Podiatrist Nikki, Podiatrists Annette Davis , Podiatrist Annette, Pedorthist David Sutton Co-presenters: - Annette Davis, - David Sutton This practical workshop is tailored for podiatrists and advanced practice nurses working with high risk feet. It will present the 2018 Diabetes Foot Australia guidelines on footwear for people with diabetes and the IWGDF guidance on footwear and offloading interventions to prevent and heal foot ulcers in patients with diabetes. Participants will gain knowledge on the practical application and interpretation of foot scanners and biomechanics for the prescription of footwear and modifications in offloading the diabetic
Advanced level Key Learning Objectives: 1. To enhance knowledge and practical interpretation on the current Australian Guidelines on footwear for people with diabetes. 2. To learn and understand the mechanics of the various footwear designs and modifications in order to prevent injuries. 3. To obtain a visual understanding of plantar pressures of the foot using foot scanner technology and its application to prescribing off-loading interventions. 4. To understand the effects of off-loading interventions to the one foot and how to address the impact it has on the contralateral foot. 5. Gain a working knowledge of the effects of prefabricated footwear on Charcot foot.