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Chiropody and Podiatrist

Podiatry is an exciting and varied career. It offers you the chance to make a difference, a high degree of flexibility and excellent employment prospects. You’ll work with patients every day to help improve their care and their lives.

Working life

You will work with people’s feet and legs. You’ll diagnose and treat abnormalities and offer professional advice on care of feet and legs to prevent foot problems. In the NHS, you’ll see many patients at high risk of amputation, such as those suffering from arthritis or diabetes.

What you'll do as a podiatrist

You’ll see a huge variety of patients and help them with many different issues as podiatrist. Some examples of things you might work on include:

  • helping children with lower limb pain or problems walking
  • helping diabetes sufferers with circulation problems who may be at risk of amputation
  • helping people with sports injuries and dancers whose long hours of rehearsing and performing put stress on their feet causing injury