How to become a podiatrist?

    W jaki sposób zdobyć uprawnienia podologa?

    Each profession requires a given person to graduate from a specific school, complete internships, undergo appropriate courses, and obtain qualifications. Depending on the specialization, in order to have a profession, people are required to devote more or less, time and study. Today we would like to describe a profession that is relatively young because it exists as entered into the register in 2015. What is this about? About the profession of a podiatrist, which, although many are completely foreign, fortunately is becoming more and more popular, and podiatry itself is a field that more and more people with foot problems are choosing. Unfortunately, due to the fact that this profession does not have any legal regulations, not every office is able to offer us what we want – full professionalism and the highest quality of services. Many beauty salons take basic courses, which usually last from several to several hours, and after them such people provide podiatry services. Is such a person able to safely take care of our feet? Certainly not! So if you want to use the services of a podiatrist, you should carefully check the market of podiatry clinics in advance to choose one in which podiatry is provided at the highest level, and we have a guarantee that we give our feet to professionals. Sometimes the foot problem is really very serious, and all this means that if we want to be well diagnosed and effectively treated, we should rely on specialists who know absolutely everything in this area and are able to fully help us, and not lead to even greater harm. 

    Choosing a podiatrist specialist is a priority

    If we go to a specialist, we want him to be helpful for us. If the diagnosis is wrongly made, such action can end up in very big problems. What if such an inexperienced and incompetent person makes the procedure wrong? Because can you learn everything during a few or several hours of training? Certainly not! Podiatry is a very difficult and demanding field in which a podologist must have a very extensive knowledge as well as appropriate skills to be able to deal with the problem that the patient reports to him. If there are no legal regulations and you do not need to have completed studies, can you become a good podiatrist? Of course, they do exist, but they focus on several years of learning, practice and gaining experience step by step, without taking any shortcuts, so that the patient reporting to such a person would be able to receive everything he or she cares about. Both in Poland and in other countries, you can educate yourself at a really high level, you can gain knowledge and in theory and in practice, first of all graduating from a university, not courses lasting several hours. Because how can a person studying for several years be compared to one who acquired knowledge in a few hours? Certainly not.What if we say that studies alone are still not enough? Yes, podiatry is still developing, you can still learn something new about it. All this means that a good podiatrist should never stop training, because each subsequent course is the next dose of knowledge, which may turn out to be very useful during the diagnosis of another patient or for the next procedure. So how can you still supplement your knowledge? Certainly, all kinds of additional courses, trainings, symposia, scientific meetings, as well as podiatry congresses are perfect here. Only those who focus on continuous development and training are a person for whom we are sure that we are in really very good hands. The better the choice, the greater the guarantee that such a person will be able to help us, and we will deal with the problem that hinders our daily functioning once and for all.

    Can anyone become a good podiatrist?

    Of course not. Just as not everyone can become a dentist, bricklayer or scuba diver, not everyone can also become a podiatrist. Such a person must, above all, be focused on gaining really large, comprehensive knowledge covering many fields of science. If she wants to be a good podiatrist, she will not be satisfied with any few days of training, but she will focus on comprehensive development, on continuous acquisition of qualifications, on continuous learning. Podiatry requires that a specialist in this field be a specialist who approaches each patient in a fully professional manner and focuses on every, even the smallest problem in a special way. It is not difficult to diagnose warts and perform a first, better treatment. The trick is to choose a solution for a given patient that will makethat he will be offered the treatment that turns out to be the best for him. This is what professionalism and the highest quality of podiatry services are based on.