David Meilak graduated as a podiatrist from the University of Malta in 2009. For the past six years he has been serving in Malta’s main hospital, Mater Dei, where he was engaged as a senior diabetic podiatrist, where his role included the treatment of high risk diabetic clients. With regards to the Association of Podiatrists of Malta, David has given his contribution as association secretary, and is presently vice president of the podiatry association.
David describes his work with clients with diabetes as being very intense, offering very personalized podiatry care to clients that in some cases already have a lot to handle due to their diabetic condition and restraints, and other clients that are burdened with medical complications that include problems in circulation, the nervous system, and ulceration (diabetic wounds).
Besides his special interest in diabetic podiatry, David’s caseload also includes:
Vascular (circulatory) assessment of the lower limbs by Doppler ultrasound, high risk foot assessment, foot skin conditions and infections, lower limb biomechanical assessments, orthotic (insoles) prescription – design and manufacture, Ingrowing toenails treatment and surgery, hard skin and callous removal, and foot problems in older adults.
David’s work also includes hands on training for final year podiatry students, and he takes part in various TV programmes where he enjoys promoting foot health to TV viewers.
Presently David has been appointed to a new role at Karin Grech Rehabilitation Hospital where he aims to expand his expertise in diabetic and vascular (circulation) podiatry to the hospital’s clients.
David also enjoys other activities besides working as a podiatrist, where he enjoys sailing around the Maltese Islands, or simply listening to different types of music.
David is proud to be given the opportunity to offer personalized podiatry service to clients in the beautiful surroundings of Hilltop Gardens.