What’s the difference between a podiatrist, chiropodist and a foot health professional? at bodytonic clinic®

Up until 1990 all Foot health professionals were called Chiropodists. Then a Podiatry degree was brought in and Chiropodist could study additional qualifications to bring them to the same level as newly qualified Podiatrists. Existing Chiropody training still remained however, newly qualified
professionals could not call themselves Chiropodist, so the new term Foot Health professional (FHP) was introduced.

Podiatrist can work for the NHS, do surgery under anaesthetic and prescribe drugs. Foot Health Professionals (FHP) are qualified and insured professionals who can do all the essential maintenance treatments including corns, callus, diabetic foot care, nail cutting.

5 Reasons for having your foot health checked

Foot health Checks diagnose conditions and treat them and stop infections. bodytonic clinic SE16 E1W E15 London

Part 1: Helps diagnose conditions and treat them

Foot health checks help to diagnose conditions and treat them at the initial phase reducing the risk of complications and help to stop the spread of any infections.

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Part 2: Feet carry the full weight of our bodies!

Feet carry the full weight of our bodies so they play an important part in our daily activities. Our feet and lower limbs are often overlooked when it comes to Foot health care. We use them as often as we use our eyes so why not get them checked regularly.

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Part 3: Great foot health helps with walking and running

Having problem free feet makes walking and running more comfortable. Your foot health could be stopping you from wearing certain shoes or playing certain sports. Overall good foot health can help to make you more mobile.

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Part 4: Diabetes, poor circulation and damage to the nerves and lower limbs.

Foot health checks help those with diabetes treat and control any possible damage caused by poor circulation and damage to the nerves of the lower limbs. It’s also important to maintain foot health care as people with diabetes are prone to infections and ulcers.

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Part 5: Good foot health can help you feel less self-conscious

Foot health care can help you feel less self-conscious especially on holiday or in the summer when we prefer to go barefoot or wear open toed shoes. Treatment of conditions such as athletes foot and cracked heels is easy with the assistance of a Foot health professional.

FREE Consultation*

FREE15 minutes

Initial appointment

£6045 minutes

Follow up appointment

£5030 minutes
What's the difference between a podiatrist, chiropodist and a foot health professional?

FREE Consultation*

FREE15 minutes

Initial appointment

£6045 minutes

Follow up appointment

£5030 minutes
What's the difference between a podiatrist, chiropodist and a foot health professional?

FREE Consultation*

FREE15 minutes

Initial appointment

£6045 minutes

Follow up appointment

£5030 minutes

What to expect at your first visit to bodytonic clinic®

On your first visit our Foot Health Professional (FHP) will take you through a full case history and to discuss your needs and goals which you want to achieve. A full general and neurovascular assessment will be performed checking circulation and sensory reaction of the lower limbs. This will help to determine the condition which needs to be treated.

Once the assessment has been carried out and the condition has been identified treatment will then be provided. After treatment has been given, and where time allows, the foot health professional will also provide a gentle foot massage using moisturising and hydrating foot care creams. This will help to improve circulation, muscle tension and overall improved foot mobility. In addition, you will be informed on the next steps to take and how to prevent future problems.

 *Your FREE Discovery Consultation – what to expect

  • Book an initial FREE consultation with a fully qualified foot health care professional
  • In this session you can talk to the professional about your foot health needs and discover what works best for yourself
  • This initial 15 minute session does not include any treatment
  • There is absolutely no obligation to take a full appointment at foot health centre
  • Online discounts are not available on medical, osteopathy or foot health problems
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