The Podoactiva Foundation

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The Podoactiva Foundation was created in 2013 with the aim of promoting and supporting projects related to sport, healthy lifestyles and research into new treatments in the world of podiatry and biomechanics. More concretely, the main areas of activity of the Foundation Podoactiva are summarized in the following activities:

· To encourage and support research in the field of biomechanics, podiatry and rehabilitation, as well as promoting research and technological development as a strategic priority for Podoactiva.

· Podoactiva Technological development is the result of research and the use of new technologies for both the diagnosis and the design and manufacture of customized treatments.

· To prevent and promote health in collectives as children, adults, professional or amateur athletes.

· Podiatrists from Podoactiva Foundation developed an intense task of health awareness-raising focused on foot care, having performed thousands of biomechanics and gait assessments in sports, leisure and corporate events.

· To bring closer services of foot care in those locations where patients do not have access to those services

· Podoactiva Foundation offers the first Podiatry Mobile Unit in Spain that goes across those towns that because of their small size have no health centre to provide foot care services to older people who need them. Podoactiva Foundation visits more than 6,000 people each year.

· To train new students

· Through its professionals, Podoactiva Foundation collaborates with several educational and training institutions for teaching subjects and courses related to podiatry and biomechanics.

· To promote sport activities

· Podoactiva Foundation strives to promote sport as a healthy activity, supporting sports events with their professional podiatrists: tournaments, running races, sport campus, etc.

· To collaborate with private or public entities to perform actions both foot care and gait biomechanical evaluations.

 

In order to develop this activity, Podoactiva Foundation organizes forums and discussions related to foot sector with the aim of informing and raising awareness about the care, prevention and treatment of diseases related to the foot. Likewise, clubs are provided with integrated podiatry services and biomechanical evaluations through cooperation agreements.