Matthew Evans BSc (Hons), MChS
I pride myself on providing friendly, caring and professional assessments, advice and treatments that cover all aspects of the foot and lower leg for people of all ages.
I gained a First Class Honours degree in Podiatry from Cardiff Metropolitan University, backed up by NHS training.
I was also winner of the prestigious ‘Canonbury Award’ for the best dissertation.
I continue to develop my knowledge and interest in Podiatry with Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training sessions throughout the year.
I am qualified to administer local anaesthetic and Prescription Only Medicine and I am (state) registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – my registration number is: CH33006. You can check the register by clicking on the HPCheck logo:
I hold a current enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check and I’m also a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.
Podiatry versus Chiropody?
I am commonly asked what the difference is between Podiatry and Chiropody.
The terms ‘Podiatrist’ and ‘Chiropodist’ are essentially interchangeable but the terms refer to those health professionals who study, diagnosis and treat disorders of the foot, ankle and lower limb.
The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists have made a 2 minute video explaining ‘what is Podiatry?’, here it is
The profession has now renamed itself as Podiatrists to follow international trends and to reflect the increased training now required to become a Podiatrist via the three year honours degree University program. Podiatrists & Chiropodists are members of the Allied Health Professions and are registered professions with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and ‘Podiatrist’ and ‘Chiropodist’ are legally protected titles and as such can only be used by people registered with the HCPC.
The HCPC regulates Podiatrists to ensure that they meet and maintain the highest standards of training, professional skills, behaviour and health to ensure the safety of the public.