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Staff Profiles

What is Podiatry

Podiatrists are experts in all aspects of foot and lower limb health

Their scope of practice ranges from everyday footcare needs such as issues with toenails, calluses and corns, and treating and avoiding infections, all the way to early detection and diagnosis, minor surgery, sports injuries, healing wounds and preventing amputations. Podiatrists cover a large range of issues in the lower limb including:

  • General foot health
  • Musculoskeletal podiatry such as joint pain, sports injuries, walking analysis and rehabilitation
  • Minor surgery under local anaesthetic – this includes ingrown toenail removal
  • Vascular podiatry – ensuring your circulation works the best way it can in your lower limbs
  • Skin conditions
  • Wound care
  • High-risk limb care for those with complex health needs.

Careers in Podiatry

Royal College of Podiatry


Podiatry BSc (Hons) at Ulster University 2024/25 entry – Full-time Undergraduate Study

Further resources

Royal College of Podiatry homepage (

Podiatry courses in the spotlight… Ulster University – Careers In Podiatry (

Podiatry within the NHS (