A podiatrist  specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of foot and lower limb conditions. They are able to  assess and evaluate a wide range of patients and can take a lead with patients who fall into high risk categories such as diabetes, rheumatism, cerebral palsy, peripheral arterial disease and peripheral nerve damage.

A Podiatrist can minimise the impact and consequence of long term conditions:

• Prevent and delay onset of deterioration of chronic conditions

• Maintain and maximise mobility

• Help to reduce the number of falls

• Enable independence leading to improved quality of life and reduced social exclusion

• Reduce the need for secondary, surgical or pharmacological intervention

• Reduce hospital admissions and unnecessary hospital referrals

• Support patients living with long term conditions

• Keep people mobile and in work