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What is a Podiatrist?

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A podiatrist, also known as a podiatric physician, is essentially a doctor for your feet. They are trained to diagnose and treat all conditions of the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. Podiatrists are the most qualified primary care practitioners to care for your feet.

After a  four year undergraduate degree and further post graduate training in specialised areas podiatrists work and specialise in many related fields, including sports medicine, paediatrics (children), surgery, wound care and diabetic care. Podiatry is the only medically registered profession that specialises in foot and lower limb care and registration ensures an ongoing commitment to continuing education. This makes sure the current and best practices in foot and lower limb care are not only practiced but governed by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Podiatrists are also recognised by national bodies such as Sports Medicine Australia, The Australian Podiatry Association, The Australian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, and The Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons. Each of these bodies provides comprehensive and continuing educational programs to enable members to be at the forefront of best care practice.

At The Melbourne Foot Clinic we are proud to have a wide variety of talented and committed podiatrists that cover the total range of foot and leg problems. Each practitioner is registered and associated with varying national specialisation associations.

The wide range of conditions we treat include:

  • Foot Pain
  • Stress Injuries
  • Flat Feet
  • Ingrown Nails
  • Wounds
  • Bunions
  • Corns
  • Callous
  • Warts
  • Infections
  • Fungus
  • Nail Replacement (Keryflex)

If you are not sure whether a podiatrist will be able to treat you presenting concern our receptionists will be more than happy to answer any further queries that you may have.