Problems with the feet may be the first signs of medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes and nerve and circulatory disorders. All people may require assistance and referral from health professionals and carers in foot care in order to maintain good function and prevent foot problems.
This course teaches safe and appropriate foot care techniques aimed at maintaining healthy foot function in all people. You will learn to identify high risk situations requiring referral to specialist podiatrists.
This course does not allow people to work as podiatrists or podiatry assistants. This course does not enable participants to work independently in this area in the community. Please consult your workplace guidelines and policies in relation to the foot care that you are able to provide.