A podiatrist is skilled, trained and educated to assess, diagnose and treat problems of the foot and associated structures.
Podiatrists are able to provide advice on foot care, health education, gait analysis and footwear advice. Your Podiatrist can advise on workplace footwear the right type of shoes for you, or the most suitable shoes to prevent foot problems.
Annual foot checks are recommended for all members of the family. Podiatrists are skilled in screening and health education, so a visit to the Podiatrist need not always be about sore feet. Your feet and your family’s foot health are important.
Much of the work of a podiatrist is aimed at prevention and education. If you are diabetic you should be having an annual diabetic foot check. Your Podiatrist can perform this diabetic foot check and provide you with the necessary Diabetic foot care advice.
Treat your feet as you do your teeth, a yearly check up is healthy, but if you have pain then seek treatment. A frightening number of people think foot pain is normal! It isn’t!! If your feet hurt, seek advice.
Before initiating treatment, the assessment process is aimed at understanding the mechanical factors which may have caused an injury or interfered with the normal healing process. This is key to the development of an effective treatment plan.