Podology as a branch of medicine in the 21st century

Podology is a branch of medicine dealing with the treatment and prevention of the lower limbs.

In Poland, podiatry is still not very popular profession, but it is worth mentioning that despite the name associated with doctors, podiatrist is not a medical doctor. Thanks to the Polish Podiatry Society, this profession was officially entered on the list of professions performed in Poland not so long ago, on January 1, 2015.

A podiatrist must have extensive knowledge of dermatology, immunology and physiotherapy. Podiatrists often work closely with other specialists, including dermatologists, dieticians and diabetics, all to make the effects of the treatment even more effective.

People who have problems with excessive hyperkeratosis, corns, calluses, corns, ingrown or twisted nails, cracked heels, athlete’s foot, and diabetic foot syndrome should visit the podiatry office.

It is worth mentioning that the podiatrist deals not only with treatment, but also with post-phylactic treatment, i.e. the prevention of the above-mentioned diseases. The work of a podiatrist is based on an individual approach to each patient. From the very entrance, he must pay attention to his gait, check whether the biomechanics of the gait is not disturbed, in order to choose an appropriate treatment method in a further interview. He cannot treat everyone the same, everyone has different health conditions.

For example, if there are negligence in the care of the skin of the feet and nails, the podiatrist performs various types of treatments to bring the patient relief and, consequently, eliminate both the problem and its cause.

Basic podiatry treatment, as the name suggests, includes a thorough podiatry consultation with examination of the feet, analysis of their current condition and determination of the patient’s needs. Such a procedure always includes the preparation of the nail plate, the aim of which is to ensure their proper growth and development, and to prevent their ingrowth. Then the excess amount of dead, calloused epidermis is removed in such a way as not to damage the healthy tissue. Depending on the current condition of the feet, various types of cosmetics are used to nourish and moisturize. The frequency of treatments should be 4 to 5 weeks apart – it is determined individually depending on the needs. The treatment should be performed throughout the year to maintain long-term effects.

Treatments performed in the office by a podiatrist:

  • removal of calluses, corns,
  • treatment of diseased nails
  • treatment of cracked heels
  • nail reconstruction
  • removal of warts
  • orthonyxia
  • treatment of diabetic foot syndrome
  • treatment of athlete’s foot

At Quadrille Spa you can now arrange the latest podiatry treatments, incl. podiatry pedicure and installation of the Rosa Fraser clamp. Our guests can also buy professional home care cosmetics.

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Katarzyna Bojanowska