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Afnan Al Maskari


Podiatrist

BSc. Hons. Cardiff (UK)

Member of the U.K. Healthcare Professions Council

 

From: Oman

Spoken Languages: English, Arabic

Clinical Interests: Diabetic foot management, Children’s feet pathologies

Consults at: Orchard branch

 

INTRODUCTION

Afnan is a registered podiatrist, graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK) with a first class honours degree in podiatry and was a proud recipient of the TalarMade award of endeavour in Podiatry.

 

BACKGROUND

Afnan has experienced both NHS and private podiatry clinical settings throughout her undergraduate studies. Her exposure to wound and diabetic foot care in the UK and the Middle East has given her the interest to develop her podiatric knowledge and abilities to help developing interventions and raise awareness to the public.

 

She has completed her pre-registration clinical training within the welsh national health service board (UK), experiencing different aspects of podiatry especially the diabetic foot, by providing comprehensive diabetic foot assessment and routine care for high-risk patients, this has proven her belief that podiatric care plays a significant role in decreasing the risk of diabetic foot complications leading to lower rate of amputation.

 

Afnan remains interested in providing evidence-based non-invasive clinical treatments for the use of both diabetic wound healing and musculoskeletal conditions as plantar fasciitis.

 

Paediatric Podiatry, is also an area of her interest, as she believes that no child should have to suffer foot pain or discomfort. Early diagnosis of foot pathologies such as flat feet and hyper-mobility conditions, may prevent and correct future foot complications, by providing podiatric conservative interventions such as custom foot orthoses.

 

Afnan enjoys patient contact and her experience in dealing with patients from different backgrounds, made her enjoy challenging cases. She believes that every patient is a challenge, and that’s what makes podiatry more enjoyable and a very rewarding profession, aiming towards improving patients’ quality of life.