standard-title What is Podiatry?

What is Podiatry?


Podiatry is a specialist field that focuses on improving the overall health and well-being of patients in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the foot and lower-limb. Podiatrists provide pain relief from foot deformities, injuries and wounds through palliative means, minor surgery or through the prescription of foot orthoses to re-align foot or leg imbalances.

They are team players 

Podiatrists are important team players in the preventative care and management of patients with systemic conditions such as Diabetes and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Podiatrists often recognise systemic medical conditions in patients where manifestation of the condition first occurs in the foot

Experts in foot problems 

Podiatrists are often called upon by other physicians and health care professionals for consultation and treatment of foot problems, which can be experienced by everyone from children to seniors. After all, you only have one pair of feet to last a lifetime.