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Podcast Guest “It's a long road” is Podiatrist - Podiatrist Manos Arvanitakis. Manos holds a degree in podiatry from the University of Salford in Manchester, England, and a master's degree in podiatry from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. During his 10-year stay in England, he collaborated with large clinics, as well as football teams such as Manchester United, gaining great experience and returning to Greece as the first certified podiatrist.


He worked at the General State Hospital in Athens as a person in charge of the Diabetic Foot Department. In 1999 he founded the Podiatry Center in Kaisariani and a few years later he created two more Podiatry Centers in Kolonaki and Heraklion, Crete.

2017 was a milestone in his career as well as in the development of the science of Podiatry in Greece, with the creation of a Podiatry department at the Metropolitan College.

To this day he serves his science with passion and faith, as a Podiatrist - Podiatrist, providing his services to his patients, but also as a professor, teaching the students at the Metropolitan College.

An advocate of continuing education and lifelong learning, he continues his education at the University of Malta, where he is doing his PhD.

He is the president of the Hellenic Association of Podiatrists and Podiatrists of Greece and has worked in the past as a podiatrist with the football teams of Olympiakos and Panathinaikos, while today he works with and is part of the medical staff of the AEK football team.

Manos Arvanitakis has been involved in sports since he was young, taking championships in swimming, while in recent years he has been involved in the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with participation and distinctions in pan-Hellenic, pan-European and world championships.

The podiatrist - podiatrist Manos Arvanitakis, knowing very well the problems and ailments that athletes may face in the lower limbs and how they can affect their performance, will talk to us about how important prevention and early treatment are, in creating strong, performing athletes with fewer injuries.

Podcast Interview Highlights “It's a long road” with Podiatrist – Podiatrist Manos Arvanitakis.

11:49 Mano, because I know that your experience is extensive and you have many shows both in Greece and abroad, can you tell us a little about yourself and your occupation?

17:00 What is podiatry?

19:08 Mano, what is your relationship with sports?

22:28 Mano I saw your resume and I was really impressed with your experience and what you have done which includes 10 years of studies. In fact, from what I saw, among others, you had collaborations with the biggest football teams in Greece, such as for 7 years with Olympiacos, AEK and Panathinaikos, but also for 2 years with Manchester United. Would you like to tell us a little about your collaborations?

27:21 What are the most common strain problems in one's feet runner and what preventive measures are recommended?

29:19 In addition to muscle injuries, some of the main problems that runners face are blisters and black nails, which are very common in long distances and especially in long distances. Really what do you have to tell us about them?

30:55 What causes nails to turn black?

34:57 How can this problem of black nails and blisters be treated?

39:15 What are the general problems we have with our nails?

42:06 How we choose sports shoes; What factors should we consider?

47:35 We need personalized insoles of shoes; Is it for everyone? When do we put orthotics?

51:14 It is necessary to palmogram;

57:47 What materials are these made of step on; I saw in one of your videos that they had different layers of materials and that you build them. Is not that right;

01:06:13 They help orthotic insoles in the treatment of plantar fasciitis?

01:10:33 How important are socks for runners?

01:12:52 What are graduated compression socks and how much do they help the runner or not?

01:14:25 And since we have now entered the summer the heat, the sun, open shoes, sand on the beaches, sweat, make our feet suffer even more. Is the daily care of our feet becoming even more necessary?

01:16:50 In closing, I would like to ask you where and how someone can find you and in general what services do you offer?

Manos Arvanitakis

121 Ethnikis Antistaseos, Kaisariani (near Karavel), Athens 161 22
Podiatrist – Queen Margaret University College Edinburgh Phd in podiatry
Tel: +30 210 7258116
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