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Podiatry & Chiropody - not just nails!

Podiatrists are specialist practitioners engaged in the study, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle. The term podiatry came into use in the early 20th century in the United States and is now used worldwide, although in some English-speaking countries, the older title of chiropodist may be still be used.  It is important to realise that the level and scope of the practice of podiatry varies amongst countries, AND AMONGST PRACTITIONERS.


She went on to tell me that I would never be short of work, particularly if I did one simple thing.

“What should I do Mam Gi?” I asked all wide eyed and expectantly thinking she would tell me to study hard and be technically excellent.

Her reply was so simple that it never left me:

“Look after your patients as if you were looking after me” and with that she gave me a big hug (Cwtch in Welsh) and I knew I was doing the right thing.

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