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po·di·a·try

(pō-dī'ă-trē),
The specialty concerned with the diagnosis and/or medical, surgical, mechanical, physical, and adjunctive treatment of the diseases, injuries, and defects of the human foot.
[pod- + G. iatreia, medical treatment]

chiropody

/chi·rop·o·dy/ (ki-rop´ah-de) podiatry.

chiropody

(kĭ-rŏp′ə-dē, shĭ-)
n.

chi·rop′o·dist n.

chiropody

See podiatry.

podiatry

The field of healthcare dedicated to understanding the anatomy, mechanics and pathology of the foot, and the diagnosis and treatment of its diseases

chiropody

Podiatry, see there.

po·di·a·try

(pŏ-dī'ă-trē)
The health care specialty concerned with the diagnosis or medical, surgical, mechanical, physical, and adjunct treatment of the diseases, injuries, and defects of the human foot.
Synonym(s): chiropody, podiatric medicine.

chiropody

A specialty supplementary to medicine devoted to the care of the feet and the treatment of minor foot complaints such as ingrowing toenails, bunions, plantar warts, foot strain, flat feet and the care of the feet of diabetics. In the United States, chiropody is known as podiatry, the other half of the activity being, perhaps, left to manicurists. From the Greek cheir , hand, and podos , foot.

podiatry

the term that is now generally used to include chiropody, traditionally the practice of caring for the health, and treating disorders, of the feet. Now a paramedical profession responsible for the assessment, diagnosis and management of conditions of the feet and lower limbs. The input of podiatrists in sport is increasing with the greater understanding of the role of biomechanics of the lower limb in the prevention and treatment of injury. Biomechanical assessment may, for example, suggest the benefit of custom-made insoles to partially correct an abnormality. See also orthoses.

po·di·a·try

(pŏ-dī'ă-trē)
The health care specialty concerned with the human foot.
Synonym(s): chiropody.
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It is a procedure that is seldom used alone, usually being combined with a bony procedure (Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists 2006).
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The school's solicitor, John Jordan, said: 'It is the government, not the school, which is stopping graduates from calling themselves chiropodists, so an alternative name has had to be chosen.
Generally FFP1NR and FFP2NR masks are recommended for podiatric use when using a nail drill (Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists 2000).
Ruth Crowder is the Policy Officer for The College of Occupational Therapists in Wales, Philippa Ford is the Public Affairs and Policy Officer for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in Wales and Richard Clark is the Policy Officer for the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists in Wales.
For everyday use, the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists recommends a thick heel height of 3cm.
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Last week, the Sunday Mercury told how students paying up to pounds 2,500 to train as selfemployed chiropodists could be left with diplomas hardly worth the paper they are printed on.
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