What is International Podiatry Day?

International Podiatry Day (IPD) is the global awareness campaign which aims to spread the word about the importance of foot health. Celebrated every year on the 8th of October, International Podiatry Day wants to become the biggest event focused on foot health around the world and the greatest effort to raise awareness on Podiatry both with the general public, other health professions and government health officials about the impact and the dangers of foot and ankle ailments.

More information: www.fip-ifp.org

About us

International Podiatry Day is an organisation of the International Federation of Podiatrists, the international not-for-profit association founded in 1947 to advance podiatry worldwide through education, advocacy, and strategic alliances for the benefit of those with foot and ankle ailments.

The Federation focuses on global leadership and the development of podiatry around the world. Working together collaboratively with leaders of the podiatry profession, the Federation enhances the podiatric profession through the sharing of knowledge, practice and research among 26 member countries.


Campaign 2018

For the 2018 Campaign we asked key opinion leaders in podiatry worldwide to support the campaign. Here under, you can find their videos explaining  why podiatry is important for them, their patients and how they see the future of this great profession.

Discover all the infographics made as well as the feet facts.

Dr. Alfred Gatt - Watch here
Dr. David G. Armstrong - Watch Here
Dr. Laura Shin - Watch here
Mrs. Carine Haemels - Watch here
Dr. Dennis Frisch - Watch here
Ms. Paul Borgions - Watch here
Dr. Robert Ashford - Watch here
Dr. Howard Dananberg - Watch here
Dr. Alex Kor - Watch here
Mrs. Ekaterini Kalykakis - Watch here
Dr. Benno Nigg - Watch here
Mrs. José Garcia Mostazo -
Spanish: Watch here
English: Watch here
Mrs. Minna Stolt - Watch here
Dr. Brad Sonnema - Watch here
Dr. Matt Garoufalis - Watch here
Dr. Tracey Vlahovic - Watch here
Mr. Ted Jedynak - Watch here
Mrs Gwen French - Past President FIP-IFP 1997-1999

“As the experts in foot care at all levels we have an immense responsibility not only for research and advancement but also to ensure that our basic level of skill is preserved and not diluted. It is surely a legitimate claim for us to maintain the ability of so many of the public to keep mobile thus reducing the burden on both public and private finances. We should direct more of our public relations efforts towards government agencies at various levels to ensure that there is a realisation of the impact that podiatry/chiropody has on the populace. Providing a good podiatry/chiropody service gathers VOTES!"


Supporting partners 2020




We value your support

Become a partner of International Podiatry Day and spread the word of Podiatry worldwide.

Partners of IPD will have the following priviliges:

  • Company name and logo on official IPD press material and releases
  • Company logo on IPD page of the FIP-IFP website with short company description and direct link to company website
  • Right to officially associate with, use the IPD logo and brand as “IPD Partner”
  • Direct contact with the IPD committee team to help build communication and share information
  • Educational content pieces posted on the IPD website page
  • Company logo on selected IPD promotional material (incl. Newsletters)
  • Company logo and mention on official IPD Facebook page

Or give your support as an IPD Contributor

  • In-kind: if you have a local agency which donates time of a graphic designer
  • Financial: Through an unrestricted educational grant

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