Look after your feet with Chiropody

If you have Private Medical Insurance or a Cash Plan it is worth checking to see if chiropody treatment is covered. The price of a private chiropodist will vary depending on where you live and their level of experience. Chiropody and Podiatry is one and the same thing.

The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists confirm that there is no difference between a chiropodist and a podiatrists in the UK. They all deal with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the lower limb. They are qualified to treat people with arthritis, diabetes, nail surgery and sports injuries. Working with people of all ages however, podiatrists play a particularly important role in helping older people to stay mobile and, therefore, independent.

The average adult takes between 4000 and 6000 steps per day. It is therefore no wonder that the statistics show 75 – 80% of the adult population have some kind of foot problem.

You may have never experienced treatment by a chiropodist before. We want to let people know exactly what you can receive treatment for from a professional and qualified chiropodist. You can also refer to the information provided in The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists video which gives more detail.


A Chiropodist provides treatment and or advice for many foot problems including:

Who covers Chiropody treatment on their UK Private Medical Insurance policies and Cash Plans?

Aviva, AXA Health, Freedom Health Insurance, Healthshield, Medicash and Westfield Health are some of the providers who offer cover for Chiropody. It could be covered in their core plan or as an optional add-on to the standard policy.

If you would like to know more about Private Medical Insurance or Cash Plans and the benefits that are available, please contact us either by email enquiries@smphealthcare.com by telephone 01245 929129 or request a quotation using one of our online quotation forms.