In this episode we were joined by Dr Doug Richie, DPM from his home in California to talk about The Richie Brace. It was introduced in the USA in 1996 and now 25 years later is sold in 7 countries. Doug talks us through what led him to invent and the brace, some clinical tips for when to consider it over standard custom made foot orthoses, the main pathologies it can be useful for and how simple it is to fill out the prescription form! He also plugged his new book “Pathomechanics of Common Foot Disorders” (see links below).
In this episode we were joined by Richard Blake from his home in San Francisco for a trip down memory lane back to 1981 and the genesis of his inverted orthotic technique. He talks us through the responses he got from Drs Root & Weed when he began inverting devices by 25 degrees or more, the response he got from JAPMA when he submitted his first paper on it, and how by 1983 Dr Root was one of his biggest supporters. Rich stated the most he has ever inverted a device was 70 (seventy) degrees, and also how one of his fresh faced young students by the name of Kevin Kirby was part of the group that helped him at the time.
In this episode were joined by Kevin Kirby, Sean MeBride and Simon Spooner to discuss the lifetime of the supination resistance test, from the genesis of the manual supination resistance test (and how to perform it), through the all published research on the test and the various supination devices that have been designed to quantify it. We also talk about the imperfections and limitations of the supination resistance test, and what research is still needed regarding it.
In this episode with are joined by Matt Cotchett who has published extensively within the field of plantar heel pain, and in this episode we tackle the topic of terminology (fasciitis Vs fasciopathy Vs PHP), the associated psychological variables, dry needling, and the best evidence based practice/approach to treating heel pain in clinic.
About Matthew Cotchett:
Dr Matt Cotchett PhD is a Lecturer and researcher in the La Trobe Rural Health School at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. He works as a Podiatrist in private practice with an interest in the assessment and management of exercise-induced musculoskeletal disorders. Matthew has a particular interest in the management of pain beneath the heel and completed a PhD which evaluated the effectiveness of trigger point dry needling for plantar heel pain. He regularly teaches dry needling courses to podiatrists across Victoria. Matthew’s research interest is in the psychosocial aspects of musculoskeletal pain, with a particular focus on cognitive, affective and behavioural factors as drivers of pain and disability. In addition, Matthew is leading a project to improve knowledge translation and treatment of people with plantar heel pain.
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.
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). 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.
In this episode with chatted with the physiotherapists, Simon Lack and Brad Neal and the Podiatrist, Alice Corbett about patellofemoral pain, proximal and distal influences and how to choose an intervention. They were all together at a conference.
In this episode we chatted with Toronto based practitioner, Peter Guy about his 33 years experience to talk us through his matrix of common modifications for conditions such as peroneal tendinopathy, plantar fasciopathy, plantar plate/capsular issues and neuroma. He also gives us some of his tips for dealing with comfort/tolerance issues and orthoses for high heels.
In this episode, we talked with Dr Steven Subotnick DPM, DC, aka the original ‘Running Foot Doctor’, about his views on podiatric sports medicine. We touched on the backstory to where we are today with a number of useful clinical pearls.
This weeks guest was Simon Spooner. In this episode, we tried to highlight some of the limitations of foot orthoses research, and the way clinicians should be viewing all conclusions made in the context of said limitations. We talk about what “perfect” orthoses research may look like, the things we may want to ‘measure’ and the apparent discourse between the lab and the clinic. We discuss what ‘dosing’ is, and how it may help us answer questions which are currently unanswered. Simon’s connection for the first 10 minutes of so was a bit unstable but hang in there as it does sort itself out eventually!
About Simon Spooner:
Dr Simon Spooner qualified as a State Registered Chiropodist (Podiatrist) in 1991 from the University of Brighton. Simon went on to complete his PhD in Podiatry from the University of Leicester in 1997, which focussed on the causes and treatment of inherited foot problems. He has previously taught podiatry to students at University College, Northampton and Matthew Bolton College, Birmingham, and Plymouth. In 2002 Simon Spooner became the Head of the School of Podiatry at the University of Plymouth, where he developed the new degree curriculum. He is now the Director of Podiatry at Peninsula Podiatry where his specialties include sports medicine, foot orthotics, and paediatric and adult foot and gait abnormalities.
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.
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