Posture Podiatry Chiropody

About Chiropody

What is the difference between Chiropody and a Podiatry?

Only a few decades… a chiropodist is a podiatrist – just an older term.

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

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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 were registered nationally under the Podiatry Board of Australia. The term ‘podiatry’ and ‘podiatrist’ is used much more commonly throughout Australia, New Zealand, USA, Spain, South Africa and in some parts of Asia (i.e. Singapore). The term ‘podologist’ is another term used in some parts of Europe.

Commonly people are confused as to whether chiropodists treat different conditions to podiatrists. The answer is… podiatrists can do all the same things that chiropodists did long ago and more. Podiatrists now have access to a whole range of new training, technology and equipment allowing them to offer all the well known chiropody services and more modern podiatry services.

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

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

To schedule an examination, call us on 8362 5900 or

BOOK ONLINE by clicking here

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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