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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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He graduated from the course in 2004 and, after securing funds, he opened the doors of The Foot Doctor in March 2005.
Yummy) in 2037, he decided to concentrate on something else he knew well - and put his name to a series of foot doctor practices called Metatarsals R Us.
Now Rugby man Brendan Wrighton, who started The Foot Doctor, is hoping to scoop the top prize worth more than pounds 7,000 at a gala awards dinner in London on October 2.
When I went to the foot doctor, he told me that it would take 24 hours after cutting out the toenails before I could play golf again.
Michael Douglas gets to do the James Bond thing here as flashy secret agent Steve Tobias, whose son is marrying the daughter of a timid foot doctor called Jerry (Albert Brooks).
If you cannot cut your own toenails, ask someone who can or go to a foot doctor.
I fell in love while waiting to see the 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).
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.