10 things about the Podiatry Profession you didn’t know!

Stephanie Melitsis Education

  1. We are expert health practitioners who can assess, diagnose, treat and manage conditions of the lower limb, foot and ankle.
  2. We can treat tendon, bone, muscle, ligament and nerve.
  3. We can refer for X-ray, Ultrasound and MRI.
  4. We can prescribe you with rehabilitation programs for tendon, bone or muscle injuries of the lower limb, foot and ankle.
  5. We can assess your gait– this is the way you walk, run or move during sport and relate this to your presentation/injury.
  6. We can provide you with return to running programs or return to activity schedules to help you back after injury. We can also help to provide feedback and techniques to improve your running efficiency.
  7. We are qualified and experienced to perform nail surgeries and wart curettage in the clinic.
  8. We work along side other medical and health professionals to achieve the best patient outcomes.
  9. There are many areas of podiatry from wound care, sports, general care and paediatrics. We treat a wide range of patients from young children to the elderly.
  10. We undertake 20 hours of professional development as a minimum each year to ensure that we learn new skills and our knowledge on the latest research and treatment protocol is up to date.