Organising and delivering Biomechanics training for colleagues at one of my midland practices

My training and activities

I gained my degree in Podiatric Medicine from the University of Sunderland and over the next few years followed a learning route into more advanced areas of practice such as human biomechanics, various types of injection therapies applicable to the lower limb and some of the science-based less well-known medical therapies such as ultra-low dose pharmaceuticals, prolotherapy, iontophoresis and platelet-rich plasma treatments.

 

Postgraduate study in medicines and pharmacology at Birmingham City University permitted me to become a supplementary prescriber of prescription-only medicines and certain controlled drugs and I followed on with additional postgraduate training at the University of Hertfordshire which gained me a qualification in dermatological surgery. Subsequently I returned to Birmingham City University to qualify as one of the UK's first fully independent podiatrist prescribers having served on the Department of Health project group which developed independent prescribing for podiatrists and physiotherapists.

 

In more recent years I have become involved in delivering postgraduate training as a senior lecturer for the UK professional body the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists as well as serving on national specialist committees for the Department of Health and Health Education England which I continue to do. Clinical front line practice is still my major activity and one that I thoroughly enjoy as well as continuing to lecture by invitation at various events both in the UK and further afield including Europe and Canada.

Myself and Australian musculoskeletal physician Dr Margaret Taylor running the UKs first Podiatric Prolotherapy training course