Podiatrists (which means the same as a Chiropodist) are highly skilled professionals trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. We, as Podiatrists, help prevent and can correct foot problems, keeping people mobile and active, relieving pain and treating infections.
At the Pembrokeshire Foot Clinic our practitioners are H.P.C. (Health Professions Council) & State Registered, and are BSc Podiatry qualified. These are the ONLY Podiatry qualifications recognised by the NHS.
We have been tending to the feet of the members of the Pembrokeshire Parkinson's Society for a number of years. Due to the effects of the Parkinson's disease, sufferers find it on times extremely difficult to attend various appointments, so every six weeks we go to see the group which meet every Wednesday at the HOPE MS Centre in Honeyborough and look after all of their foot care needs. Some of the most common/general treatments include corn and callus removal, nail-care, soft tissue and connective tissue problems, and advice on footwear.
Podiatrists carry out specialised work such as nail surgery and musculoskeletal assessments. We can also diagnose and treat conditions that threaten the feet of patients liable to injury or pressure related problems, as a result of medical disorders such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or impaired circulation. Some problems are inherited and some develop from illness in middle age, or from pressure of ill-fitting shoes.