Podiatry Care & Resource Centre


What does this service involve?


What does this service involve?

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Podiatry Assessments

The podiatrists specialise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the feet including nail surgery and wound management.
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Treatments

Following assessment, treatment is focused on restoring and maintaining functional independence. Patients may be maintained on caseload for ongoing care or discharged and issued with a personalised foot health plan.

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Quality of Life

The podiatrists have a key role to play in helping people live independently, especially so for patients with complex medical conditions such as diabetes. This leads to improved quality of life and contributes to the prevention of falls.

In DepthFind out more detail.

The registered podiatrists specialise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the feet and lower limbs, including nail surgery and wound management. This includes assessment of the vascular, neurological and orthopaedic status of the patient’s lower limbs. Following assessment, treatment is focused on restoring and maintaining functional independence. Following assessment patients may be maintained on caseload for ongoing care or discharged and issued with a personalised foot health plan which offers the patient advice on how to maintain their own foot health. Podiatrists have a key role to play in helping people maintain their health and social wellbeing and live independently within their own community.

This is especially so for patients with complex medical conditions such as diabetes. This leads to improved quality of life and contributes to the prevention of falls, prevention of hospital admissions, reduction of length of stay and, in some instances, facilitates early discharge.

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