Terminology

Biomechanics
The study of human movement. Faults in the feet and legs may result in lower back pain, neck stiffness, hip pain, leg fatigue, arch pain, toe cramping callous and corns. The treatment of such problems may be orthotics a custom made device, which fits into normal shoes, to create normal function of the feet and legs.

FMT (Foot Mobilisation Technique)
FMT is a proven alternative treatment solution, that uses the ‘hands-on’ techniques of joint mobilisation, combined with corrective exercises, to fix the structural cause of foot, heel, ankle, leg, knee, hip & back pain, reducing the need for orthotics, surgery or medication.

Marigold Therapy
Marigold Therapy is a topical treatment for a wide variety of painful, acute and chronic foot problems. Painless, quick acting and without adverse effects, it is suitable for people of all ages including children. Non-invasive, it is especially helpful for people in 'at risk' categories for whom surgery is contra-indicated. Its high success rate in resolving disorders of the skin, bones and nails of the feet encourages people to take a positive interest in maintaining foot health.

Nail Surgery
The treatment or removal of ingrown toe nails using local anaesthetics.

Podiatrist
Many Chiropodists are now using the title Podiatrist, which is the internationally recognised name for foot specialist.

State Registration
State Registration was a standard set by the government through the Council For Professions Supplementary to Medicine. To reach this standard a Chiropodist/Podiatrist had to complete a 3 year full time course leading to a BSc degree in Podiatry and they could then use the title State Registered Chiropodist. This was replaced by registration with the Health Professions Council (HPC) and has now been replaced again by registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).