Explore Podiatry at Salford

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Podiatry is the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of foot and lower limb disorders, many of which are caused by general health disorders. You will use comprehensive assessment and diagnostic skills to develop patient care pathways for conditions which impact on people's quality of life. Qualified podiatrists find employment in hospitals, GP clinics, in the community, or can set up in private practice. They can work alongside doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and other professionals and are seen as a vital part of the health care team. The University has an on-site Podiatry Clinic and is a lead partner in the UK's first Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics and Orthotics. As a student, you will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, placement opportunities and teaching staff who are experts in their fields.

Explore our Podiatry courses

Why should you study Podiatry at the University of Salford?

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Our courses are accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council

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Experience real world learning in the NHS

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Put your learning in to practice in our Podiatry Clinic and Human Movement Laboratory

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Our BSc (Hons) Podiatry course achieved a 100% overall student satisfaction rate in 2020 (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2020 data)

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At postgraduate level, you will have the opportunity to develop a business case as an option in your final year

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On the BSc, you will start your practice within six weeks of starting the course within our own in-house clinic

Our facilities

The Podiatry Clinic

Our podiatry clinic adds a cutting-edge to your training, as well as providing a valuable asset to the local community.

The clinic includes:

  • Orthoses suite with workshops
  • Computer aided design and manufacturing facilities
  • Gait examination room
  • Private cubicles
  • Seminar rooms
  • Gait laboratory
  • Anatomy room
  • Clinical skills rooms

The gait analysis service supports the care of children with cerebral palsy by enabling assessment of their gait to input to their care pathways. We also offer gait and human movement assessment related to amputees, neuromuscular disorders (such as stroke) and a range of orthopaedics disorders.

Our equipment

The equipment includes:

  • 10 Qualisys OQUS motion analysis cameras
  • Four AMTI force plates embedded into the floor
  • Custom stairs that integrate with the force plates are available
  • Visual 3D real-time analysis software
  • Eight channel Noraxon Telemyo G2T wireless EMG system with associated foot switches and accelerometry
  • Tekscan pressure system

Human Performance Lab

Our Human Performance Lab contains almost every type of physiological, performance analysis and biomechanical testing equipment, including a 30-metre sprint track with inbuilt force platforms, motion capture systems, blood and gas analysis equipment and speed guns. Take a 360 tour here

Placements and Opportunities in Podiatry

Podiatry students help ease pain of homeless

Get in touch

Our friendly team will answer any questions you may have. You can contact us through email enquiries@salford.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.