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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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I brought my X-ray (the first one of mine on a disc, instead of film) to the foot doctor. It had looked to me unremarkable until he showed me an X-ray of a normal foot and, for real measure, a skeleton of it.
He graduated from the course in 2004 and, after securing funds, he opened the doors of The Foot Doctor in March 2005.
"There was a phone call from a parishioner who needed to go to a foot doctor, and I was able to arrange for someone to take them.
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I have yet to see a foot doctor, although I've already done rehab, which helped some.
Previous tenants have included a clothing store, a call center and a foot doctor, he said.
Prince Frederic von Anhalt, her ninth husband, said: "When I broke the news to Zsa Zsa about her leg being amputated, she joked that at least her foot doctor will only be half the price now."
Foot Doctor's Footsteps: According to legend, beneath Victorio Peak (actually a less than impressive 500-foot hill) lies a fabulous treasure of 16,000 gold bars, priceless relics, and seventeen skeletons that kept a vigilant watch.
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.
More recently, Gail copped off with hunky foot doctor Phil - who Eileen had fancied for herself.