The Podiatrist promotes mobility gain and prevention of pain in active clients and ensures minimal pressure areas and deformities in less able clients by:

  • providing a specialist service where local services cannot adapt to the individual needs of someone with a learning disability
  • providing specialist information, advice and training to other Podiatry staff
  • providing specialist advice and support to clients, carers other members of the Team and family
  • identifying the problems with foot health and aim to overcome them
  • raising awareness of the foot health inequalities in people with a learning disability to other professionals
  • plan for the long term care of clients with complex needs

The Podiatry department continually develops it's role and expertise to this vulnerable patient group.
 

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