In this episode, we talked plantar pressures and pressure mapping with Bruce Williams
Dr Bruce Williams DPM is from Indiana, USA. Bruce is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and owner of Breakthrough Podiatry in NorthWest Indiana. He utilises both in-shoe and pressure mat equipment within his clinic, has been doing so for almost two decades and published on this topic in peer reviewed academic journals. We discuss the centre of pressure (CoP), how pressure data influences Bruce’s clinical decision making, the pros and cons of in-shoe Vs mat technology and try to offer some guidance to those who may be considering adding this type of service to their practice.
In this episode we talked cycling with Nathan White and Robert Brown.
Rob Brown was former head Physio for the Orica-GreenEdge pro cycling team and now specialises in cycling analysis, injury and bike fit and Nathan White has worked closely with elite cyclists throughout Australasia and is co-founder of the custom made orthoses company Cobra9 Cycling Orthotics. In this episode we talked about what a bike fit consists of, the common foot problems cyclists present with (and the clinical reasoning behind managing them) and foot level interventions both within the shoe (orthoses) and external to it (at the interface with the cleat/pedal).
In this episode we talked to Forensic Podiatry royalty: Prof. Wesley Vernon OBE and Mr Jeremy Walker and covered the history of Forensic Podiatry, how someone with an interest may consider getting involved, a typical day in the life of a Forensic Podiatrist, analysis of footwear and Wes & Jeremy tell us some of their memorable cases.
In this episode, we welcomed Dr Izzy Moore from Cardiff Metropolitan University and discussed how the body self-optimises running, whether we should change the way we run for performance gains, and what effects on performance may be if we are changing running technique in the context of injury. We also talked about running footwear in the context of economy/performance, and even *cough* barefoot running *cough*.
About Dr Izzy Moore, PhD:
Izzy Moore is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Medicine, specialising in lower limb biomechanics at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Dr Moore is interested in how and why we move the way we do. This means understanding how movement relates to injury risk and performance, the two main drivers behind movement patterns. Her research currently focuses on running gait retraining and she also works on several injury epidemiology projects, advising National Governing Bodies on injury prevention and management strategies.
In this episode, we talked with Greg Dower. Greg is Chief Business Development Officer and co-founder of MyFootDr, is the podiatrist for the Australian cricket team and is the lead in the Elvis tribute band, the Blue Cats. We talked about his journey from sole practioner to co-owning a chain of over 50 podiatry clinics (which employs over 100 podiatrists), the extensive mentoring programme he has for new graduates, his work smarter and harder philosophy and also he briefly shows us round us Graceland inspired dining room.
About Greg Dower:
Greg Dower is a co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer of My FootDr, Australia’s largest podiatry group. After obtaining his bachelor degree (With Distinction) from QUT in 1992, Greg took up private practice in Bulimba in South East Queensland. Whilst building up his clinic throughout the 1990s, he was the Consultant Podiatrist at the Norfolk Island Hospital, completed a post graduate elective in Sports Medicine, and was a clinical supervisor and lecturer to QUT podiatry students, University of Queensland 4th Year medical students and postgraduate Radiographers. His belief in a multidisciplinary approach to foot and lower limb care, and a special interest in complex orthopaedic and biomechanical, sports and rheumatological cases, sees him work alongside some of Australia’s finest medical and allied health practitioners.
In this episode we squeeze some real vascular gems out of Martin and Peta, and talk about what a vascular assessment should look like, the importance of doppler use (and common mistakes made), we listen to some doppler waveforms live (and appreciate how relying on our ears alone may not be ideal), and identify the importance of good history taking and screening in individuals with known risk factors (particularly given that 50% of those with PAD are asymptomatic).
About Martin Fox:
Martin works in a CCG-commissioned, community-based NHS service in Manchester; providing early identification, diagnosis and best clinical management of people with suspected peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Previous clinical posts have included NHS podiatry, high-risk foot teams and a leprosy street clinic in Kolkata. He has also worked on a professional executive committee for his NHS Trust, regionally in podiatry clinical effectiveness groups, nationally for Foot in Diabetes UK, the NICE Guideline Development Group for PAD, the College of Podiatry and he contributes to the All Party Parliamentary Reports on PAD. He presents at conferences and has written journal articles on various aspects of high-risk foot care and lower limb vascular disease.
In this episode, with Jill Woods, we talked about why health professionals often see marketing as a dirty word, and Jill clarifies the way we can re-frame this and use it for the good of the profession. We also talk about the pros and cons of social media, discuss some of the different platforms (the big 4!) available and how to use them, and ultimately how they can be used for good by all, even our professional/governing bodies.
About Jill Woods:
Jill first worked in marketing in 1988, long before the internet and before she had ever heard the word podiatry. Since then she has worked in a number of marketing specific roles, trained as a podiatrist, worked as an associate, run her own private practice & taught podiatry (including the UK’s first podiatry business module). She has gained a Masters in adult training & education and started 5 different online & offline businesses in an attempt to find something that would fit with her nomadic life as a military wife, which has taken her to 3 continents, 5 countries & 12 homes in 16 years.
In this episode we talked with Artur Maliszewski (Footwork Podiatric Laboratory) and Martin McGeough (Firefly Orthoses) about life at the orthoses labs. We touched how they personally made the journey from graduating Podiatrists to lab owners, their labs involvement in research, the preferences of their customers with regards to negative impression capture (plaster of paris Vs laser scanning) and the infamous “lab discretion” box on orthoses prescriptions.
In this episode, we talk about gait retraining in runners with James Dunne. James is a very well respected running coach and the owner of the Kinetic Revolution website and joined us to talk about why and when we might change someone’s running technique, and how we may go about doing it. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that an individual approach is key, and there are no blanket approaches. He also talks about the bidirectional relationship between running coach and Podiatrists.
About James Dunne:
James is a runner, sports rehabilitation therapist and coach from Norwich in the UK. He has a degree in sports rehabilitation. His aim is to help as many runners as possible run stronger, run injury free, and discover what they are truly capable of. James Dunne started Kinetic Revolution back in 2010 as a means of sharing what he learnt on his journey as an ex-pro rugby player working in the sports injury world, and becoming a marathon runner.
In this episode, we talk about the difference between mobilisations and manipulations, the possible mechanisms of effect of joint manipulations (bone/joint repositioning Vs neurophysiological response), the importance of the language used in front of our patients in the context of mobilisations and a bit more.
About Ted Jedynak:
Ted Jedynak has specialised exclusively in Manual Therapies for the lower limb since 1996. Ted and his wife created 3 Manual Therapies (MT) specialist clinics (2002 – 2012). Ted retired from clinical practice in 2012. He has been a mentor and trainer of health practitioners globally in Manual Therapies since 1996, and due to high demand, is now focusing on delivering online training via www.footmobilisation.com. Ted was a visiting Fellow and Clinical Consultant at Queensland University of Technology MSK Clinic (2012-13) plus Developer and Facilitator of the Manual Therapies Special Interest Group (Aust. Podiatry Association SA 2014-15).
About Ian Linane:
Ian Linane is a private practice podiatrist of over 20 years experience working in both his own and in multidisciplinary clinics. He is also the founder of Infigo Healthcare Education that runs a number of manual therapy courses. One of Ian’s goals with Infigo has been the provision of high quality, varied, hands-on rehabilitation training opportunities for podiatrists. To enable this Ian wrote three core manuals in manual therapy for podiatrists, gaining his professional body’s approval for them to be granted extended scope practice courses.
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