Podiatry Arena

Audit of foot orthotic prescribing at a University teaching clinic

March 27, 2015

Adults with flexible pes planus and the approach to the prescription of customised foot orthoses in clinical practice: A clinical records audit Helen A. Banwell, Dominic Thewlis, Shylie Mackintosh The Foot; Article in Press Quote: Highlights •Flexible pes planus may be symptomatic •Modified Root-style devices are the most frequently prescribed customised foot orthoses •Variations on individual prescription variables are purported to assist in flexible pes planus •77% of adults with flexible pes planus reported back or lower limb pain •An inverted (heel) cast pour and the use of a medial heel (Kirby) skive were frequently used variations from a standardised modified Root-style device •There was a statistically significant difference between frequently used variations from a standardised modified Root-style device and recorded rearfoot morphology. Quote: A clinical records audit of the University of South Australia’s podiatry clinic clients attending in 2010 was undertaken to determine prevalence of symptomatic flexible pes planus, presenting reasons and treatment options most frequently used.

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H-Index Is Important for Postural Control for People with Impaired Foot Sole Sensation

March 27, 2015

H-Index Is Important for Postural Control for People with Impaired Foot Sole Sensation. Zhang S, Manor B, Li L PLoS One. 2015 Mar 25;10(3):e0121847.

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Definition of a running injury will determine the prevalence of running injuries

March 27, 2015

Definitions Used To Define A Running-Related Musculoskeletal Injury: A Systematic Review Tiê Parm Yamato, PT, MSc, Bruno Tirotti Saragiotto, PT, MSc, Luiz Carlos Hespanhol Junior, PT, MSc, Simon S.

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Will the Maximalist Running Shoe Trend Endure?

March 27, 2015

Will the Maximalist Shoe Trend Endure? Interesting call here by Brian Metzler: Quote: OK, so the lack of cushioning and protection took its toll on thousands of runners. One massive class-action lawsuit later, minimalism is, well, a more minimal part of the running scene nowadays Quote: Maximally cushioned shoes’ ability to extend a runner’s physical longevity will keep them on shelves for the foreseeable future.

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Scientists unknowingly tweak experiments

March 26, 2015

This issue associated with biasness (consciously or unconsciously) within science (or in some cases, just poor science) has been discussed on at least 2 threads i.e. “Sting” catches research journals publishing reports without vetting & Reproducing scientific results . Thought I give this new study a new thread ;) – Paper : The Extent and Consequences of P-Hacking in Science Published: March 13, 2015 •DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002106 Quote: Abstract A focus on novel, confirmatory, and statistically significant results leads to substantial bias in the scientific literature.

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Why some people have trouble telling left from right – & why it’s so important

March 26, 2015

Found this article…

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Podiatry Matters – Free Online Professional Development Course

March 26, 2015

Hi everyone, I posted the other month on here to let you all know about the Podiatry Matters MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). The March course was our most successful with 90 Podiatrists from all around the world attending – all sessions in total :) Feedback has been excellent too so were not going to change anything on the course :) I’m just posting another message to inform you all that you can now enroll onto the April intake.

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UK woman wins right to refuse life-saving amputation

March 26, 2015

UK woman wins right to refuse life-saving amputation Quote: began with a superficial foot infection in December. The wound swiftly became gangrenous and eventually the foot “fell off”. Doctors wanted to amputate her leg, but the woman refused

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observing in the nhs – updating knowledge

March 25, 2015

Hi all I am currently trying to get back my hcpc registration and I have a lot to do given I have been out of podiatry practice for over 5 years so there probably isn’t a lot that has changed with basic treatments but the way in which the service is delivered and clinical governance has probably changed a lot so with that in mind I want to simply observe a few clinics in the nhs to see how patient care is delivered so I can see first hand how things have changed since the last time I practiced. It appears however this is a lost cause as despite having associate membership of the society my own dbs check apparently because of confidentiality which I respect is a matter of concern I cannot do this

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Newly qualified podiatrist requires post for 1 or 2 days per week

March 25, 2015

Hi I have just qualified with my degree in podiatry I’m looking for a post for 1 or 2 days per week in Northern Ireland Thanks for reading Louise

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