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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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'Foot diabetes is a major complication of diabetes and with podiatry training, it has been shown that when present in countries, reduces diabetes amputations,'' she said.
Al Shamsi stated, "(Sports podiatry) allows practitioners to consult football clubs, as well as national teams to improve performance and avoid sports-related injuries before they happen." "Additionally, it also helps medical teams treat reoccurring sports injuries by educating them on foot mechanics, which is the main reason for sports injuries." Al Shamsi explained that podiatry is the area of health that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of medical conditions related to the feet and lower legs.
Sports podiatry is the treatment of foot, ankle, leg and knee injuries by altering lower limb function using a variety of methods, including insoles, footwear and exercises.
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Two notable members of the Institute and British College of Podiatry in the 1970's, and after, were Philip Basham, BA, FInstCh and Jean Truscott, BA, FInstCh.
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