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.