What is the difference between a Podiatrist and a Chiropodist?

Besides the level of education, the scope of practise differs greatly. A Podiatrist can diagnose and treat foot ailments, prescribe medications, order and take x-rays in their clinic, perform soft tissue and bone surgeries. A Podiatrist must meet a higher standard of education than a Chiropodist; as a result Chiropodists are limited in the types of treatments they are able to offer and are not recognized by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan.