About Exe Chiropody

ADRIAN OAKES MSSCh HCPC Registered.

I am a health professional who can assess, diagnose, treat and manage conditions of the feet and lower limbs. I also have over fifteen years of practice experience including
assessment and treatment of common foot complaints such as corns, other skin pathologies and nail problems.
I can assess alignment and function of the feet with appropriate treatment such as insoles, stretching and strengthening exercises to help correct many abnormalities.
I also check patients at increased risk of foot problems such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and peripheral vascular disease.
Advice is given at every consultation on prevention of foot problems, how to keep feet in good health and footwear.

Conditions treated include:
Problem nails including ingrown, thickened or fungal infections
Corns & callous
Verruca's
Flat Feet
Bunions and hammer toes
Diabetic Foot Assessment
Foot & Ankle Pain
Children’s Feet

What is the difference between a chiropodist and a podiatrist?
The only real difference between a chiropodist and a podiatrist is that chiropodists tend to have a diploma qualification, and a podiatrist should have a degree in Podiatry, but both are qualified to treat all manner of foot complaints. The term chiropodist has been traditionally used in the UK, whereas podiatrist is recognised and used more internationally. Increasingly, chiropodists in the UK are being referred to as podiatrists and many people in the profession refer to themselves as both.

‘Chiropodist’ and ‘Podiatrist’ are protected titles and can only be used by people registered with the Health and Care Professions Council [HCPC].

The HCPC regulates the chiropody and podiatry profession and ensures that all its members meet their standards for training, professional skills, behavior and health. I have been a full practicing member from 2006 when the HCPC was established.