From our pod to yours, Happy International Podiatry Day!
Today, we are celebrating our profession of which we are so passionate and hope you enjoy these few facts about podiatry,
October 8th is International Podiatry Day so we are celebrating our profession of which we are so passionate about to better serve those with foot and ankle ailments through education.
So what are Podiatrists?
Podiatrists are foot health experts who understand the structure and movement of your feet and lower limbs. They can assess, diagnose and treat foot, ankle, knee, leg or hip pain. Given your feet alone house a quarter of the bones in your entire body, a Podiatrist is best placed to get you moving, active or pain-free!
Did you know?
Foot health is necessary for everyone especially, essential workers, athletes, active people, those over 65 years, tradies, families, children and diabetics because they're at a higher risk of complications?
Every day, 280 Australians develop diabetes? That equals around one person every five minutes!
Your feet are mirrors of your health - Foot issues are warning signs of underlying health conditions, yet many foot problems can be prevented if noticed early.
Toenail fungus is more common than you may think... around 10% of the Australian adult population is affected by Onychomycosis (Tinea unguium) – a very typical form of nail fungus, often found on the foot!
Your feet hold 25% of the bones in your body – each foot has a total of 26 bones with 33 joints – and more than a hundred muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Around 40% of Australians will experience some form of foot problems in their lifetime.
Since foot problems can be debilitating, it’s essential to take care of your feet.
To observe International Podiatry Day, feel free to jump in with both feet!
Share the love this #InternationalPodiatryDay using the hashtag on socials and have a great day educating yourself about our amazing profession.