October is Foot Health Month – a national campaign to communicate why we need to look after our foot health. This years campaign is Foot Health Experts, this aims to raise awareness on foot health, highlighting the benefits and importance of visiting a podiatrist as part of your annual health check.
Podiatry is about more than just “the foot”, it’s about uncovering the root cause for pain anywhere from your lower back down. One in five Australians suffer foot pain and Podiatrists are the foot health experts. They help kids, athletes, the chronically ill and older Australians enjoy better lives with healthy feet.
In recent years, the demand for podiatric care in Australia has increase significantly. Contributing factors include our aging population and the increase in the number of Australians diagnosed with Diabetes. Did you know, an astounding 4,400 diabetic amputations occur in Australia every year. Most of which can be prevented through podiatric care.
CSU is a leading provider of podiatric clinical education, with the Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine. Students undertake workplace learning from their first year in CSU’s on-campus clinics. The Community Engagement and Wellness Centre (CEW) based at the Albury-Wodonga Campus has a reputation as a centre of excellence in the community and healthcare sector. The clinic is open to the public and clients can expect to experience a full scope of podiatric practice onsite, including primary healthcare, diabetics management, rheumatology, biomechanics and sports medicine, paediatrics and surgery.
The library has a full range of resources on offer to support our Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine students, including:
- Allied Health Journal Databases
- Dictionaries and Encyclopedias – Illustrated dictionary of podiatry and foot science
- Book and eBook collections
- eJournals, such as Australasian Journal of Podiatric, Clinical Biomechanics, Diabetic Foot and Ankle and many other times
- Podiatry Library Guide