What is Chiropody?
The practice of Chiropody is the assessment of the foot and the treatment and prevention of diseases or disorders of the foot by therapeutic, surgical, orthotic and palliative means.
Chiropody is practiced by qualified, regulated practitioners who have undergone government established and recognized programs and examinations and we at BODYWORKS PHYSIOTHERAPY is proud to provide you with this service.
What is a Chiropodist?
Chiropody is the health care profession that assesses and treats foot conditions. Physicians as well as other health care professionals often refer their patients for consultation. A referral to a Chiropody or a Podiatry clinic from a physician is not required.
The Chiropodist’s Work
Generally practitioners will have several controlled acts. These include the treatment of:
- Bony Foot Deformities
- Subcutaneous Lesions
- Corns / Callus / Warts
- Nail Conditions
- Biomechanical Dysfunctions
- Orthotics / Orthopedic Appliances
Types of Treatments Offered
Treatments might include:
- Foot physical therapy
- Surgical procedures
- Cutting into subcutaneous tissue
- Administering by injection into the foot designated substances / drugs
- Prescription of designated drugs
Did You Know?
Studies in North America and Europe have shown that with regular treatment from a Podiatrist / Chiropodist many elderly patients remain ambulatory, active and in their own homes for a longer period of time.
A Podiatrist/Chiropodist attends a single track Podiatric Medical School, where medicine, surgery, immunology, radiology and pathomechanics are among the subjects studied. The modern Podiatrist/Chiropodist is uniquely placed to provide comprehensive foot-care.
Podiatrist/Chiropodists are primary care providers and are therefore qualified to assess, diagnose, prescribe and carry out treatments including minor surgical procedures, therapeutic treatments including: laser, ultrasound, iontophoresis, extracorporeal shock wave therapy and electrical treatments.