When asking prospective students about podiatry, a typical response is ‘what is it?’.
In short, it’s a rewarding healthcare profession involving scientific understanding of musculoskeletal function (i.e. bones and muscles), and the diagnosis and treatment of foot and lower limb conditions.
Far from just keeping people on their feet, podiatrists are responsible for treating early signs of serious conditions such as diabetes too. The problems that can come with diabetes, for example, include limb amputation, and podiatrists are on the front line of helping avoid this outcome.
Podiatry can open up a huge range of rewarding career options, on top of equipping you with the skills to offer potentially limb and life-saving treatment.
From minor surgery to sports injuries and wound care as well as managing a business in private practice, there are a whole host of skills you can acquire.