The role of a chiropodist and podiatrist within the UK is to assess and determine any abnormalities of the lower limb area of a patient, specifically the foot.
Most patients that a chiropodist will deal with include young children, the elderly and those who have diabetes and arthritis.
In order to become a chiropodist you first need to enrol in a chiropody training. Once a course has been completed you can then apply to work in a GP surgery, hospital, clinic, health centre or even in schools and nursing homes around the UK.
Those who enrol in a course will find that it takes three years to complete the course, this will then result in a degree being obtained by the HPC, which is the Health Professionals Council. This degree is essential should you want to work within the NHS.