Podiatry Arena

Podiatrist standing for parliament

December 21, 2014

Selby and Ainsty Parliamentary candidates Quote: An energy surveyor, Mr Heath, 65, was in the Royal Navy until 1998. Following that, the Selby resident worked as a podiatrist in Harrogate for eight years

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Ultrasonography as a prognostic indicator in Achilles tendinopathy

December 20, 2014

Ultrasonography as a prognostic and objective parameter in Achilles tendinopathy: a prospective observational study Mads Bakkegaarda, Finn E.

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musculoskeletal conditions/disorders

December 20, 2014

does anyone know what are the common types of foot musculoskeletal conditions? does posterior tibial dysfunction/ muscular dystrophy classify as such conditions?

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Health Regulator Defeated in Landmark Case

December 20, 2014

Yet anther health regulator – the General Dental Council – attracts criticism over prosecution costs of Fitness to Practise Hearings, which on average are £78K/hearing. One wonders what excuses the HCPC will come up with in due course…

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Podiatrist Can’t Block Expert’s Testimony

December 20, 2014

Podiatrist Can’t Block Expert’s Testimony Quote: She claims the podiatrist’s failure to diagnose with malignant melanoma while treating Plymale for a non-healing wound on the bottom of her foot greatly lessened her change of survival and contributed to her death.

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Effect of bilateral self myofascial release on the plantar surface of the feet on hamstring and lumbar spine flexibility

December 19, 2014

The immediate effect of bilateral self myofascial release on the plantar surface of the feet on hamstring and lumbar spine flexibility: A pilot randomised controlled trial Rob Grieve, PhD, Faye Gooodwin, BSc, Mostapha Alfaki, BSc, Amey-Jay Bourton, BSc, Caitlin Jeffries, BSc, Harriet Scott, BSc Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies ; Article in Press Quote: Background Self myofascial release (SMR) via a tennis ball to the plantar aspect of the foot is widely used and advocated to increase flexibility and range of movement further along the posterior muscles of a proposed “anatomy train”.

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Static and dynamic risk factors for overuse injury

December 19, 2014

Static foot posture as a risk factor for lower limb overuse injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis Neal BS, Griffiths IB, Dowling GJ, Murley GS, Munteanu SE, Franettovich Smith MM, Collins NJ and Barton CJ Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2014, 7:55 (19 December 2014) Quote: BackgroundStatic measures of foot posture are regularly used as part of a clinical examination to determine the need for foot level interventions. This is based on the premise that pronated and supinated foot postures may be risk factors for or associated with lower limb injury

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Herbal medicines for diabetic foot ulcers

December 18, 2014

Potential Use of Herbal Medicines in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers. Kolipara Radhakrishna, Narayana Redy Kari VS, Mahendran Baskaran, Gowthamarajan Kupusamy.

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Alteration in global motor strategy following lateral ankle sprain

December 17, 2014

Alteration in global motor strategy following lateral ankle sprain Maude Bastien, Hélène Moffet, Laurent J Bouyer, Marc Perron, Luc J Hébert and Jean Leblond BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014, 15:436 doi:10.1186/1471-2474-15-436 Quote: Background Lateral ankle sprain (LAS) has often been considered an injury leading to localized joint impairments affecting the musculoskeletal system. Persistent chronic ankle instability and bilateral alterations in motor control after a first ankle sprain episode suggest that the origin of relapses might be a maladaptive reorganization of central motor commands. The objectives of this study were (1) to compare the quality of motor control through motor strategy variables of two groups (with and without LAS) from a military population (n = 10/group), (2) to evaluate the contribution of the lower limbs and the trunk to global body strategy and (3) to identify which global variable best estimates performance on the Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) for each group, reaching direction, and lower limb.

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Forefoot Varus Predicts Subtalar Hyperpronatio

December 17, 2014

Forefoot Varus Predicts Subtalar Hyperpronation in Young People. Rodrigo Scattone Silva, Ana Luisa G. Ferreira, Lívia M

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