Podiatry is a rewarding career that allows practitioners to make a real difference to mobility and well being for a vast range of patients.

The profession of podiatry has its origins in the chiropody treatment of corn, callous and nail problems, yet it has developed dramatically in the last decade and the scope of practice now involves the comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment of foot and leg problems.

Podiatrists are independent practitioners working in a range of settings including the NHS and private practice. The National Health Service offers increasingly challenging opportunities to work with other specialists in the fields of diabetes, rheumatology and dermatology.

Podiatry is a very specialised area of medical practice and continues to be a developing and progressive profession.

Page last reviewed: 9 October, 2023