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What Will You Learn?

Get to know feet - inside and out, both healthy and not. Take the Foot Health Practitioner Course and you’ll receive comprehensive foot care training, learning the anatomy, physiology, systems, and dermatology of the feet. You’ll learn how to recognise nail problems, foot infections, corns and calluses, and high-risk foot conditions and how these can be prevented and treated. You’ll also become familiar with podiatry equipment, including their handling and sterilisation.

The Foot Health Practitioner Course begins with an exploration of the anatomy and physiology of the feet. You will learn about the structures present in a human foot, muscles and joints in a normal gait, and be able to differentiate between various bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons in a healthy human foot.
 
We look at the systems in the foot. This includes the major components of the circulatory system and describes their functions; the origin, branching, and insertion of various arteries in the foot; and the route, origin, and insertion of various veins in the foot; the various nerves in deep and superficial parts of the foot and how the lymphatic system of the foot works.
 
This foot care course then moves onto foot dermatology. We delve into the foot’s various skin layers, the different fascia in the foot, the anatomy and multiple parts of the nail and the various stages of nail growth.
 
In the consideration of nails, we discuss the problems that can arise in toenails. We delve into the basic science of thinning and cutting nails, some common issues that can lead to nail issues, various habits leading to poor foot health, how ingrown nails can affect the normal foot and recognising the ways and urgency to intervene in ingrown nails.
 
We’ll dive into treating foot infections - covering topics like common fungi that cause fungal nail infections and the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment of fungal nail infection. We will also discuss the symptoms, history taking, diagnosis and treatment of verrucae and the symptoms of Athlete’s foot and ways to treat it.
 
You will discover how corns and calluses are treated. We will consider what corns and calluses are, and the significant differences between them, the different ways of preventing corns and calluses, as well as how they are diagnosed and treated.
 
The Foot Health Practitioner Course provides information on how patients with high-risk feet are treated and the processes involved in treating various foot ailments.
 
From a theoretical perspective, you’ll develop an awareness of the surgical equipment used in podiatry, how to identify various sterilisation equipment and develop a checklist for maintaining sterility in an operation theatre.
 
The Foot Health Practitioner Course concludes with a look at five case studies that look at the diagnosis and treatment for various foot conditions.

Someone sat on some grass, holding the soles of their bare feet whilst the sun rises in the background

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Bones
  • Part 2: Joints
  • Part 3: Muscles
  • Part 4: Tendons and Ligaments
  • Part 5: Anatomy of Motion
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Part 1: Circulatory System
  • Part 2: Lymphatic System
  • Part 3: The Nervous System
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Part 1: Anatomy of the Skin
  • Part 2: Anatomy of the Nail
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Part 1: Thinning and Cutting Nails
  • Part 2: Treating Ingrown Toenails
  • Part 3: Conservative Care, Surgical Procedures and Medicinal Care
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Part 1: Treating Fungal Nail Infection
  • Part 2: Treating Verrucae
  • Part 3: Treating Athlete's foot
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Part 1: What Are Corns and Calluses?
  • Part 2: Teaching Prevention
  • Part 3: Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Part 1: How Diabetes Affects the Feet
  • Part 2: Special Considerations
  • Part 3: Educating Clients with Diabetes about Foot Care
  • Part 4: Treating Clients with Diabetes
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Part 1: Foot Consultations
  • Part 2: Diagnosis of Symptoms
  • Part 3: Treatment Plan
  • Part 4: Providing Treatment
  • Part 5: Foot Aftercare
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Part 1: Personal Protective Equipment in Foot Care
  • Part 2: Surgical Drills
  • Part 3: Scalpels
  • Part 4: Sterilisation
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Part 1: Case Study 1
  • Part 2: Case Study 2
  • Part 3: Case Study 3
  • Part 4: Case Study 4
  • Part 5: Case Study 5
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Foot Health Practitioner Course provides great insight into the health, conditions and treatments of the feet. It will help you take better care of your feet as well as recognise some of the signs and symptoms of the various conditions that can affect them.

If you work with feet in the holistic health (reflexology and massage in particular) or beauty industries, this course will help you to provide information to your clients regarding their foot health. You will be better placed to advise them of whether they need to seek further treatment from a podiatrist/chiropodist - providing them with additional confidence in you as a professional and improving your reputation.

If you are looking to take up training in podiatry/chiropody, this course will give you a great start in the field and may help towards your application.

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