PODIATRY / CHIROPODY @ The Sherwood Clinic in Harrow

What is podiatry?

Podiatrists are independent health professionals qualified to deal with the assessment, diagnosis & treatment of the lower limbs & feet. A podiatrist provides a medical service for the feet & foot related conditions. It involves preventative, palliative & corrective methods & includes medical, surgical & orthotics & manipulative methods. A podiatrist has skills in general foot treatments but may have developed particular specialisms in nail surgery, biomechanical assessments & diabetic foot assessments.



What is the difference between a Chiropodist & a  Podiatrist?

There is no difference between the chiropodist & a podiatrist. Both terms refer to practitioners who specialize in diagnosis & treatment of foot conditions. Chiropody/ Chiropodist were the titles which have been used mainly in the UK while Podiatry/ Podiatrist are used in the rest of the English speaking world. Increasingly, the term podiatrist is being used in Britain.

Here at Sherwood in harrow we have a team of fully qualified & experienced podiatrists who specialise in all aspects of podiatry, treating a variety of issues affecting the foot and leg, from professional athletes to small children.  Our Clinic is specifically equipped to diagnose and treat all foot and lower leg needs.  Our Podiatrists are trained to diagnose and treat problems of the toes and nails, heels, ankles and knees Treatments include:

Corns & Callus


Ingrown toe - nails/ nail surgery

Nail & skin infections (athlete’s foot)

Diabetic foot assessments 

Foot health education & footwear advice 

Flat feet, heel pain (biomechanical assessments)

Orthotics / arch support devices

Sports injuries

Children’s feet problems


If you are worried about your feet, don’t delay; make an appointment with a Podiatrist at The Sherwood Clinic. For an initial consultation please contact reception on 0208 869 0000 for an appointment.