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The Evolution Of A Chiropodist

History Of A Chiropodist

The history of the chiropodist profession dates back to 1895 in New York with only a few colleges teaching podiatric medicine, but none of the colleges where from Texas. The early recoding meetings in Texas was in 1917 by the Texas Chiropodist Society. Podiatrist (from Greek podos, “foot” and iatros, “doctor”)  has very little recorded early history in Texas, due to the fact that doctors rarely treated feet.  Abraham Lincoln had his own chiropodist. Prior to the 1960’s the terms “chiropodist” and “chiropody” (from Greek chiros, “hand” + podos) because they treated both feet and hands.

Chiropodist HoustonToday, the terms “podiatrist” and “podiatry” have spread to become the generally accepted terms in the field of medicine. Podiatrists / Chiropodist perform full treatments of the human feet and ankles through such modalities. These treatments may include full prescriptive authority, performance of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and relative anesthesia in office, clinical, hospital and surgical settings. There are currently 8 nationally accredited Colleges of Podiatric Medicine in the United States. All 8 colleges follow the standardized models of education and training set forth by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), the state component of which is the Texas Podiatric Medical Association (TPMA).

Chiropodist or podiatrist?

Chiropodist and podiatrist, deal with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the lower limb and are qualified to treat people with arthritis, diabetes, nail surgery and sports injuries. Chiropodist and podiatrist work with older individuals to assist them in staying mobile and indepent, nevertheless they do work with patients of all ages.

There is no difference between a chiropodist and a podiatrist. Podiatrist is the term used for chiropodist in other countries. If you are in need of a chiropodist / podiatrist, visit our office today. All of the chiropodists/podiatrists in our directory are fully qualified and members of The Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists.

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The Evolution Of A Chiropodist

History Of A Chiropodist The history of the chiropodist profession dates back to 1895 in New York with only a few colleges teaching podiatric medicine, but none of the colleges where from Texas. The early recoding meetings in Texas was in 1917 by the Texas Chiropodist Society. Podiatrist (from Greek podos, “foot” and iatros, “doctor”)  has very little recorded early history in Texas, due to the fact that doctors rarely treated feet.  Abraham Lincoln had his own chiropodist. Prior to the 1960’s the terms “chiropodist” and “chiropody” (from Greek chiros, “hand” + podos) because they treated both feet and...

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Does the Shoe Fit?

I have been volunteering at the homeless shelter in downtown Houston for 3-4 years; little did I suspect how this time would be so different. This past month I met and treated a young tall blonde haired, blue eyed 20-something-year-old named Nicole that came to the clinic. She looked normal, dressed in jean shorts and a tank top, but I saw she had no shoes on. Her feet were calloused with raw spots and cuts on the bottoms of her feet that were infected. She went on to tell me how she was from Florida and she lost custody...

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What is a Podiatric Surgeon

If you are wondering: ‘what is a podiatric surgeon?’ this post if for you. A podiatric surgeon is a type of surgeon specially trained to treat problems of the foot and ankle. Although these highly-specialized surgeons provide non-surgical treatment, as well as perform surgeries, if your physician referred you to a podiatric surgeon, you likely have an injury or condition needing surgical treatment. Types of Procedures a Podiatric Surgeon Performs The types of procedures performed by a podiatric surgeon can range from in-office procedures for removal of ingrown toenails to the minimally invasive endoscopic treatment of Morton’s neuroma, performed...

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Endoscopic Foot Surgery: The Minimally Invasive Approach

Endoscopic foot surgery, the surgical treatment of choice at Foot Surgery Specialists of Texas, is a minimally invasive procedure, less traumatic for patients than traditional surgery. Because incisions are much smaller in an endoscopic foot surgery, the benefits include significantly less pain, a faster recovery period, less damage to surrounding tissues, and less scarring. Plus, surgeons can perform minimally invasive procedures on an outpatient basis, so hospitalization is generally not required. How Endoscopic Foot Surgery Works In an endoscopic procedure, the foot surgeon makes a small incision and inserts a tube with a tiny camera on it. Watching on...

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Equinus Treatment at Foot Surgery Specialists of Texas

If you need equinus treatment, trust the highly trained, experienced, and skilled professionals at Foot Surgery Specialists of Texas to provide it. With a focus on minimally invasive techniques, the specialists help alleviate foot and ankle pain through advanced diagnosis and treatment. What Is Equinus? Equinus, the cause of many foot problems, is a condition in which dorsiflexion of the ankle joint is reduced, meaning your ability to move the top of your foot toward your leg is limited. In severe cases of equinus deformity, the foot bends downward and the patient is unable to walk, but in most...

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Foot Pain Diagnosis – What is Causing Your Foot Pain?

If you are experiencing foot pain, diagnosis is the first step toward treatment and relief. A wide range of injuries and conditions can cause foot pain, but one thing is certain – pain is an indication that something is wrong. Don’t ignore it. Common Causes of Foot Pain According to the 2012 National Foot Health Assessment, 78 percent of adults have experienced foot pain or problems serious enough to interfere with their lives in one way or another. At the time of the study, conducted for the Institute for Preventive Foot Health, 54 percent of people interviewed were currently...

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What Is A Bunion? What Causes Bunions? Get Answers

Patients often ask our podiatrists, “What is a bunion?” They have heard about bunions, and are experiencing the pain of one at the time, but are unsure what bunions actually are and why they develop. Although some medical professionals have debated what causes bunions, all agree they can be an extremely painful foot problem that needs treatment. What is a Bunion? A bunion, or hallux valgus, is a deformity that progressively develops at the base of the big toe (metatarsophalangeal joint). When the first metatarsal bone in the foot, the one joined to the big toe at the joint,...

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