Originally Posted by TIDOSH
I am a final year podiatry student in South Africa working on an study that requires the description of core podiatry treatment/ general podiatric care, I am struggling to find the relevant description of the this treatment regime.
please help me with find the information or references I can use.
THis may not be exactly what you are after, but it is the core competencies for a newly graduating podiatrist in Australia
A definition of core podiatry treatment or general podiatry care is making some assumptions that all patients are the same. The core "treatment" for a muscular skeletal injury will differ completely to that for a newly diagnosed person with diabetes, a person with an ingrown toe nail, a person returning for a 6 week nail clipping etc.
Though in all of these cases there are some basic assessments that should probably always be carried out
eg: Ftwr assessment, checking of pulses and taking a thougher patient history.
Again with all that said, the profession (at least in Aus) would interpret general care as cutting and filing of the toes nails plus removal of any corns or callus, if given no further onformation.