Podiatrists are also able to diagnose and treat any complications of the above which affect the lower limb, including skin and nail disorders, corns, calluses and ingrown toenails. A Bachelor of Health Science was introduced in 1993. What Are the Qualifications of a Podiatrist? Becoming a Podiatric Physician A podiatrist is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine DCM, known also as a podiatric physician or surgeon, qualified by their education and training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. AMA membership includes access to dozens of webinars, covering numerous practice management topics including ICD-10 and CBS incentive programs. bunion at 17Registration and regulation edit Australian Podiatrists must register with the Podiatry Board of Australia. 1 The Podiatry Board of Australia is responsible for regulation and recognition of Podiatrists and Podiatric Surgeons, 24 and assessing foreign trained registrants in conjunction with the Australian & New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council ANZPAC. Both boards in Gbps are examined as separate tracks. An attempt to supplant chiropody see chiropodist and distance the practice from the popular impression of unskilled corn-cutters.