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Podiatrists are the experts in all aspects of foot and lower limb function and health. They are highly skilled health care professionals trained to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and prevent disease and abnormalities of the feet, ankles and lower limbs. They can prevent and manage foot pain, foot infection and support foot irregularities, to keep people of all ages mobile and active.

Podiatrists are ideally placed to use their expertise in primary care settings by developing and embedding services that extend the ability of GPs and primary care teams to provide a focus on prevention and early intervention.

Placing podiatrists at the centre of primary care settings will: