The Podiatry profession in the island of Malta is a somewhat new discipline of heath care treatment compared to other disciplines with the very first graduates with outside certification only becoming state licensed in the late 1980’s. Through the late 80's and early 1990's although the need for beginning an Organization for Podiatry practitioners was acknowledged the sheer numbers of Podiatry practitioners was still small and a common representative body never came to fruition initially. During the late 90's as the University of Malta opened more Podiatry positions the volume of Podiatrists accelerated and then the thought of creating a uniting organization for all these professionals was slowly transforming into a concrete and factual concept. The Association of Podiatrists of Malta ended up being created in 1999 and is the specialist organisation that represents Podiatrists working in the Podiatry profession in Malta. Dr. Alfred Gatt was the initial president of the group.

Alfred Gatt joined Cynthia Formosa for an edition of PodChatLive to speak about the podiatry profession in the island of Malta as well as their common research passions. PodChatLive is a weekly livestream on Facebook hosted by Craig Payne coming from Australia and Ian Griffith coming from England. Cynthia and Alfred teach on the podiatry course at the University of Malta. Throughout the discussion they talked about learning in the island of Malta, that due to the weather and the low costs appears like a very captivating chance of quite a few. They highlighted many of the large research productivity they have been involved in concerning the diabetic foot, especially when you take into account the size of the Department at the university. Alfred and Cynthia brought up the reason why you may like to take into consideration toe pressures as opposed to the ABPI, and in addition think about allowing yourself a thermal camera within a diabetes evaluation. They showed a lot of stunning pictures featuring of lifestyle and working in the island of Malta and also of their very own research work. There is without a doubt there could be many wishing to pursue a higher degree following listening to this episode