This study aimed to develop and evaluate a tool for clubfoot therapists in low resource settings to assess the results of Ponseti treatment of congenital talipes equinovarus, or clubfoot, in children of walking age. A literature review and a Delphi process based on the opinions of 35 Ponseti trainers in Africa were used to develop the Assessing Clubfoot Treatment (ACT) tool and score. The authors found that ACT tool is simple to administer, had excellent observer agreement, and good sensitivity and specificity in identifying children who need further intervention. Read more.
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Keith Rome, Editor-in-Chief
Dr Keith Rome is currently Professor of Podiatry and Head of Research, School of Clinical Sciences at AUT University, New Zealand. Keith qualified as a podiatrist in 1979 and has 30 years of experience within education and research. His research focus is on long-term foot conditions, and incorporates studies of foot pain, impairment, and disability in rheumatic diseases. In 2008, Keith was awarded a fellowship from the Society of Podiatrists for his contribution to podiatric research. In 2016 was appointed as a fellow to the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians (Glasgow).
Catherine Bowen, Editor-in-Chief
Professor Catherine Bowen qualified as a podiatrist in the UK in 1987 and completed her PhD on the developments of ultrasound imaging techniques applied to the foot and ankle in 2009. Catherine currently holds a UK National Institute for Health Research fellowship award. 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 core focus on musculoskeletal foot and ankle pathology.
Australasian Podiatry Conference 2017: meeting abstracts
Melbourne, Australia. 24–26 May 2017
The College of Podiatry Annual Conference 2016: meeting abstracts
Glasgow, UK. 17-19 November 2016
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Aims and scope
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, the official journal of the Australian Podiatry Association and The College of Podiatry (UK), is an open access journal that encompasses all aspects of policy, organisation, delivery and clinical practice related to the assessment, diagnosis, prevention and management of foot and ankle disorders.
About the societies
The Australian Podiatry Association is responsible for the development of national policies, representation of podiatry in Australia to government and industry bodies, and assistance for Continuing Professional Development. They also support research within the discipline of podiatry.
The College of Podiatry (UK) is responsible to the Charity Commission and all College activity is geared towards the pursuit of the advancement of podiatric health, as well as research and education of the public in the art and science of podiatric health. In particular, but not limited to, the prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions of the foot and lower limb.
The Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CFPM) aims to aid the profession through representation to the government, educational and regulatory institutions, promotion of podiatric unity in Canada, and provision of public education.
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