Podiatry medicine is an area of medicine dedicated to studying, diagnosing, and treating diseases of the feet, ankle, lower limb, and lower legs and pelvis. It includes disorders such as fractures of the bones; tendonitis; osteoporosis; kidney stones; knee problems such as torn cartilage, ruptured tendons, or sprained muscles; circulatory system disorders such as circulation problems, blocked blood circulation, varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, and many more. There are about eighty different types of diseases that can be treated through the services of a podiatrist. A podiatrist treats all these conditions differently and with different methods to ensure the patient’s healing and recovery. Today, this specialized field of medicine is very popular, and the number of podiatry Adelaide clinics has increased.
To become a podiatrist, you have to have a college degree specializing in podiatry and a license from the State Board of Medical License and Examination. After you have graduated from this program, you will need to sit for the State Board of Medical License and Examination and pass the Certified Podiatrist Examination. After passing the examination, you will become a licensed podiatrist. Doctors who specialize in foot ankle and lower limb surgery are called orthopedic surgeons, and those who specialize in kidney surgery are called urologists.
The most common type of podiatry Adelaide is the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of foot problems, particularly foot pain. A podiatrist’s most common services include diagnosis, management, and treatment of common musculoskeletal and orthopedic disorders. Orthopedic doctors perform diagnostic testing and provide treatments for patients with musculoskeletal problems. General practitioners and pediatricians provide treatments and general information to patients related to their particular health problems.
The Bachelor of Health Science in Podiatry is one of two educational programs starting at the university that allows students to specialize as podiatrists. This program helps students develop the skills and knowledge needed to provide comprehensive patient care. The Bachelor of Health Science in Podiatry also helps prepare students for specialist employment opportunities. Careers in podiatry range from general practitioners to surgeons to medical research associates. Most podiatry doctors work in private practices, though some open up their practices to the public.
The Bachelor of Medicine in Chiropody is another program that specializes in providing chiropody, which includes diagnosis, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. Some of the areas of chiropody that the chiropody department focuses on include pregnancy, asthma, allergic reactions, stroke, fertility, gynecological issues, sports injuries, infertility, geriatric, orthopedics, pediatric, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiac and pulmonary disease, geriatric, skin diseases, nutrition, endocrinology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, trauma, infertility and more. Other courses that are part of the bachelor’s degree program are human biology, pharmacology, microbiology, anatomy, medical terminology, physiology, psychology and interpersonal communication. In addition, graduate specialists in podiatry complete an internship and clinical training in a podiatry facility or elsewhere.
If you are interested in working in podiatry Adelaide, you must first receive a certificate from your chiropractic school. You can then attend a program near your home or contact your local college to determine if they have a program. Upon completing your undergraduate degree, you will be able to sit for an exam, which all states require to become a licensed podiatrist. Once you become licensed, you can take the exam again and begin to complete your degree. There is no limit on how many times you can take the exam.