Chiropody and our Chiropodists


Our chiropodists in our clinic are specialists in all foot problems. Our chiropodists are fully qualified and registered with the health care professions council.

Chiropodist Treatments


Our chiropodists offer treatments from routine foot care, verrucae treatments, minor surgeries to gait analysis and orthotic, manufacture. Our chiropodists have treated many Brighton based athletes for sports injuries, using orthotic, therapy and closely working with our physiotherapists. Our chiropodists will work closely with you, helping you to achieve the outcome you want from your treatment. You will be involved at every stage of the formulation of your treatment plan.

Chiropody Facilities


Our clinic has facilities for gait analysis, which is used as part of a functional assessment prior to the prescription of orthotics, which are manufactured on site by our chiropodists.

Our chiropodists regularly treat runners, golfers, walkers, footballers, rugby players and many more athletes, but they also treat others who have foot problems. There are many common foot problems.

All about Chiropody


What is the difference between a Podiatrist & Chiropodist?

The term chiropodist has been traditionally used in the UK, but the term podiatrist is recognised and used more internationally. Chiropodists in the UK are being referred to as podiatrists more and more and many people in the profession refer to themselves as both. Podiatrists currently have to undertake a Bachelors degree which includes 1000 clinical training hours to meet standards for the use of the protected titles Podiatrist or Chiropodist. A Podiatrist may well be trained in the use of local anaesthetics and have a licence for issuing prescription only medicines.


What is a Chiropodist?

A HCPC registered podiatrist/ chiropodist is a specialist in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the foot and lower limb. Foot disorders affect the majority of the people at some time in their lives.


 What Does a Chiropodist do exactly?

This list is not exhaustive, but gives some idea of what a Podiatrist does:

  • Relief of foot pain.
  • Prescription and provision of orthoses (specialist insoles).
  • Use of techniques including minor surgery using local anaesthetics.
  • Preventative care for people with specific conditions such as diabetes, poor circulation and various forms of arthritis.
  • Recognition of systemic medical conditions which may first manifest themselves within the foot and alleviation of the effects of these disorders such as inflammation or ulceration.
  • Routine care of problem nails, corns and callus.
  • Routine Chiropody Treatment



A routine treatment usually lasts about 30 minutes. A typical treatment will begin with some questions from the chiropodist /podiatrist about your general health and any medication you are taking. Common treatments in a routine session would be nail cutting, nail reduction, in growing toenail management, corn enucleation, and callus debridement.