What is Podiatry?

Podiatry is the health profession dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical conditions of the feet and lower limbs.

These may include skin and nail problems, foot and ankle injuries, foot complications related to diabetes and other medical conditions and problems with gait or walking. Podiatrists play an important role in monitoring disease and managing lower limb issues to maintain an active, mobile and functional population across the lifespan.

Therefore patient demographics can be diverse ranging from monitoring children’s growth and development, managing sports injuries, working with people with disease, disability and the ageing population.

Melbourne Podiatry Service