Podiatrists are autonomous specialist health professionals working in the field of foot and lower limb disorders. It is a small but highly flexible, rewarding and varied profession where practitioners help people of all ages maintain their health and wellbeing through minor surgery, orthotic device prescription, exercise, wound care and health education. This includes access to and the use of a wide range of prescription only medicines, administration of local anaesthetics and the ability to perform minor surgical procedures upon completion of the degree.
Podiatry offers the opportunity to work in a range of specialist disciplines, including diabetes, wound care, paediatrics, forensics, musculoskeletal practice and rheumatology to name but a few.
As a graduate you will be eligible for professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and be fully prepared to begin your career as a podiatrist. With minimal further postgraduate training podiatrists are qualified to administer soft tissue and joint steroid injections and with a further period of study can move into Podiatric Surgery and perform invasive foot and ankle surgery and reconstruction. Most new Podiatry graduates enter the NHS at grade 5 or 6 but many choose to work a split of part private and part NHS practice.
This site has been designed so you can learn more about an exciting career in podiatry and find out how to train.