Foot Care Specialists in Wellington
The medical care of the foot is a specialist area of primary healthcare occupied by podiatric medicine and practised by podiatrists (historically known as chiropodists). In New Zealand the practice of podiatry is largely restricted to private practice with only a small section of the profession employed by the Government Health Service. Podiatrists are primary health care providers who specialise in the medical diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the foot and lower limbs. In order to lawfully practice Podiatric Medicine in New Zealand podiatrists must be registered with the Podiatrists Board of New Zealand and must hold a current Annual Practising Certificate.