Definition of chiropody in English:

chiropody

noun

mass nounBritish
  • The treatment of the feet and their ailments.

    • ‘They may offer leisure activities such as arts and crafts, or services such as chiropody and hairdressing.’
    • ‘Visiting services will be available such as physiotherapy, chiropody, occupational therapists and alternative therapists.’
    • ‘They offer a whole range of facials, massage, pedicure, manicure and chiropody treatments, ranging in price from £24 for a basic pedicure to £39 for the super de luxe.’
    • ‘She arranged work experience at North Tees Hospital's cardio respiratory unit, and in x-ray, chiropody and audiology.’
    • ‘Patients with peripheral vascular disease benefit from regular chiropody, and those with diabetes should attend a foot clinic.’
    • ‘There will also be a variety of health services available, including physiotherapy, chiropody, healthy eating, sexual health advice and counselling sessions.’
    • ‘A good initiative, but I wish the Prime Minister could have been with me when I went to my clinic for chiropody yesterday.’
    • ‘Other facilities will include an expanded community dental service, new surgeries for chiropody, additional classes for new parents, more consulting rooms and an office for local social workers.’
    • ‘He has unveiled a three-year recovery plan that includes slashing prices and closing its laser eye treatment, dentist and chiropody clinics.’
    • ‘One attractive feature is that it offers a 50 per cent refund of everyday expenses such as GP fees, physiotherapy, child counselling, chiropody and emergency dental treatment.’
    • ‘In the last financial year, the dentistry, chiropody and laser hair removal businesses reported losses of £16.3 million.’
    • ‘It is treated with physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropody and surgery or a combination of treatments.’
    • ‘Participants spend three years at Waterloo studying kinesiology, and two years at Michener studying either chiropody or respiratory therapy.’
    • ‘At present, only two therapies - osteopathy and chiropody - have a regulatory umbrella body, established by the government.’
    • ‘What infuriates me is the undervaluing of the sort of help which keeps older women reasonably fit - physiotherapy, chiropody, check-ups and so on.’
    • ‘The project involves the provision of evidence-based medical, nursing, dietetic and chiropody care to diabetic patients at GP practice level.’
    • ‘Residents would share a central mall, library, beauty salon, activity room and cafe and there would also be a treatment room for physiotherapy, aromatherapy, chiropody and other health services.’
    • ‘A wide range of medical services such as physiotherapy, chiropody, acupuncture and reflexology is provided for the residents and visitors to the Centre.’
    • ‘Community based diabetes nursing, dietetics, and chiropody posts were unfilled.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, after further decades of boundary disputes with medicine, chiropody in Britain finally achieved state registration or licensing in 1960, largely within the terms of the above definition.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from chiro- ‘hand’ + Greek pous, pod- ‘foot’.

Pronunciation

chiropody

/kɪˈrɒpədi/