A podiatrist is a health professional who specialises in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of lower limb medical and surgical conditions. Podiatrists treat dermatological and nail conditions such as corns/calluses and ingrown toenails. They also manage and treat bone and joint arthropathies and muscular issues.
Podiatrists are qualified to assess and treat walking pattern anomalies, foot and knee postural problems in adults and children and treat such problems with the intervention of customised orthoses. They can also refer for diagnostic services such as x-rays and ultrasound.