A Podiatrist diagnoses and treats abnormalities of the lower limb. They give professional advice on the prevention of foot problems and on proper care of the foot.

Podiatrists may work within a:

  • Hospital department
  • Private clinic
  • Health centre
  • GPs surgery
  • Some may visit schools or patients who cannot leave home or are in a nursing home.

All Podiatrists in the UK must have a Bachelors Degree from a school of podiatry and must also be registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC).

Hear more from Ian in his series of podiatry interviews, produced exclusively for www.sportsinjuryclinic.net, covering all aspects of biomechanics of the lower limb and how this affects many lower limb injuries.

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