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Ivan Farrugia D Pod SR Pod MPodA SR Ch Uk

 
 
Ivan Farrugia is a state registered Podiatrist. He studied at the University of Malta where he obtained a Diploma in Podiatry back in 1998. Ivan also had the position as President of the Association of Podiatrist of Malta from 2006 till 2009. From 2009, Ivan holds the role as Podiatry representative in the Council for Professions Complementary to Medicine.
 
He worked in different areas of Podiatry but in 2008 he initiated a Masters course at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, where he got his Pg Certificate in Podopaediatrics and is now reading his thesis on Pedal Pathologies in Maltese Children.
 
He took this special interest in Podopaediatrics when in 2007, the Association of Podiatrist of Malta carried out a Foot health screening project in 5 different state, private and church schools around Malta.
 
The results showed that more than 78% children screened aged 6 to 8 years had an undiagnosed and untreated foot condition. Ivan has a post as a Specialist in Podopaediatrics within the Health Department and runs a clinic at the Podiatry Department, Birkirkara Health Centre.
 
This service is offered to children aged from birth till the 16th Birthday. In this clinic all children are examined and treated according to their needs. As part of a multidisciplinary team, Ivan also works at the Orthotics and Prosthetics Unit, together with Orthotists, orthotic technicians, physiotherapists and podiatrists.
 
 
About Podopaediatrics
 
Podopaediatrics encapsulates the diagnosis and management of paediatric foot disorders and their associated effects upon the lower limb and the child in general.
 
Involves assessment of the lower limb and associated axial skeleton in health and disease and the evaluation and treatment of conditions that may be isolated to the foot, or manifestations of systemic disease. This involves a specialist approach to the care of the child separate from that involving assessment and care of the adult.
 
Care transverses all medical and surgical specialties and takes cognisance of the vagaries of child development, age and the psychosocial needs of the child and parent.
 
 

 

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