Berenice Cogger is a registered Podiatrist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists with 39 years experience working for both the NHS and in private practice.
The Health and Care Professions Council is the regulatory body for health professions. Registration with the new HCPC ensures full qualification, quality assurance and ensures that professional standards of care have been met by participation in a programme of continuous professional development. To verify that a practitioner is registered with the HCPC you can access the HCPC Online.
A podiatrist is responsible for assessing, diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions that affect the feet and lower limbs.
There are increasing demands for podiatric care due to an ageing population as well as an increase in the number of people with diabetes and the fact that foot problems are so widespread. The profession is therefore constantly evolving to meet those challenges.
Generally we take our feet for granted and it is not until problems occur that we consider getting them checked. Professional foot care is therefore essential for comfort and mobility. If you suffer from conditions like diabetes, arthritis or poor circulation it is of paramount importance that you seek professional care and treatment.