Stuart Berry attends The Podiatric Biomechanics Symposium

Wow, what a day! 16th September 2011 saw Stuart spend the day at The Podiatric Biomechanics Symposium, which was held at the Royal Society of Medicine. The keynote speakers are all well known researchers, fellows, surgeons and/or specialists in their individual fields within podiatry and biomechanics and included Doug Richie DPM, who is internationally well known for the Richie Brace.

It was wonderful to be able to listen to Doug Richie present again on Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction PTTD (which is also known as Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction or Posterior Tibial Tendon Insuffiency PTTI). To have the opportunity to have patient case studies to observe as a cohort group was a useful idea. At the Footcare centre we often see the Adult Aquired Flat Foot associated with PTTD and it is fantastic to be able to attend a day of such high calibre continued professional development.

An updated grading system for Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction was also presented. At The Footcare Centre we are well placed to deal with flat feet associated with this condition as well as childrens foot problems, neurological foot problems or injured feet and are able to offer both conservative management via ankle foot orthoses such as the Richie Brace and/or orthotic therapies and exercise therapy through to referral for surgical management.

Since the day Stuart has updated the team on the management of this condition, alongside other complex biomechanical problems that were presented during this study day which have meant that patients attending The Footcare Centre for posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, flat feet problems, ankle pain, foot pain or drop foot have latest biomechanical treatments available to them.

If you are having concerns regarding flat feet then one of our podiatry team will be pleased to help!

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