When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world - George Washington Carver (1864-1943)
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Lessons Learned from History
How many of you, when you were kids, hated history? It’s hard to understand what all that stuff in the past had to do with us, and learning all those dates seemed like a useless waste of time.Then in medical school, while learning all those different subjects, here came the eponyms. There were at least two names for everything. The adductor canal in the thigh was also called Hunter’s canal and was also called the subsartorial canal.It made one want to murder the fool who decided medical students had to learn so many names for everything. Why does neurofibromatosis type 1 have to also be named Von Recklinghausen’s disease? Weren’t 10,000 new vocabulary words in the first year enough? Did we…
Research Reveals Podiatric Services Help Prevent Falls
The study focused on podiatric interventions as a key component to treating diseases that improve the quality of life as well as reduce unnecessary health care costs.
What Do I Need To Do To Get 'Parity' With My MD/DO Colleagues?
Is the solution to eliminate all biomechanics courses in favor of pediatrics, OB/GYN and psychiatry? What then? Enter into a podiatric surgical residency program with no understanding about the function of the human foot?
3D Orthotic Printing: Fad Or Game Changer?
Could 3D printing reduce costs, increase orthotic efficacy and reinvent the industry with innovative designs? This author combines a closer look at the research with insights from his practical experience to compare orthoses derived from 3D printing with traditionally manufactured devices.
A Guide To Conservative Care For Plantar Fasciitis
Conservative care is a mainstay for the large population of patients with proximal plantar fasciitis. Accordingly, this author takes a critical look at the research on conservative treatments such as stretching, injections and orthoses with an emphasis on addressing underlying biomechanical factors.
Are There Too Many Podiatry Colleges?
While statistics point to a growing demand for podiatrists, concerns about graduation rates, recruitment efforts and a diminishing applicant pool raise lingering questions about the podiatry colleges and the best path forward. Accordingly, this author speaks to leading educators in the field and students for insights on whether there are too many colleges, just the right amount or not enough.
Cures for Common Foot Problems, Without Surgery
Bunions, plantar fasciitis, hammertoes and pain in the ball of the foot, among others, can be treated, before a patient goes under the knife, podiatrists say.
Podiatrist Turned Designer Has Created The Ultimate Game Changer In Luxury Shoes
What do you get when a former podiatric surgeon with an innate sense of style launches her own shoe collection bridging luxury and wearability perfectly? You get Marion Parke shoes.
Recognizing The Benefits Of Collaboration With Our Physical Therapy Colleagues
Physical therapy is a natural complement to podiatric medicine and surgery. Depending on your practice, the location of the practice and the abilities of your local physical therapists, there may be some (or even a lot of) overlap between our specialties. Many physical therapists are making or prescribing orthotics for patients, or utilizing similar devices for limb length issues.
The Opioid Epidemic: Keys To Navigating Pain Management Prescriptions
Given the increasing numbers of people who are dependent on and/or addicted to opioids, physicians should have a firm grasp of pain management principles that can avoid adverse side effects. Accordingly, this author explores recent opioid prescription guidelines for managing acute and postoperative pain.
The Science of Barefoot Running: A Personal Journey
It’s no secret that Vibram and other minimalist shoe companies co-opted the barefoot running trend to sell more product. But it’s ironic to observe that these companies may have crippled the trend at the same time (pardon the pun), by encouraging runners to run barefoot too much too fast, causing them to eventually abandon the endeavor due to injury.
The Top Ten Innovations In Podiatry
Can a new advance enhance external fixation? Could a native collagen product have an impact in counteracting biofilm recurrence? Can emerging topicals provide epidermal barrier repair in patients prone to dry, irritated skin? Could an intriguing surgical system facilitate more consistent, reproducible first ray correction with Lapidus bunionectomy procedures? With these questions in mind, this author talked to leading experts in the field to get their thoughts on the latest innovations in podiatry.
Why Podiatric Medicine Must Embrace Pain Management
My call is for the integration of more pain management learning and experience into the podiatric profession—which will greatly help our patients. To a lesser extent, there will be exchange in the other direction, where with our expertise, we can help the practicing pain management specialist augment their knowledge and subsequent treatment, leading to improved patient outcomes.
Lessons Learned from History
Stevens tenotomy scissors were invented by George Thomas Stevens (1843-1921),who invented them to cut tendons in the eye to correct strabismus. We’re a bunch of instrument thieves in podiatry!
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Podiatry Management Online
Podiatry Management is the premier national practice management and business magazine for the podiatric profession. PM publishes articles and features of interest to the podiatric community. In addition, PM conducts an annual survey of fees, expenses and pharmaceutical usage.
Podiatry Network is a comprehensive health information web site designed to provide the general public with health information relating to the lower extremities.
The authoritative source for comprehensive information and education servicing healthcare professionals.
The FREE Podiatric Internet meeting place for Podiatrists, Residents, Students, Hospitals and Recruiters. Thanks to our sponsors, the features of this site are free!
The Podiatry Institute
The Podiatry Institute is a non-profit educational foundation that offers a variety of programs including conferences, workshops and postgraduate courses.
Clinics in Podiatric Medicine And Surgery
Each issue of Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery updates you on the latest trends in patient management, keeps you up to date on the newest advances, and provides a sound basis for choosing treatment options. Each issue focuses on a single topic in podiatry and is presented under the direction...
Foot and Ankle Clinics
Foot and Ankle Clinics updates you on the latest trends in orthopedic patient management, keeps you up to date on the newest surgical advances, and provides a sound basis for choosing treatment options. Published four times a year—in March, June, September, and December—each issue focuses on a single topic in foot and ankle surgery, from fractures, dislocations, sprains, and amputations, through arthritis, nerve disorders, and congenital deformities. Foot and Ankle Clinics has been edited by Mark S. Myerson, one of the world's foremost experts on foot and ankle reconstruction and injury, since 1995.
Foot Health Forum
Welcome to the foot pain and health forum, where you can get more information about your foot pain and concerns. Here you can get information on a whole range of foot problems; ask questions of experts about foot pain; and share your experiences. The Foot Pain & Health Forum not only draws on experts from a number of disciplines to help, but also from other people who have problems and pain with their feet.
Welcome to the Professional Section of Foot.com specifically dedicated to Podiatrists, Certified Pedorthists, Orthotists and other foot health professionals interested in keeping up with the latest in foot health. In this section, professionals can enjoy an abundance of free member benefits, including participation in our forum to connect with industry professionals, a free subscription to the weekly digital Pedorthic Newswire publication, the latest industry news and updates and much more. We encourage you to visit this section often and take advantage of the wealth of information that will benefit both your patients and practice.
Here you will find answers to questions like Why do my heels hurt?, How can I treat my bunions?, and What is neuropathy and what can be done about it?. Browse through our General Foot Information pages, or find information on specific foot problems in the Foot Ailment pages.
Foundation for Podiatric Medicine
The mission of the Foundation for Podiatric Medicine is to offer continuing medical education, professional development and public information services.
The SMAE Institute
Founded in 1919, we are the longest running independent provider of training in Foot Health in the UK, with a reputation for excellence in teaching and pastoral support. We also provide medical indemnity insurance & offer a variety of high quality CPD subjects to help enhance practitioners clinical expertise.
Comprehensive data base of all aspects of Podiatric medicine and surgery. Suitable for podiatry students, clinicians, researchers and podiatric educators. New additions made daily. Over 5000 articles indexed.
Interpod is a market leader in prefabricated foot orthoses for use by health professionals.
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