The Podiatry profession in the island of Malta is a somewhat new area of healthcare in comparison with other health disciplines with the very first graduate students with outside credentials only becoming state licensed in the late 1980’s. Through the late 80's and early nineties although the requirement for commencing an Association for Podiatrists was identified the number of Podiatrists was nevertheless minimal and so a common representative body never came to fruition in the beginning. Throughout the late 90's for the reason that University of Malta opened up more Podiatry positions the number of Podiatry practitioners accelerated and then the idea of forming a uniting association for all these podiatrists was slowly becoming a concrete and factual idea. The Association of Podiatrists of Malta had been established in 1999 and is the specialist association that represents Podiatry practitioners working in the Podiatry career in Malta. Dr. Alfred Gatt was the initial chair person of the association.

Alfred Gatt teamed up with Cynthia Formosa for an edition of PodChatLive to talk about the profession in the island of Malta and their common research interests. PodChatLive is a weekly livestream on Facebook run by Craig Payne from Australia and Ian Griffith from England. They both teach on the podiatry course at the University of Malta. During the chat they discussed studying in Malta, which given the weather and the lower costs might appear to be a very enticing chance of quite a few. They presented many of the large research productivity they've been involved in about the diabetic foot, particularly if you consider the size of the Department at the university. Cynthia and Alfred brought up the reason why you might want to consider toe pressures as opposed to the ABPI, and also consider getting a thermal digital camera as part of a diabetes assessment. They got a great deal of wonderful pictures exhibiting of living and working in Malta and in addition of their very own research endeavours. There's without a doubt there could be many wanting to engage in a higher degree following listening to this episode