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A General View of Education and Development of Podology In Healthcare Services
Derya Çoban1,Gülfer Bektaş2
1Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar Üniversitesi, Podoloji Programı, İstanbul, Türkiye
2Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar Üniversitesi, Sağlık Yönetimi, İstanbul, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2019.118 Podology is a term that is formed by the Greek words podos- (foot) and -logy (science), and it refers to a field of science that has long been known in the world, despite its very recent history in Turkey. The development of the field in Turkey started with the studies following the foundation of Podology Association in 2008, which led to the definition of the profession in Turkish Law and Regulations on 26 April 2011. Podology is mainly a health profession which aims to define the negative impacts of the organ function disorders on the nerves, veins, joints and skin of the lower extremities and to reduce the harm inflicted on these body parts by using preventive measures. The aim of this article is to emphasize the (value or significance) and importance of podology in healthcare services in Turkey, by analyzing the applications in podology in addition to the professional development and education of the podologist who provides primary / preventive / protective healthcare services for patients of congenital, acquired, or trauma-induced foot problems. Keywords : Podology, podologist, foot health, podiatry