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.
Today, 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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