About us

Podiatry and Chiropody are terms that are both used for the profession of diagnosing and treating disorders of the lower limb. Whilst there is no difference between a Podiatrist and a Chiropodist, chiropody is generally thought as routine treatments for nails, corns and callus, whilst podiatry is often used to describe the more challenging aspects such as biomechanics, diabetes care and sports injuries.
We undertake all aspects of the profession
The Ashton Chiropody Practice is owned by I.D. Podiatry Ltd
and run by the companies two HPC registered Podiatrists. Partners both in business and in their family life, Ian and Dawn can ensure you recieve the best possible care.

Working alongside Dawn and Ian is Helen, who has been at the practice for many years and always guarantees a professional and warm welcome.

What do Podiatrists do?


Podiatrists treat a wide varity of individuals. As well as routine care of common foot problems such as nail disorders, corns, callus and verrucas, we are also trained to identify, monitor and help manage more serious conditions. Often, podiatrists are involved in the long term care of patients with diseases such as diabetes and arthritis, as well as many other conditions that can have an adverse affect on the health of the lower limb.
In addition, we are trained in biomechanics and gait anlysis, allowing us to observe how you move and how your lower limb functions, in order to diagnose and treat symptoms created by abnormalities such as fallen arches and leg length differences.

What services do we offer?

We offer a comprehensive range of services to cater for all your podiatric needs. Please see our services page for more details.
We currently have a full time clinic running in Ashton -in-Makerfield. In addition, we offer home visits for all of our services, excluding nail surgery which we perform at our Ashton clinic.

Home visits are available for most of the borough, please contact us to check availability.


What is the Health Professions Council (HPC)?

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The HPC is a regulatory body that ensures that practitioners are suitably qualified, professional and genuine, offering protection and security to the public.

The HPC will only register clinicans that are found to meet their standards. We encourage you to visit the HPC website for more information, and to check our registrations for yourself - we want you to enjoy your treatments with us safe in the knowledge that you are in good hands.