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The next ARMA webinar is on ‘Addressing the burden of rheumatic and musculoskeletal foot and ankle pain.’
You can sign-up for free to this NHS England and ARMA webinar, to watch live or get a link to replay the recording when it suits your schedule.
Although foot and ankle pain affects an estimated 20% of the general population and this figure rises to around 90% in people with rheumatoid arthritis, they are frequently trivialised and overlooked. Podiatry and foot health services should, therefore, be a vital part of all MSK and rheumatology services but all too often that’s not the case.
This webinar will explore the role of podiatry in multidisciplinary rheumatology and MSK teams and provide examples of how foot health needs can be provided within clinical pathways.
The first presentation by Dr Mike Backhouse (University of York) will summarise the latest evidence regarding access to foot care services, update attendees on the latest guidelines, and provide examples of different models for delivering foot health services. Professor Cathy Bowen (University of Southampton) will then look at the early findings from a systematic review of guidelines for the management of foot health. She will discuss her recent analysis of the UK GP database of encounters and referrals for foot pain and arthritis. She will also present common themes emerging from interviews with GPs and commissioners, patients, and podiatrists and consider how foot health can be addressed in MSK pathways.
Dr Mike Backhouse has a background in podiatry having qualified from the University of Southampton, and over a decade of experience in applied clinical research. His research is highly multidisciplinary and ranges from large pragmatic clinical trials to imaging and mechanism of action studies, all of which aim to improve the lives of people with musculoskeletal disease and other long term conditions.
Professor Catherine Bowen has a specific education and research focus related to investigation and management of inflammatory and non-inflammatory arthritic manifestations within the foot and ankle. Catherine currently holds a UK NIHR Fellowship award investigating optimal models of foot care for individuals who have osteoarthritis (OA). As Professor in Podiatry at the University of Southampton and Honorary Lecturer at the University of Oxford, Catherine leads a multi-professional research partnership with a focus on MSK foot and ankle pathology.
Who should attend:
The webinar is aimed at commissioners and managers of MSK services and everyone involved in treating patients with MSK conditions affecting foot health.
Time for live webinar
10 May 2019, 12:30-1.30 pm
If you can’t join live, sign-up to get a link to replay the webinar recording at a convenient time.