A Podiatrist’s scope of practice covers all aspects of foot health.
In order to achieve State Registration, a Podiatrist must complete a three year Bachelor of Science degree covering the anatomy and Physiology of the lower extremity as well as Pharmacology, Biomechanics and nail surgery.
As such, Podiatrists treat a wide range of foot problems;
- Children and adults with toe and foot deformities
- Individuals with Diabetes who would like a neurovascular assessment of the foot and targeted preventative advice
- Adults and children who require Biomechanical (structural ) examination and the prescription of orthotics (insoles)
- Those with long standing, persistent corns or calluses who require up to date, detailed footwear advice and active treatment
- Plantar Fasciitis (severe heel pain)
- In growing toenails
- Individuals with structural foot problems relating to Rheumatoid arthritis and other systemic disease
A consultation will include:
- Case history: A full medical history to include any operations, interventions you may have tried and any medication you are taking.
- Examination: This may be on the patient couch, or may involve watching you walking or standing.
- Treatment: Instruments are sterilised (in line with NICE guide lines) for complete patient confidence.
- Written and verbal advice: Footwear advice will be prescriptive and specific so you can shop locally for the shoe which suits your foot shape and lifestyle.