Podiatrists are healthcare professionals who have been trained to diagnose and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs.
They also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections.
There’s more information about podiatry on the NHS website.
Our local Community Podiatry service is provided by Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust. To contact the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Locality (Springhill House, Springhill Close, Scarborough YO12 4 AD) please call 01423 542974 / 01423 542972 or click here.
The hospital trust’s highly skilled podiatrists, trained in the prevention and diagnosis of lower limb issues, provide assessment, advice and treatment for patients across 38 community sites in North Yorkshire. This includes general core podiatry, nail surgery, management of high risk feet and muscular or skeletal imbalances and injuries. You can read more here.
GPs and other healthcare professionals can find out more about the Podiatry Community Service Acceptance and Exclusion Criteria, here, the Podiatry Decision Tree, here, Podiatry Decision Tree – Biomechanics Triage and Assessment, here, referral form, here and download a guide for simple self-care nail treatments, here.