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National Board recognises the important role of podiatrists in the community

17 Oct 2019

This Foot Health Week, the Podiatry Board of Australia (the Board) acknowledges registered podiatrists and podiatric surgeons and their contribution to optimal foot health of the Australian community.

As the body responsible for regulating Australia’s registered podiatrists and podiatric surgeons, the Board would like to take the opportunity to highlight the important role that podiatrists play.

‘Good foot health can positively impact so many aspects of peoples’ lives, and we thank the podiatry profession for making this difference,’ said Board Chair A/Prof Cylie Williams.

The Board appreciates the contribution podiatrists and podiatric surgeons make through the professional services they deliver to children, athletes, people who work on their feet all day, people who have chronic diseases that place their feet at risk, and people who are unable to self-care for their feet.

The Board sets the Registration standards that establish the requirements for podiatrists and podiatric surgeons to be registered to practise competently and safely in Australia. It also publishes Policies, Codes and Guidelines for the profession and maintains the Register of Podiatrists.

Meeting the Board’s requirements for registration and practice includes completing annual continuing professional development, maintaining professional indemnity insurance arrangements and complying with registration standards, codes and guidelines.

These requirements support the safe delivery of podiatry services. The Board works to ensure that people can expect that their registered podiatrist or podiatric surgeon is adhering to their professional obligations and is suitably qualified and trained. 

You can view the video below on the AHPRA Vimeo channel.

Page reviewed 17/10/2019