What is a Podiatrist?
Podiatrists are healthcare professionals who have the specialised knowledge and expertise required to diagnose, treat and prevent a variety of conditions that affect your feet and lower limbs. These include congenital deformities, nerve syndromes, diabetes or arthritis related conditions, tendinopathies and much more.
Through advanced training, podiatrists are equipped to develop personalised treatment plans tailored specifically for you.
Qualifications and Training of a Podiatrist
Becoming a podiatrist requires more than just dedication and commitment—it takes years of specialised schooling. Starting with an accredited Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree, these aspiring doctors then undertake rigorous residency programs that hone their knowledge in the anatomy and physiology of the foot and ankle while teaching them to deliver both conservative treatments as well as surgical approaches when needed. At the end, they are required to pass a challenging certification exam before being officially licensed. All this combined makes sure each qualified podiatrist is fully prepared for delivering exemplary care!
Services Offered by a Podiatrist
At Footpoint Podiatry, we offer a wide range of services to diagnose and treat foot and ankle conditions. These may include routine foot care, such as nail and callus care, as well as the treatment of conditions such as:
- Shin splints
- Flat feet
- Knee & back pain
- Heel pain
- Ingrown toenails
- Plantar fasciitis
In addition to treating specific conditions, podiatrists provide preventive care and education on proper foot and ankle health. This may include advice on choosing appropriate footwear, exercises to improve foot and ankle strength and mobility and tips for maintaining good foot health. By working with us, patients can receive comprehensive care to help them keep their feet, ankles and lower limbs healthy and pain-free.
How a Podiatrist Can Benefit Your Foot and Ankle Health
Seeing a podiatrist on a regular basis can have numerous benefits for your overall foot and ankle health. Some of the key benefits include:
- Early identification and treatment of foot and ankle problems
- Personalised treatment plans
- Expert care for sports injuries
- Pain relief
- Improved mobility
- Prescription of specialist orthotics and footwear
- Preventative measures to avoid future injuries or complications
- Ongoing support to manage chronic problems
By working with a Footpoint Podiatry, you can enjoy better foot and ankle health, improved mobility and a higher quality of life. For personalised care and attention from a specialist, partner with our team. Our experts will use their skills and experience to provide the best possible treatment for your condition. Get in touch today with the foot expoerts!
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