What is Podiatry

The Work of a Podiatrist in Perth

Foot Facts

The average person can walk up to about 8 kilometres per day and the foot accepts at least 120% of the body weight. Over a life time this is over 200 000 kilometres. The faster you move the more force passes through the foot. A simple 5 kilometre run produces over 4500 foot strikes each with a force of 3 to 4 times the body weight.  The foot is a complex structure, a masterpiece of engineering. It has numerous amounts of bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, nails, nerves and blood vessels etc. These structures are subjected to a variety of demands and diseases. An estimated 40% of Australians will develop painful foot problems at some stage requiring advice and treatment.

CentrePod podiatrists can assist with any foot concern.

Definition of Podiatry

Podiatry is the diagnosis and treatment by medical, surgical, electrical, mechanical or manual methods of such ailments or abnormal conditions of the human foot and related structures along with analysis of gait and other factors influencing the disorders of the foot.

Podiatry is a registered and regulated health profession.