News — Podiatry

Intrinsic Muscle Strength: Is It Important?

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Intrinsic Muscle Strength: Is It Important?

For a long time, the plantar fascia (aponeurosis) has been given a leading role as ‘the’ soft tissue for maintaining the foot’s profile in gait and for stiffening the foot during the stance phase through the windlass mechanism (1; 2). More recently researchers have taken a harder look a the plantar intrinsics to see how significant their role is in foot function (3). Our intent is this short article is to answer the question; ‘is intrinsic foot muscle strength important?’ Foot rehabilitation is an integral part of foot orthosis design and provision, both for the intrinsic and extrinsic foot muscles...

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Spring 2020 Course Announcement | Two Day Intermediate Level Biomechanics Course

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Spring 2020 Course Announcement | Two Day Intermediate Level Biomechanics Course

Intermediate Level Biomechanics Assessment & Prescription Writing Course Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan Road, Woodland, Dublin April 2020 24 - 25 Fri - Sat This two-day course has been developed for postgraduate medical practitioners with minimal experience in orthotic prescription writing and will encompass theory and practical workshops. This multidisciplinary course is delivered jointly by Sharon Morris Physiotherapist (MSc. Biomechanics) Galway City Physio and Joanne McKenna, Podiatrist. This intensive workshop-based course aims to enable practitioners to: Understand the principles of functional biomechanics Understand how the main functional units of the foot behave in gait Undertake a comprehensive biomechanical assessment Identify pathological standing...

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New DARCO Offloading & Post-Op Products

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New DARCO Offloading & Post-Op Products

Following on from last month's Newsletter, we have further new products to announce. We have experienced an increased demand for offloading and post-op products over the past number of years and we have extended our range accordingly. The DARCO AllRound Shoe is a cost-effective healing shoe with wide opening easy access suitable for the diabetic foot. Soft padded lining and a stable rigid base ensure a secure and comfortable fit. The Nylon fabric upper repels water and soil allowing limited wear outdoors.This is supplied as a single and can fit both left and right feet. It can be further customised...

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Offloading - Management of DFUs

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Offloading - Management of DFUs

TCC is the Gold Standard treatment option for diabetic foot ulcers. Non-removable Optima Diab walker boots are the next best option.

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Dr. Comfort Footwear Research Article

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Dr. Comfort Footwear Research Article

A recent study investigated the impact of fit and comfort with respect to medical grade footwear.

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