Podiatry Assistant Practitioners are healthcare support workers, who may also be known as Podiatry Assistants or Foot Care Assistants. They work alongside registered Podiatrists to provide general foot treatments, apply dressings, assist with minor surgeries and advise patients on foot and nail care.
Podiatry Assistant Practitioners help treat patients of all ages with conditions such as:
- lower limb pain, such as rheumatoid arthritis or problems with walking
- diabetes sufferers with circulation problems that affect limbs
- sports injuries and biomechanical disorders
- fungal nail infections or ingrown toe nails, which may need nail surgery or laser treatment, using local anaesthetic
- peripheral arterial disease
- skin conditions