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Podiatrist



Anyone who has difficulty walking will appreciate a podiatrist’s sole support. You diagnose the various types of lower-limb conditions, prescribe and administer the appropriate treatment so that patients take great strides in the recovery process. Working in an interdisciplinary team, you will diagnose, monitor and treat patients with bone and joint disorders such as arthritis, neurological and circulatory diseases of the feet such as diabetic foot conditions.

By analysing the way a person moves, you can help him correct the anatomical relationship between the different segments of his feet. You may need to prescribe custom-made soles (orthotics) to achieve this.

Areas that you may work in:
  • Biomechanics and gait analysis

  • Prescription orthotics

  • Sports medicine

  • Podopaediatrics (children's feet)

  • Ingrown nails and nail avulsion surgery

  • Wound management e.g. diabetic foot ulcers

  • Research and innovation

Qualification:
  • Bachelor’s degree in podiatry

Institutes for training:
  • Recognised overseas institutions

Study duration:
  • Three to four years

 
More information:

Contact the Podiatry Association (Singapore) if you wish to find out more.

Note:
The allied health practitioner may not be able to conduct the full range of services and activities listed above, as the scope of practice depends on the level of training, experience and competence attained. The onus is on the employer and the practitioner to ensure that all services and activities are conducted within the scope of competence of the respective practitioner.