Posture Podiatry Chiropody

About Chiropody

What is the difference between Chiropodist and a Podiatrist?
Only a few decades… chiropody is podiatry – just an older term.

The term ‘Chiropody’ started in the United Kingdom, and is still used commonly as a matter of personal choice.

In Australia the term ‘Chiropodist’ was replaced by ‘Podiatrist’ as state based registration boards changed in the 1970’s and 1980’s. As of 2011 Australian Podiatrists are registered nationally under the Podiatry Board of Australia.

Commonly people are confused as to whether chiropodists treat different conditions to podiatrists. The answer is no, podiatrists can do all the same things that chiropodists did long ago.

So, there is no difference, Chiropodists are Podiatrists, and Podiatrists are Chiropodists… just a term from the ‘old country’!

The podiatrists at Posture Podiatry will be happy to help you with any of your podiatry needs.

What to expect in your consult?

On arrival, you’ll be greeted with a smile and invited to enjoy a complimentary mineral foot bath with essential oils or a beautiful herbal tea. (Say yes when offered… we love spoiling our clients!)

You’ll meet your podiatrist, who will listen to your history, work with you to perform a thorough assessment and begin treatment to get to the bottom of your concerns.

Your time is valuable, so you can complete your client forms either in person or online before your appointment to make things run smoothly. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask. We’re here to help!

We’ll stay in touch by sending personal emails or SMS (not bulk spam), and also ask for feedback after your appointments so we can continue to improve our service to you.


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