The Podiatry profession in the island of Malta is a relatively new field of healthcare as compared with other health disciplines with the first graduates with outside credentials only becoming state registered in the late eighties. Through the late 80's and early 1990's although the requirement for beginning an Association for Podiatry practitioners was recognised the volume of Podiatry practitioners was nonetheless small and so a common representative body never reached fruition at first. Throughout the late 1990's because the University of Malta opened more Podiatry positions the number of Podiatry practitioners increased and then the concept of forming a uniting organization for all these professionals was gradually becoming a concrete and factual idea. The Association of Podiatrists of Malta had been created in 1999 and is the specialist organisation that represents Podiatry practitioners working in the Podiatry career in Malta. Dr. Alfred Gatt was the first chair person of the association.
Alfred Gatt teamed up with Cynthia Formosa for an episode of PodChatLive to speak about the Malta and their common research pursuits. PodChatLive is a monthly live show on Facebook run by Craig Payne from Australia along with Ian Griffith from England. They both teach on the podiatry course at the University of Malta. Throughout the discussion they talked about studying in profession in Malta, that due to the environment and also the lower costs seems like a very enticing opportunity for many. They showcased many of the enormous research output they've been involved with regarding the diabetic foot, especially when you think about the size of the team at the university. Alfred and Cynthia brought up why you may like to consider toe pressures instead of the ABPI, and also take into consideration allowing yourself a thermal digital camera within a diabetes evaluation. They showed a great deal of impressive pictures exhibiting of lifestyle and working in Malta as well as of their own research initiatives. There's without a doubt there could be many wishing to pursue a higher degree after listening to this PodChatLive