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Podiatrist

A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), is a medical specialist who diagnoses and treats conditions influencing the foot, ankle, and structures of the leg. A podiatrist is a specialist who treats the foot and ankle - medically, surgically and biomechanically. Podiatrists play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of systemic and local conditions which may affect the feet and lower limb.

The training of podiatric physicians includes human anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, sociological and psychological perspectives, general medicine, surgery armacology. Specialist podiatric physicians are podiatrists who has an additional postgraduate training or fellowship training and experience in the specialized field.

Podiatrists are qualified to perform both nail and cutaneous surgery, but some have undertaken further education to perform additional foot surgery.

Podiatry and podiatrists' service

Podiatrists treat foot conditions.

podiatrists (foot health doctor) is a relatively new term for whom treats the foot disorders.

The podiatrists' service treats a range of conditions from in-growing toe nails to foot ulcers. podiatrist does not just stop at the ankle as many problems affecting the hips, knees, back and neck can be attributed to mechanical problems in the foot and ankle.

The podiatrist's service is an open access service i.e. people of all ages can be referred by their GP or other health care professional.

Podiatrist therapies

Podiatrists can be defined as a type of foot doctor. They can give you and your family advice on how to look after your feet and what type of shoes to wear. They can also treat and soothe day-to-day foot problems including.

Podiatrist and chiropodist. The difference.

Podiatrist is a more modern name for chiropodist. So there is no more a larger difference between a podiatrist and a chiropodist.

But 'podiatry' refers just to feet while 'chiropody' refers to both feet and hands.

Qualified podiatrist

podiatrist is a constantly evolving profession. the extensive training given to students over the 3 or 4 years of their full time course and the continuing education after graduation enable Podiatrists to treat a vast array of foot and lower limb problems. Along with the most obvious treatments for corns and hard skin, specialties exist within the profession for almost any lower limb problem.

Podiatrist or chiropodist must register with the Health Professions Council (HPC).

You can go to the HPC website and check whether your podiatrist has registered.

It's also worth checking that your podiatrist is a member of one of the following organizations:

  • The society of Chiropodists' and Podiatrists'
  • The Institute of Chiropodists' and Podiatrists'
  • British Chiropodists' and podiatrists' Association

The letters that podiatrists use;

  • DPodM or Bsc(podiatrist) -This signifies that the Podiatrist has completed a full training course for podiatrists at an approved institution.
  • SRCh - State Registered Chiropodist
  • MChS or FChS - This means that the Podiatrist is a member or fellow of The Society of Chiropodists' and Podiatrists'

Podiatrist's guidance

Podiatrist's advice and treatments are based on information gained from the history and assessment of a person's foot problem.

  • You may want to see a podiatrist for guidance and treatment if you have painful feet, thickened or discolored toenails, cracks or cuts in the skin, growths such as warts, scaling or peeling on the soles or any other foot-related problem.
  • Podiatrists can also provide orthotics, which are tailor-made insoles, padding and arch supports to relieve arch or heel pain. You put the orthotic device into your shoe to re-align your foot, take pressure off vulnerable areas of your foot or simply to make your shoes more comfortable.
  • Even if your feet are generally in good condition, you might consider having a single session of podiatrist to have the hard skin on your feet removed, toenails clipped, to find out if you're wearing the right shoes (take your shoes with you for specific advice on footwear) or just to check that you're looking after your feet properly.

Podiatrist at Temple Clinic

Mr. Sagara Palliage is the consultant podiatrist at temple healthcare.

He successfully completed his undergraduate programme in Podiatric Medicine and received full membership of the Society, State Registration and the Certificate in the local Anesthesia in July 1998.

Since qualifying he has been working in both National Health Service and Private Sector. He had a wide ranging opportunity to undertake different facets of Podiatric practice and gained a broad spectrum of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Diabetic care and Children's foot problems.

Sagara has experienced in treating athletes and imposing running technique and running footwear using video gait analysis. Currently he is undertaking undergraduate studies in Physiotherapy and an MSc in Musculoskeletal Studies (Lower Limb).

Our Podiatrist Sagara Palliyage, discusses the importance of good foot care indeed maintenance of the feet. Sagara Palliyage works in our clinic, Temple Clinic in London.