Chiropodists are often also called podiatrists but there is no difference between a chiropodist and a podiatrist. Podiatrist is the term used for chiropodists in other English speaking countries outside the UK.

Chiropodists and podiatrists, deal with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the feet and are qualified to treat people with arthritis, diabetes and sports injuries.

Chiropodists work with people of all ages but play a particularly important role in helping older people to stay mobile and, therefore, independent.