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General Meeting 2018 adopts a global Podiatry Definition

The members of the International Federation of Podiatrists have adopted a Global definition of Podiatry at the 2018 Annual General Meeting.

The definition will be used throughout the member countries and other organisations to define the podiatry profession. It is a great step forward in the aim of the Federation to further unite the profession and strengthen the Federation in its mission to advance Podiatry worldwide.

Definition of Podiatry as adopted by the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the FIP-IFP

Podiatry is that profession of health sciences concerned with the research prevention, diagnosis and treatment of deformities, pathologies and injuries of the foot and associated structures – in relation with the body as well as the manifestations of systemic diseases – by all appropriate systems and technologies using scientific and professional specialised knowledge.


Article published on 20 May 2018