Podiatry improves lower limb health
Podiatry students assess the structures, movement and functioning of lower limbs. Following the examination, customers receive a podiatry diagnosis and a plan that will improve their lower limb health. To make such a plan and to recommend therapies, the students
- make note of any skin and nail problems
- assess pains and the footwear used
- examine posture, gait and the function of joints and muscles.
Podiatry services include
- foot health examination
- self-care guidance
- treatment of skin and nail problems
- planning and follow-up of individual exercise programme
- making of toe orthoses and individual insoles
- manual therapy of joints and muscles.
A visit to a podiatry student
At HyMy-Village, podiatry students are completing a practical internship as part of their studies, the purpose of which is to practice professional and customer service skills. Practical learning situations take place under the guidance of a supervising teacher. In addition, student colleagues may also be monitoring the learning situation.
During the first visit a general podiatric examination is made. This includes various lower limb and foot examinations to understand the current health and condition of the customer’s feet. A typical visit as a podiatry training customer may include, for example, the manufacturing of individual support insoles, procedures related to skin and nail changes, guidance of therapeutic training, manual treatment, and examination of lower limb and foot positions and alignments.
During the visit, the training customer will also receive additional information and preventive advice regarding foot health. Based on the results of the visit, a personal follow-up plan is also made.
Discount -20% with student and pensioner card.
|Visit or product||Duration||Price|
|Assessment visit for a podiatry student||45-60 minutes||30 €|
|Manufacture of individual support insoles||90 €|
|Quick insoles||50 €|
|Treatment of skin and nail changes||40 €|
|Toe orthoses (incl. Follow-up visit)||50 €|
|Nail correction (incl. Follow-up visit)||50 €|
|Chemical nail or wart removal (incl. Follow-up visit)||50 €|
|Individual exercise program||50 €|
Good to know before the visit
What is a training customer?
Everyone is welcomed as a training customer in HyMy-Village. Doctor’s referral is not required. As a training customer, you will be acting as a customer for our students in a safe and supervised learning environment. This practice enables supported customer encounters corresponding to the actual practical work that the students will face within their own professional fields.
With training customers, it is possible for students to practice their professional skills in a safe and supported learning environment, under the guidance of a supervising teacher and staff. Some of the skills that students will be learning:
- Professional skills
- Customer service situations
- Multidisciplinary cooperation
- Data collection.
Training customer visit is a learning situation and it will therefore include e.g. guidance from the supervising teacher. The supervising teacher will always check and approve the examination and rehabilitation plan. Hence, interviews, examination, and other tasks might be slower compared to other professional services.
If a training customer appears to be under the age of 13, his or her age will be checked. Parental consent is required for those under the age of 13 to participate in the activity.
Metropolia has a health insurance for patient injuries covered by the Patient Injury Act. Metropolia also has general liability insurance for damages taking place in education. The terms and conditions of the liability insurance can be seen in HyMy-Village.