PODIATRY

What is Podiatry?

Podiatry - Podology is a branch of health care which comes from a diploma of recognized institutes of higher education within the European Union.

A professional Podiatrist is a specialist, qualified in the prevention and treatment of conditions and malfunctions of the lower limbs.

A podiatrist deals with the following problems:

 

  • Corns and bunions (callous)
  • Sclerosis (hardening of the skin)
  • Fungal infections
  • Warts
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Inflammation of soft tissues
  • Tendon disorders
  • Ηeel spurs
  • Heel and foot pain etc

Podiatrists also play a significant part in in the field of neural and musculoskeletal dysfunction, which is based on a clinical examination and an analysis of movement and walking using a digital plotter, a modern and technologically advanced system consisting of a special floor, a platform and a computer co-operation programme. Also the scientific manufacturing of anatomical, orthopaedic insoles, contribute to dealing with the morphological dysfunctions and conditions such as:

  • Walking instability
  • Over pronation
  • Excessive supination
  • Club foot
  • Flat feet
  • Flexible flatfoot
  • High instep

 

 

 

 

 

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The work of a podiatrist also includes the field of the diabetic foot as well as the prevention and the course of treatment for any complications and is undoubtedly a known fact within the international medical community.

Finally, according to the European scientific data, the podiatrist works directly with the following specialists: diabetes (endocrinologist), orthopaedic doctors, paediatricians, dermatologists, physiotherapists, rheumatologists, neurologists, angiologists, physiologists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, as well as sports coaches, dance instructors, gymnastics teachers, etc.

 

 

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