Poditary is not as well understood as other aspects of medicine. We are here to educate and inform you of what podiatary is, when you need it and why you should go see a podiatrist.
What is Podiatry?
“Podiatrists are valued by nurses for the expertise that they bring to patient care. Keeping patients mobile so they can retain their independence is vitally important, and adds to their quality of life dramatically.”
– Royal College of Nursing UK
Podiatrists diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the feet. Sounds very fun right? Podiatrists are highly skilled and have been trained to prevent, and diagnose and rehabilitate abnormal conditions (just as our West Valley chiropractor does so for the back) of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and correct deformity which enables the elderly and others to remain mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections.
When do I need to see a podiatrist?
It is totally up to you, podiatrists aren’t to be seen as part of a yearly check up, they are to be seen if you have discomfort or pain in your feet. Additionally if you feel like something is wrong, we recommend that you visit a podiatrist, as they will know the best course of treatment, it is good to log your progress along the way to present upon your initial consult. If you are known or prone to a chronic foot problem, it is best advised that you see a podiatrist frequently. Additionally if you need help tracking and managing your main consider Trackmystack.com
What is College of Podiatrists of Manitoba (COPOM)
In our province of Manitoba the college is the only regulatory body for the profession governed under legislation by the province. For all podiatrists only those practitioners who have graduated and meet the entrance requirements to the college are licensed, this stringent policy is in place to keep our Podiatrists the best possible solution for people with foot issues and to provide a high track record of safety.
What can a Podiatrist treat or help you with?
Walking and hiking
Diabetes (foot related)
Learn More about how to Become a Podiatrist
To Learn More About MBPA
Manitoba Podiatry Association is a non-profit organization promoting the Podiatry Profession and representing the Podiatrists of Manitoba. For more information you may also visit the Canadian Podiatric Medical Association.