Catherine Pye – Peterborough Podiatry & Chiropody
Catherine Qualified as a Podiatrist in 1997 and gained her B.Sc.Podiatry (Hons) from New College Durham.
She has worked as a Podiatrist with the NHS since 1997 covering routine clinics, diabetic clinics, wound clinics and nail surgery clinics. Catherine has worked as a Peterborough Podiatrist for the last 15 years and has carried a number of meetings with GP’s/Practice Nurses and patient groups to discuss the Podiatry service and what it offers/means to them
Within her routine caseload she advises about and treats numerous conditions such as:
- Basic nail care, ingrowing toenail, fungal nails.
- Corns, callus and verrucae
- Foot pain/heel pain
- Orthotic/insole provision
- Footwear, and many other conditions.
- She also has specialist knowledge/understanding about arthritic and diabetic feet.
She is regulated by the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) which means she has achieved a high standard of clinical expertise with her Bsc.Podiatry (Hons) degree, and continues to develop her skills and education.
Often asked is –“What is the difference between a podiatrist and chiropodist?”
Technically there is no difference between a podiatrist and a chiropodist. Podiatry is simply a more modern term adopted in the UK, along with many other countries, to reflect the advancements of treatment and regulatory changes within the profession.
We are involved with the diagnosis and treatment of general foot complaints, such as corns, verrucae and fungal infections, and in more specialist areas such as biomechanics and surgery.
The most important thing when considering chiropody/podiatry treatment is whether the practitioner is fully qualified and regulated by the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council). To be permitted to use the term Podiatrist/Chiropodist you must be registered with the regulatory board HCPC and have undertaken a three year university degree including practical training.
For those who do not meet these minimum criteria they must use another term, the most common being a Foot Health Practitioner.
Catherine heads up the Peterborough Chiropody & Podiatry service from Total Health Clinics Peterborough.