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8 October 2020 – International Podiatry Day

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Switzerland (FR) – Information

La Société Suisse des Podologues (SSP)


Address: Route de Taillepied 102, CP 211, 1095 Lutry, Switzerland
Tel/Fax: (41) 21 625 61 41

SSP President: …


Formerly URSPP, our professional association modified its by-laws as well as its name in order to position us at the same level as our German-speaking Swiss sister association (Schweizerische Podologen Verein).

Awaiting an ultimate meeting of our two associations, it became important, for us to show that we are representatives of the profession also on the national level.

This makes us internationally visible as a Swiss contact.

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Education Process- 3 years:
- 5 days a week at school with practice in hospital
- 1/3 practice the first year
- ½ practice the second year
- 2/3 practice the last years
Years/Hours:- 5.400 hours (repartition 20% of personal working hours – 80% hours of course)
Degree:- Certified/Registred Podiatrist Advanced Diploma of Higher Education
Continuous education mandatory:- 20 hours per year
Name of regulated profession:- Podologue
Schools:Find a school:


Governemental recognition:- Registered Podiatrist Advanced Diploma of Higher Education
Allowing foreign podiatrists- Under condition examined by the Swiss Red Cross, organism mandated by the Conferederation, the SERI (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation)
Applicable legislation-

What you need to know about podiatry in the Switzerland:


Is there free access for patients?
All patients
Does the podiatrist have prescription rights?
Is the podiatrist is allowed to perform surgery?
Soft tissue surgery

Can the podiatrist make and prescribe orthotics?
Manufactures orthotics
Can the podiatrist use anaesthetics?
Is the podiatry profession regulated? Is there a law protecting the title of podiatrist and describing the competences?
How many podiatrists are active in Switzerland (FR)?
290 in the association
Is the FIP-IFP member association recognized by the government as a professional association?
Is there a code of conduct/deontology?
Yes, self-regulated within the association