In this episode, we talked about the challenges of treating footballers, ‘hacks’ for designing orthoses for football boots, the “value” of pre-season screening of the lower limb, and the science of how boots interact with differing surfaces. The most important take home here was that Trevor sounds like Glenn Hoddle.
Huge thanks to our expert panel:
Dr Lindsay Hill, a Sports Podiatrist who has worked on a consultancy basis for a number of premier league football clubs as well as being employed by the FA as podiatrist to the England women’s football squads.
Mr David Brown, who qualified as a Podiatrist in 2015 after a 17 year career as a Professional footballer, scoring over 100 goals in almost 500 games, including a 3 year spell playing under Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
Mr Athol Thomson, a Sports Podiatrist based at Aspetar in Qatar who is currently studying for his PhD and researching football boot-playing surface interaction.
Mr Trevor Prior, Consultant Podiatric Surgeon who has vast experience within professional football, having looked after several premier league clubs and as a director of P2L, a bespoke performance football boot company.