Podiatrist

Podiatrists prevent, diagnose and treat disorders of the feet.
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    Overview

    Podiatrists prevent, diagnose and treat disorders of the feet.

    Day-to-day

    • examining patients' feet to determine the nature and extent of conditions, deformities and injuries
    • examining and treating foot disabilities caused by diseases such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disorders, rheumatoid arthritis and other neuropathies
    • prescribing and arranging the fabrication of footwear to correct foot abnormalities
    • performing minor surgery to remove and improve abnormal conditions
    • prescribing and fitting replaceable pads, palliative and functional supports and other devices for the protection and correction of foot abnormalities
    • advising patients about continued treatment and foot care
    • may provide rehabilitation services to the physically handicapped
    • may refer patients to or have patients referred from Medical Practitioners.

    Considerations

    • Stressful

    To become a Podiatrist

    • You need a bachelor degree in podiatry to work as a Podiatrist.

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    • Registration with the Podiatry Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency is required.

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