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About Us

The Practice

Shrewsbury Chiropody & Podiatry has been a well-established clinic since the early 1960's with the practice located opposite the indoor market at the heart of Shrewsbury town centre.

 

Reception Team

Our front of house team are on hand to answer any queries you may have and advise which treatment would be of benefit to you, whilst providing a warm friendly welcome to all of our clients both old and new.

 

All of our front of house team love meeting new people and will always ensure your requirements are met to the best of their ability.

About The Podiatrists (Chiropodists)

All of our podiatrists have completed a 3 year degree at university prior to being registered by the Health & Care Professions Council  to practice within both the NHS  and Private sector.  

 

To maintain their registration, our podiatrists update their knowledge and clinical skills through continuing professional development as required by the Health & Care Professions Council.

As a team, our podiatrists have gained many years experience within both the NHS and the private sector giving us the ability to cater for all lower limb requirements including specialist areas such as Diabetes, Biomechanics and Nail Surgery.

Meet The Team
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Ola

Reception

Administrator

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Mark Ryder

BSc Hons Podiatry

HCPC registration

CH13760

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Rachel

Taylor

BSc Hons Podiatry

HCPC registration

CH34692

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Francesca

Germain

Sports Therapist

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Jason

Hawkins

BSc Hons Podiatry

HCPC registration

CH31318

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Steph

Reception

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Janet Raisin

BSc Hons Podiatry

HCPC registration

CH15134

What is the difference between a Podiatrist & a Chiropodist?

In the UK the name of Podiatry replaced Chiropody in 1993 because this is how the profession is known internationally.

Qualifications of a Podiatrist

For a Podiatrist to register with the Health & Care Professions Council they have to complete and pass either a full time honours degree in Podiatry (BSc Hons) or a 4.5 year part time course.

What do the letters mean?

DPodM or BSc Hons Podiatry - the podiatrist has completed the required training at an approved institution. Originally this was a diploma in podiatric medicine later changed to a degree level qualification.

MC pod or FC pod

The Podiatrist is a member or fellow of The College of Podiatry.  A practising member of this college is assured of having professional indemnity insurance cover.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Other foot care providers including foot health practitioners/foot health specialists are not chiropodists or podiatrists (this cannot be stated clearly enough) - usually they have only completed up to 10 days of practical training alongside up to 1 years long distance learning.  

All registered Podiatrists/Chiropodists are issued with registration numbers and valid certificates from the UK Government's Regulatory Body, the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). This ensures quality assurance and professional standard of care with continuous professional development.

If in doubt:

Ask your practitioner for their HCPC number which you can check by clicking on the HCPC logo below.