How to become a podiatrist
What does a podiatrist do?Podiatrists are healthcare professionals who are sometimes called ‘chiropodists’. Some podiatrists specialise in orthopedics and foot surgery. Most have private practices, but others work in government agencies, hospitals, and podiatric colleges.
Duties and tasks
- Prescribe exercise, drugs, or special shoes.
- Provide splints, braces, pads or various other supports.
- Refer patients to general physicians for illnesses surrounding foot issues.
- Order lab tests and X-rays to diagnose patients issues.
- Treat foot and ankle issues through massage, manipulation, surgery, or physical therapy.
- Australasian Podiatry Council
- Australian Podiatry Association NSW & ACT
- Australian Podiatry Association QLD
- Australian Podiatry Association South Australia
- Australian Podiatry Association Tasmania
- Australian Podiatry Association Victoria
- Australian Podiatry Association Western Australia
- Podiatry Board of Australia
Related jobs and job titles
Discover related degrees
Discover related subjects
Step up your career with these resources
How upskilling or re-skilling could improve your post-COVID-19 career options
Almost every industry has faced immense changes over the course of the COVID-19 crisis. How are you boosting your skillset to secure your career?
Edward on how OUA helped progress his career
When he realised the ease of online study, Edward's goals went from squeezing through with a 'pass', to achieving excellent marks.
The checklist to prepare your career for the 2020s
With the turn of the decade, and today's speedy technology advances, here's how employees can approach the next 10 years in the workforce feeling prepared, not panicked.