A podiatrist is an allied health professional who is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and management of lower limb and foot problems. These may include skin and nail conditions, foot ankle and/or knee pain, foot and lower limb complications related to diabetes or other chronic diseases, and any other problems associated with gait or walking.
Podiatrists play an integral role in monitoring disease and managing lower limb issues across a diverse range of people. Patient demographics range from children through to the elderly monitoring children’s development, lower limb biomechanics, sporting injuries, chronic disease and disability.
A podiatrist is registered by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and must have a Bachelor of Podiatry.