Podiatry

A Podiatrist is a health-care professional who assesses and manages foot and related lowerlimb conditions. The University of JohannesburgPodiatry Clinic is an undergraduate teaching clinic open to members of the public. Registered practising podiatrists with specialist interests supervise undergraduate students who carry out podiatric assessments and treatments. Podiatrists are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).


SERVICES AVAILABLE
The University Podiatry Clinic provides a comprehensive range of podiatry services including: Foot and lower-limb assessment. Treatment of lesions of the skin and nail, including:
  • corns, calluses, and nail problems
  • Treatment of infections (e.g. plantar warts)
  • Nail surgery
  • Foot care and footwear education
  • Biomechanical assessment
  • Diabetic foot screening
  • Foot wound management
  • Assessment and management of the At-Risk Foot due to systemic pathology
  • Insole and orthosis manufacture
The following clinics are conducted each week during most of the year:
  • Adult assessment and treatment
  • Adult bio-mechanics and sports injuries
  • Skin and nail surgery
  • Paediatric (children)
  • High risk feet, e.g. Diabetes
FEES: Rates at this clinic are kept low to ensure availability to all sectors of the community and cannot be refunded by medical aids.

CLINIC HOURS
All services operate on an appointment basis and are offered at scheduled times.
Monday:
10:00 – 13:00 (Pensioners clinic)
14:15 – 16:00 (Paediatric clinic)
Tuesday:
09:00 – 12:00 (General clinic)
Wednesday:
09:00 – 12:00 (General clinic)
Thursday:
10:00 – 13:00 (Pensioners clinic)
Friday:
09:00 – 12:00 (General and surgical clinics)
14:00 – 16:00 (Sports clinic)