2018 Annual Convention Handouts

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NEW!Anatomy, cell biology and physiology are key and underpinning subject areas for all health disciplines. Understanding the way that the body works on both the micro- and macro scale allows us not only understand normal physiological function, but also to understand pathology of various bodysystems and how medicinal approaches can remedy these pathologies. Within this series of CPD subjects, this one in particular focuses on the Cardiovascular System.
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Vascular assessments are a crucial part of the patient appointment, but are significantly devalued if they are not being done regularly or correctly. The aim of this CPD is to improve the diagnostic skills of practitioners in their assessment of the vascular system. By applying more evidence-based actions to their clinical practice, the benefits to patients are significant. This is a must-do CPD for practitioners to ensure that they are providing excellent care for their patients.


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The basic principles of initial lower limb biomechanics, involving the gait cycle, basic biomechanical measurements and the relationship between the rearfoot, midfoot and forefoot. The video demonstrations centre around the joint ranges of motion in the lower limb.

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NEW With diabetes mellitus consuming 10% of the entire NHS budget for England and Wales and a significant portion of that amount (some £300m) being spent on managing avoidable foot-related complications, there is a considerable focus on developing tools and strategies to minimise both the individual and financial cost of this devastating disease. The role, therefore, that podiatrists and foot health professionals play in the reduction of morbidity and mortality of the disease as well as improving patients’ quality of life cannot be overstated. Against this backdrop this CPD will discuss diabetes mellitus from pathophysiology through to complications and implications for practitioners.

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Elderly patients make up a very large proportion of our clients. It is also this demographic of patients who tend to have more underlying pathologies and chronic foot problems. The elderly foot, therefore, can present in many different ways and provide a complex set of challenges. This CPD will discuss the symptoms and treatments of various pathologies that are commonly seen in the elderly foot. COnditions that will be discussed include Arthritis, Parkinson's Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy, Common biomechanical pathologies in the elderly foot and many, many more.

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The aim of this CPD is to educate the practitioner in the effects, both adverse and otherwise, of common medicinal interventions for equally common conditions. This CPD will go on to explore how these effects will influence the symptoms of your patients foot problems as well as the treatments that can be offered.

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This CPD details the structure and function of the skin, clinical examination, primary and secondary lesions, hyperkertotic disorders, infections, common podiatric dermatological conditions, nail structure, nail assessment, common nail conditions, tests & investigations.

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The CPD contains a detailed overview of diabetes mellitus, the different classifications, associated complications, education and the role of the podiatrist. It details the multidisciplinary approach to diabetes mellitus management.

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A comprehensive infection control manual essential to every podiatry and foot health practitioner. The CPD centres around the basic infection control principles and sterilisation guidelines from a podiatry perspective.

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The aim of this CPD program is to provide the latest information to assist the clinician in the diagnosis, assessment and management of fungal skin and nail infections in clinical practice.

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This CPD contains a detailed overview of the neurological system, neurological assessment and neurological conditions affecting the lower limb. Included in this CPD are detailed demonstrations of neurological assessments for sensory, motor and coordination.

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A practical based CPD demonstrating the basic principles of padding and taping techniques. The videos thoroughly demonstrate how to apply a wide range of padding and taping to relieve pain and deflect pressure, providing the basis of clinical biomechanics.

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The child foot encounters large amounts of change as it grows and adapts to the environment. During these formative years, the foot can be at its most vulnerable as it is having to take the load of the whole body as well as changing it's shape and size, and so any extra stresses or pressures can have long-term and potentially serious effects.

The field of podopaediatrics is one that explores the natural development of the foot as well any pathological conditions that are commonly found in children's feet. It is a specialist area as the child foot and the adult foot are vastly different, and so treatment options for adults feet are not always directly transferable into the child foot. This CPD is designed to help you in your practice to identify foot pathologies in children, and to undertake appropriate treatment regimes for them.

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Details an overview of rheumatoid arthritis, pathogenesis, process of synovial inflammation and progressive erosive arthritis. It details the management, general principles, ulcerations, toe and hindfoot deformities.

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New!The nerves are a crucial part of our anatomy and neurological disorders in the lower extremity result from disease processes that involve sensory, motor and autonomic nervous systems. This can follow a metabolic or hereditary process or indeed an injury or trauma which can create progressive or static deformity and be treatable or incurable. Any process which impacts on the delicate nervous tissue and its ability to process electrical signals can create significant issues within the body, not least the lower limb. This CPD looks to assess the nervous system and tackle nervous system pathologies to help practitioners in their management of patients with neurological disorders.

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The aim of this CPD program is to provide the latest information to assist the clinician in the assessment and management of wounds in clinical practice.

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Verrucas are one of the most common conditions treated by podiatrists and FHPs. Sometimes they resolve quickly and very often spontaneously, however, there is a large number that take many months (if not years) to resolve. These lesions are what are termed ‘persistent verrucas’ and successful treatment of them can be elusive.

This CPD explores this condition from pathophysiology of the condition through to the treatment modalities available to the patient. This serves as a useful guide to practitioners looking to keep up to date with treatment options (standard and contemporary) as well as providing theoretical interest for those looking to broaden their understanding of this common condition.

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This CPD looks to introduce various pathologies that have traditionally been encountered in foot health and Podiatry clinics within tropical climates. It is the responsibility of the modern and competent practitioner to identify certain tropical diseases of the foot and at least have a rudimental understanding of them and their treatments given that more round the world travel is ever more common meaning that more and more of these conditions are being seen more frequently in temperate climates – certainly including the UK

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This CPD contains a detailed overview of the vascular system, cardiovascular system, peripheral vascular system, cardiovascular and peripheral vascular assessments and vascular conditions affecting the lower limb. Included in this CPD are demonstrations of vascular assessments for the cardiovascular and peripheral vascular system.

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Pain across the metatarsal region of the foot is very common, yet pinning down exactly what is causing it can be tricky. The term 'metatarsalgia' is used to describe such pain but this term only describes the symptoms - pain in the metatarsal region of the foot. This CPD looks to explore this area of the foot both anatomically as well as pathologically and covers the various conditions that can given rise to pain in the ball of the foot. This CPD is ideal for new and experienced practitioners alike and will help support and direct clinical assessments and treatments of this all too common problem.

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A detailed CPD discussing wound management, describing wounds, dressings, types of wounds, how to identify wounds and common conditions related to lower limb wounds. The videos provide a clear demonstration on applying different wound dressings.

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