Sarah Steadman BSc (Hons), MchS, HCPC Registered Podiatrist
Many people ask “what is the difference between a chiropodist and a podiatrist?” The answer is simple: in effect, no difference. All HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) registered podiatrists and chiropodists are fully qualified to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the foot and lower leg. Recently qualified practitioners will have been awarded a degree in Podiatry, so they tend to favour the term podiatrist.
I graduated in 2014 from Cardiff Metropolitan University with a 1st class degree in Podiatry. I have enjoyed two previous careers as a nurse and a teacher. I now work part-time so that I can spend time with my grandchildren. Apart from my sessions at The Llandaff Clinic I have a flourishing domiciliary visiting practice.
I offer a free foot health assessment to all my patients, If you experience foot pain or discomfort from any cause you should consider a consultation. Don’t let embarrassment come between you and healthy feet.
Podiatry (also known as chiropody) is the diagnosis and treatment by podiatrists (chiropodists) of diseases and other disorders of the feet. Podiatrists are highly skilled health professionals who have been trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections.
Podiatrists work to improve the mobility, independence and the quality of life for their patients by providing preventative care, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of problems affecting the feet, ankles and lower limbs.
We provide high quality advice and treatment for all foot & ankle related problems.
Typical conditions which will benefit from podiatric care
|Corns, callus and problem nails||Simple nail cutting needs|
|Ingrown toe nails||Verrucae and warts|
|Arthritic joints||Heel, arch and ankle pains|
|Foot and leg pains||Bunions|
|Walking problems||"Lumps and bumps"|
|General chiropody||Minor surgery|
|Simple nail cutting service||Cryosurgery|
|Nail surgery to permanently correct ingrown toe nails||Antibiotics|
|Local anaesthesia for painless treatments||Diabetic assessment & advice|
|X-rays, scans & other investigations||Steroid & other joint injections|
|Expert advice on surgical correction of foot problems||Foot supports & insoles|