Chiropody / Podiatry Service at Alsager Osteopathic surgery.
Everyone understands the term Chiropodist, so what is a Podiatrist? Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study and treatment of disorders of the leg and foot . ‘Podiatrist’ is a reserved title in the UK, meaning that it can only be used by those registered with the Health Professions Council. Within the United Kingdom, the titles “podiatrist” and “chiropodist” are to some extent interchangeable. Although the UK government-appointed regulator acknowledges both titles and makes no distinction between them, they are used differently within the occupation. Inside the profession, chiropody is used to suggest the routine processes of foot care, whilst podiatry is indicative of the higher skills and academic levels.
Heather Niewdach, our friendly Chiropodist, has a Degree, a BSc Hons in Podiatry from Plymouth University and is Registered with HCPC. She is a Member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
Functional insoles and orthotics can be used to reduce pain by re-distributing pressure away from painful areas in the feet. They can help us bear weight more effectively and realign the whole lower limb, allowing for pain free walking and running.
Routine Treatments offered include:
We have been lucky enough to be joined at our Hazel Grove practice in Stockport by a very experienced and respected podiatrist/chiropodist!
We are hoping to make our surgeries in Cheshire into the areas center of excellence for all your musculoskeletal needs and this represents a coup with another experience chiropodist joining us.
Lydia Aldred BScHons.SRCh.MCHs Chiropodist / Podiatrist
Lydia is a Chiropodist / Podiatrist with 8 years experience. She is fully state registered being a member of the health and care professions council (HCPC), and the Society of Chiropodist and Podiatrist.
Her aim is to improve the mobility, independence and quality of life of her patients. She provides an extremely friendly and reliable gold standard service.