As a company that offers podiatry in Cardiff we are often asked “what is the difference between a podiatrist and a chiropodist?”
So what is the difference between a podiatrist and a chiropodist?
In short, nothing. Both are protected titles and are recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council. Chiropody is just the old term for podiatry, they are both the same. In my opinion the only difference is the way that people perceive the meaning. Often patients think that a chiropodist will treat nail and skin conditions as well as verrucae and podiatrists treat a wider variety of foot related problems. But that is just a perception, both are the same.
Where can I get podiatry in Cardiff?
The Healthcare Hub now has two locations in Cardiff, our Whitchurch shop The Healthcare Hub, 53a Merthyr Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff and our new service only clinic in The Healthcare Hub Unit 1 Sanatorium Road, Canton, Cardiff, CF11 8DG. Services include general podiatry treatments which can be simple nails cuts, treatments of corns, callus, verrucae and ingrowing toenails. Our podiatry team also offer biomechanical analysis for treatments of a number of lower limb conditions such as plantar fasciitis, shin pain, Achilles tendon pain etc. On occasion we will utilise the use of prescription insoles that are used to reduce load on the damaged tissue.
How much does it cost for podiatry in Cardiff?
Prices between clinics will vary slightly, however, we will always be upfront about our prices which can be found here. The Healthcare Hub offers a relaxing environment whilst you wait for an appointment. The Hub also offers a large range of comfort footwear, orthopaedic supports and braces as well as a large range of podiatry products.
Our podiatrists will also be able to offer advice on suitable products that may lead to an improvement in foot health. For example, topical creams can be used to combat cracked heels. Wider fitting comfort footwear might be advised for patients suffering with bunions or swollen feet.
To book in with a podiatrist or for more information on products that we supply please get in touch via the form below.