Foot function can be a sophisticated activity because there are lots of bones in the feet and muscles manipulating the feet that will be difficult to understand. There are numerous concepts on foot biomechanics that even more confuse this. Sometimes it will get so complex it is hard to understand. PodChatLive is a weekly live talk for the regular education of Podiatry practitioners and others who may be interested. You can find several livstreams of PodChatLive about the main topics the several biomechanical ideas and the ways to understand them. The live goes out live on Facebook and after that is later submitted to YouTube. Every livestream episode has a different person or range of experts to go over an alternative area each time and a few shows were dedicated to biomechanics. Queries are replied to live by the hosts and also experts while in the live on Facebook. Also there is a audio form of each show on iTunes and Spotify and the other usual podcast sites. They have developed a large following that keeps increasing. PodChatLive is certainly one of the ways by which podiatrists may get free continuing education credits on biomechanics.
One of the experts that the hosts had on to talk about the sagittal plane theory of foot biomechanics was Howard Dananberg. Howard is generally understood as the podiatrist which began the idea of this idea of foot function. He talked about what it was that set him off down that path of his solution to the understanding foot function. Howard mentioned just what it was that initially starting his thinking about sagittal plane mechanics with the framework of ‘functional hallux limitus’ along with what that is and just how that inspired his practice over the last three decades. Howard regularly instructs and lectures on the concept of sagittal place function in many different countries since his retiring from clinical practice.
On the list of important concepts that all health care professionals want to do is have the proper diagnosis of their client’s issue right. Before they get that correct, then choices as to the best therapy shouldn't be made and suggestions given for the best course of action suggested. Typically any diagnosis was depending on the physical assessment and also a overview of the history of the condition and limited imaging such as an x-ray. When a diagnosis cannot be established out of that information, this became a matter of following the patient to look at the way the signs and symptoms develop and so the diagnosis may become more clear. These days as well as the basic and simple x-ray now we have a lot more complex imaging techniques such as ultrasound and that is making the diagnosis approach so much easier. An episode of the podiatrists livestream, PodChatLive had been focused on the matter of diagnostic ultrasound to assist determine problems in the feet.
In that episode of PodChatLive the hosts invited on Stuart Wildman to talk about his experiences with the use of diagnostic ultrasound. He is a Physio, musculoskeletal Sonographer and Owner of The Ultrasound Site Ltd based in the UK. They reviewed some of the politics as well as education regarding ultrasound usage, specifically what the benefits and constraints of ultrasound are, and the tissues and pathologies that may be visualized around the foot and ankle with ultrasound. Stuart is the Owner and Director of The Ultrasound Site Ltd which he launched in 2013. He splits his time between Radiology and Physiotherapy in which he does both diagnostic and guided interventions in both places. Stuart Wildman qualified from the University of Southampton in the UK in 2003 with a BSc in Physiotherapy, and proceeded to achieve an MSc in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at The University of Hertfordshire and a PG Cert in MSK Sonography at Canterbury and Christ Church University.