The Podiatry profession in Malta is a relatively recent discipline of health care in comparison to other health disciplines with the initial graduates with outside qualifications only getting state licensed in the late eighties. Throughout the late 1980's and early nineties even though the requirement for commencing an Association for Podiatrists was recognised the quantity of Podiatrists was still low and a common representative group never came to fruition originally. Throughout the late nineties as the University of Malta opened up more Podiatry programs the number of Podiatry practitioners increased and therefore the idea of creating a uniting organization for all these podiatrists was gradually transforming into a concrete and factual suggestion. The Association of Podiatrists of Malta was started in 1999 and is the specialist organisation which represents Podiatry practitioners practising in the Podiatry career in Malta. Dr. Alfred Gatt was the very first leader of the group.
Alfred Gatt joined Cynthia Formosa for an edition of PodChatLive to chat about the podiatry profession in the island of Malta along with 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 training course at the University of Malta. During the talk they discussed learning in Malta, which because of the weather and the low costs seems like a very captivating chance of many. They highlighted many of the enormous research output they have been interested in in regards to the diabetic foot, especially when you think about the size of the team at the university. Cynthia and Alfred discussed the reason why you may choose to take into consideration toe pressures rather than the ABPI, as well as consider allowing yourself a thermal digital camera within a diabetes assessment. They got a great deal of brilliant pictures demonstrating of living and working in Malta as well as of their very own research work. There is no doubt there could be many wanting to go after a higher degree following hearing this PodChatLive