Podiatry Arena

Book keeping

March 4, 2015

Do any pods out there with private practices do their own book keeping? I want to reduce cost by doing it myself but it’s looking a little more complex than I thought! Single or double-entry? Any good, inexpensive software packages or can I just use Excel

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EPC Paper work

March 4, 2015

Does anyone know under the Chronic Disease Management Plan (what we all knew as EPC’s) when you receive the completed Allied Health Referral Form, where the GP is meant to tick off that the patient has a GP Management Plan and Team Care Arrangements. In order for us to be paid by Medicare and for all our paperwork to be correct should the GP provide you with a copy of the care plan? This is becoming an ongoing headache at our clinic

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‘Non-specific foot pain’

March 4, 2015

Ischemic compression and joint mobilisation for the treatment of nonspecific myofascial foot pain: findings from two quasi-experimental before-and-after studies. Hains G, Boucher PB, Lamy AM J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2015 Mar;59(1):72-83.

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Patent grated for strapping method of plantar fasciitis

March 4, 2015

Disposable two-part orthotic foot support strap system and method Quote: A method for treating plantar fasciitis and foot pain utilizes a pre-cut sole support strap and an arch support strap formed of flexible woven material having an adhesive layer on an underside surface that are adhered to a foot individually or in combination.

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Autoimmune Foot Pain

March 2, 2015

A patient was recently seen complaining of acute intermittent foot pain throughout specific spots on his feet. At times debilitating, requiring narcotic medication.

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USA trained podiatrist Rearfoot Reconstructive Surgery

March 1, 2015

I am currently 1.5 years into my 3 year surgical residency in the USA. I will receive a Rearfoot Reconstructive Certificate upon completion.

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Disposable / Single use sterile Podiatry Kits

March 1, 2015

:confused: I have been looking for sterile disposable / single-use podiatry kits available from Australia and so far have only found kits that are too expensive for me to consider. Does anyone know if disposable kits can be found at a reasonable amount without having to purchase them in larger bulk amounts also?

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Diabetes and Podiatry – need priority ?

February 28, 2015

netizens Is being diabetic a need priority for podiatry? Local hospital seems to think not

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Goodbye, Leonard Nimoy…Live Long and Prosper

February 28, 2015

It was sad to see that my favorite television character of all time, Mr. Spock, make his final journey to the stars today.

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Therapeutic Magnetic Resonance for diabetic foot ulcers

February 28, 2015

Safety and Effectiveness of Therapeutic Magnetic Resonance in the Management of Postsurgical Lesion of the Diabetic Foot Lorenza Abbruzzese, DPM; Elisabetta Iacopi, MD; Alberto Coppelli, MD; Giovanni Bonino, DPM; Chiara Goretti, MD; Alberto Piaggesi, MD International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds February 26, 2015 Quote: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of therapeutic magnetic resonance (TMR) in the management of the diabetic foot (DF), we treated a group of consecutive type 2 diabetic inpatients with wide postsurgical lesions (Group A: N = 10; age 67.7 ± 18.9 years, duration of diabetes 22.3 ± 6.6 years, 8.1 ± 1.1%, body mass index 29.4 ± 2.1 kg/m2), for 2 consecutive weeks, while admitted, with a low-intensity magnetic resonance equipment, in addition to standard treatment. Patients, compared with a matched control group with the same clinical characteristics (Group B), were then followed monthly for 6 months to evaluate healing rate (HR), healing time (HT), rate of granulation tissue (GT) at 3 months, and adverse events.

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