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podiatry

(pōdī`ətrē, pə–), science concerned with disorders, diseases, and deformities of the feet, also called chiropody. Podiatrists treat such common conditions as bunions, corns and calluses, and ingrown toenails. They may also perform minor surgery and prescribe medicines or orthopedic devices. In the United States a practitioner must hold a degree from an accredited college of podiatry and pass a licensing examination; some states require a period of internship as well. Training is similar in most respects to that of medical students with the exception that it is largely limited to a single area of the body. The National Association of Chiropodists was founded in 1912. In 1958 its name was changed to the American Podiatry Association. It maintains local societies and licensing boards in each of the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.
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John Davis, Barclays' marketing director for local business and chairman of the judging panel, said: "The quality of entries this year was exceptional but the judges agreed that The Foot Doctor shone out as a real-life example of an outstanding business that has thrived despite what seemed like impossible odds.
He graduated from the course in December 2004, and after securing funds he was able to open the doors of The Foot Doctor in March 2005.
If you cannot cut your toenails or you have a foot problem, ask your doctor to send you to a foot doctor.
Then, in March 2005, with startup cash help from John Hughes, his Jobcentre Plus disability employment adviser (DEA) and business advice from Business Link, he started his own business, The Foot Doctor, which has been up and running for almost a year with 120 clients.
Respected foot doctor Alethea Foster, 61, wept as she gazed at husband John from the dock.
And so an introductory meal is arranged, which is where life starts to go completely haywire for Melissa's mild-mannered, straight-by-the-book foot doctor dad, Jerry (Albert Brooks).
Aslmand is known as a foot doctor Long Beach residents seek out for the most thoughtful and well-considered approach to podiatry.
But club physio Brian Scott has revealed that Rieper, who had a consultation with Britain's top foot doctor at Parkhead yesterday, could be playing again by the end of March.
Your doctor may want you to go to a foot doctor (podiatrist) for care.
Within days, custom-made orthotics or orthotic sandals -- designed for each customer's unique requirements, to relieve each customer's unique foot problems -- are made under the supervision of a foot doctor and rushed back to the customer.
If you have diabetes and are experiencing a foot problem, immediately consult with your foot doctor.
If you are experiencing pain in the ball-of-the-foot and suspect Morton's Neuroma, consult your foot doctor.