In this, the final episode of 2018, we talked to researcher, lecturer and private practitioner Helen Banwell about the symptomtic Vs asymptomatic flatfoot in children (and discussed when to ‘treat’ Vs when not to), the possible importance of asking about family history, conservative Vs surgical management, dealing with worried and anxious parents and orthoses prescription habits for the younger patient.
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About Helen Banwell:
Helen is a lecturer in podiatry and an Academic Integrity Officer for the School of Health Sciences, and Associate Director for the international Centre of Allied Health Evidence (iCAHE) and a founding member of Making Strides (a web based collaborative for those working in foot and lower leg development research). I’ve elaborated on these roles below but please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance. She has been a lecturer of podiatry at UniSA since 1999, teaching paediatric theory and practical as well as introducting second year podiatry students to clinical practice.
Podiatry Arena threads on paediatric flatfoot