CE session: 26th and 27th Sept: Asian Lower Limb Symposium

Asian Lower Limb Symposium

26th-27th Sept 2015

Updated 18/9/15

Full programme is now out! Please refer to attached document.

Asian Lower Limb Symposium Sept 2015 (Programme)

Updated 27/08/15

Synopses for Day 2: 

Physiotherapy and High Performance Athletes

Dr Berlinda Ting

The chronic ankle pain from an inversion sprain as a result of cuboid syndrome: A physiotherapist’s perspective adopting a multidisciplinary approach.

Cuboid syndrome is a diagnosis that is difficult to assess due to the lack of evidence in the literature. Its place in the clinical setting especially in the assessment of chronic ankle sprain is often underestimated. This lecture presents a case of an athlete with chronic symptoms after an ankle sprain and the journey to recovery through manual therapy and exercise.

Going Digital – why going digital and embracing computer aided design is good for practice and patients

Prof Chris Nester

The case for leaving behind the traditional hand crafting of foot orthoses is now firmly established. Better capture of foot shape, better repeatability of orthoses production, more accurate detailing of motion control or pressure relieving features, are all advantages of using a “digital” design and supply process for orthotic practice. This lecture and demonstration will explore current, emerging and future technologies for provision of foot orthoses, to the benefit of patients, clinicians and practices.

Workshop – Motion Control orthotic design features

Paul Lawless

Evidence based motion control design features will be designed and demonstrated using CAD.

Using plantar pressure data to optimise plantar pressure relief

Prof Chris Nester

Reducing plantar pressure under the forefoot in MSK and diabetes practice can be achieved by redistribution of load to other areas of the forefoot, and appropriate choice of materials. This lecture will explore how plantar pressure data has been used in the EU funded SMARTIF project to optimise the design of metatarsal bars and choice of forefoot materials.

Workshop – Pressure relieving orthotic design features

Paul Lawless

Evidence based plantar pressure reducing orthotic features will be designed and demonstrated using CAD.

 

Synopses for Day 1:

Utrasound imaging  in lower limb sports injuries

Dr Ng Chung Sien

Musculoskeletal ultrasound is an effective imaging tool for the assessment of both acute and overuse lower limb sports injuries. It is also useful in targeted injections and being portable, ultrasound may be performed on field or bedside to quickly aid diagnosis and treatment. In this presentation, we will discuss the ultrasound findings and its applications for common lower limb sports injuries that physicians and podiatrists may encounter.

New concepts for how foot orthoses work

Prof Chris Nester

With the Root model lacking in scientific evidence we need to formulate new and scientifically sound concepts to underpin orthotic practice. This lecture will apply Newton’s laws in an easy to understand and clinically relevant way to demonstrate how it is we can be confident our patients will get better with foot orthoses.

What is the biomechanical evidence base for foot orthoses?

Prof Chris Nester

This lecture will look at the evidence for how choices in orthotic geometry and material directly affect the tissues and structures of the foot, and thus explore the biomechanical evidence basis for using foot orthoses in your clinical practice.

Physiotherapy and High Performance Athletes

Dr Belinda Ting

The chronic ankle pain from an inversion sprain as a result of cuboid syndrome: A physiotherapist’s perspective adopting a multidisciplinary approach.
Cuboid syndrome is a diagnosis that is difficult to assess due to the lack of evidence in the literature. Its place in the clinical setting especially in the assessment of chronic ankle sprain is often underestimated. This lecture presents a case of an athlete with chronic symptoms after an ankle sprain and the journey to recovery through manual therapy and exercise.

Orthoses – From Root to Science

Keynote Speaker : Prof Chris Nester

Across the world Podiatry biomechanics teaching is based on the classical theories of Dr Mert Root and his USA Podiatry Colleagues. Recent scientific research has however demonstrated that the Root model of foot function is not evidence based, and indeed much of the scientific research data tells us it is wrong and it’s time to replace it. This lecture will look at the scientific evidence base to the Root model of foot function and argue it’s time to move from “Root to Science” to underpin our clinical practice with real science.

Lecture – How the foot really moves during gait

Keynote Speaker : Prof Chris Nester

If the Root model of foot function is wrong, then we need to rewrite our thinking and clinical models of normal and abnormal foot function. This lecture will cover cadaver, invasive in vivo and multi segmental foot model research by Chris and his colleagues, data which provides a new foundation for understanding foot function.

We are pleased to announce that Podiatry Association (Singapore) is a proud supporter of the upcoming Asian Lower Limb symposium 2015. This event is organised and sponsored by Salford Insole (Asia) Pte Ltd and will take place on 26th (Sat) and 27th (Sun). Professor Chris Nester, an illustrious Podiatry researcher, will be the keynote speaker for this event.

More details can be found on the flyer attached. Registration is now open. Please email Joyce Chua (joyce.chua@salfordinsole.com.sg) to indicate your interest. There are limited seats available so please sign up soon. Please indicate in your email, your profession and  your Podiatry Assocation Singapore membership status (i.e member or non-member) for Joyce to verify.

Further information on the programme will be announced very shortly.

Thank you and looking forward to seeing you there.

 

Asian Lower Limb Symposium Sept 2015 (Flyer)

 

 

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