Overview of Podiatry


It will be an understatement to say that the Department of Podiatry at KIER is one of the best Podiatric departments in the whole of country. With a motto of providing “Affordable holistic diabetic foot care under one roof”, it has grown from a single-room department to a department with three sub-departments.

The newly added “advanced wound care and rehabilitation center” which was started in January 2016 has already catered to around 5000 patients and is proving a boon for patients with a multitude of musculoskeletal manifestations of diabetes. The department of Podiatry after its inception has been instrumental in screening around 50,000 pairs of diabetic feet.

The department also maintains a one of its kind “Diabetic foot registry” helping in quantifying this dreaded complication of diabetic foot in the Indian health setup. Special modalities like Angio press contribute to saving multiple diabetic limbs.

The improved laser therapy has treated several painful conditions and helped in the rehabilitation of patients who would otherwise have been told to just control their blood sugars.

The introduction of minor OT services has helped poor patients from surrounding cities and those from Bangalore get smaller surgeries done on an outpatient basis at less than half the cost. Since its inception, the department has been instrumental in saving innumerable lower limbs from amputation.


The different services provided in the Department of Podiatry are:

The department is getting ready to establish a gait lab for gait analysis as well as Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for the holistic approach to diabetic foot problems.



Minor OT                                                                                                                                                                                           Podiatry Lab

Consultation Room

Pedo Scan                                                                                                                                                                                          Topical Wound oxygen Therapy (Velox)


Foot Counselling                                                                                                                                                                                 Customized Footwear Making

Advanced Wound Care and Rehabilitation Center