Qualification & Education
Angela Ferris is a podiatrist qualified from National University of Ireland, Galway’s School of Podiatric Medicine. She is a current member of the SCPI (The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists of Ireland).
Angela trained as a podiatrist at Merlin Park Podiatry Clinic and undertook 1000 hours of clinical placement. Her placement in main hospitals, as well as in private clinics has allowed her to gain knowledge in areas such as Rheumatology, Diabetes, Vascular, Musculoskeletal, Paediatrics, and Complex Wounds.
Angela works three days of the week in HSE primary care centres in Dublin. Working alongside GPs and other health care professionals has furthered her knowledge of the most common ailments of the foot – essential to a podiatrist. Angela has treated patients from all walks of life, from children through to the elderly, recreational & elite sports enthusiasts and keen walkers. She has also gained clinical experience in lower limb biomechanics and orthotics.
Angela’s undergrad dissertation was on quality of life post-amputation and as a result she has developed a keen interest in the high risk diabetic foot has. She was part of the “fit feet” team that voluntarily treated athletes taking part in Special Olympics 2018.
Angela has written two articles for the Centre’s blog on podiatry-related matters. In these articles you can find excellent information and advice on rheumatoid foot care and diabetic foot care.
You can learn more about podiatry here.