If missed or misdiagnosed, syndesmosis injuries are one of the most common causes of chronic ankle dysfunction and potential degenerative disease This article guides you through how these injuries occur and how to best diagnose them, including when to refer for further evaluation. After reading this article you will have a good understanding of the injury and the structures involved as well as how to diagnose the grade of injury confidently to set your patient on the best treatment/rehabilitation path. Register free below (or log in if you already have an account) and you can access the article key points and other related resources.
This advice leaflet outlines how Achilles tendon pain can occur in cycling, the injury, management, rehabilitation and prevention. It has been written specifically for patients. You can purchase it individually using the Purchase button below,... Read More
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This leaflet explains to patients what an ankle sprain is, what structures are involved and what can be done to rehabilitate this injury. It is designed as a printable/downloadable A4 PDF. You can purchase it individually using the Purchase button below, or as part of any of the main Co-Kinetic subscriptions.
This article describes a quick and effective assessment process for heel pain that can be carried out in just 10 minutes. More than 10% of the population experiences heel pain and due to the number of structures in the foot and ankle a differential diagnosis can be difficult. This article covers mechanical and non-mechanical causes of heel pain, history taking, examination, investigations and management. It is accompanied by a Quick Reference PDF Booklet of more than 16 summary tables, flow charts and boxes which is available as a free download with a registered account.
This article outlines the latest incidence statistics for chronic plantar heel pain, explains how the structure and function of the plantar fascia is affected by pathology, outlines a detailed differential diagnosis and then delves into an evidence-based exploration of passive treatment options, exercise therapy and late stage rehabilitation. We have also created an accompanying Heel Pain Content Marketing Kit which contains all the material you need to build awareness about Heel Pain and the how physical therapy can speed up the recovery process. Both the article and marketing kit are included as part of a full site subscription or can be purchased individually for those without a full site subscription. For more information register or login below.
A two page A4 leaflet that's been written for patients. It gives information on what chronic plantar heel pain feels like, what the therapist can do and what the patient can do. You can purchase it individually using the Purchase button below, or it's included in all our subscriptions. It's also brandable using our Branding Upgrade. For more information visit https://www.co-kinetic.com/pricing.
This article is the seventh from our Manual Therapy Student Handbook (see the ‘Contents panel’ for further details) and it describes how to assess and treat common foot and ankle complaints. As well as listing a comprehensive assessment procedure, the treatments are described in full and have accompanying videos, which provides a great practical resource for the clinician.
This content consists of a 13 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Dr Ben Forster was educated in Brisbane and received his Medical Degree from the University of Queensland in 1991. He completed his orthopaedic training in 2000 and was admitted as a Fellow to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in that year.
His Fellowship Training was undertaken in Foot and Ankle surgery in Bristol, United Kingdom, knee surgery studies in Southampton, United Kingdom, and further training in Lecco, Italy. He has a special interest in sports and arthroscopic surgery.
Dr Forster is an Associate Clinical Lecturer with the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Queensland. He is a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and ISAKOS. He has a public appointment at the Mater Hospital, South Brisbane. He is also involved with the Queensland Reds Rugby Union Team, Brisbane Lions AFL, Gold Coast Suns AFL, North Queensland Cowboys NRL, Gold Coast Titans NRL, along with the Queensland Ballet.
This content consists of a 15 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Mr Callum Clark studied Medicine at Cambridge University graduating in 1993 and undertook his basic and higher surgical training in North West Thames London, including the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, where he developed his interest in foot and ankle surgery.
He spent a year of his training on a travelling Fellowship to Melbourne, Australia, where he gained further expertise in foot and ankle surgery and sports injuries. Upon his return, he worked briefly as a locum Consultant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital before taking up the post of Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals in 2004.
Mr Clark's surgical interests include arthritis and deformity correction, with a special interest in sports injuries and complex bunion and toe deformities. He holds the MFSEM (UK) qualification as a member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine. He has an active involvement in research and education. He has published and presented both nationally and internationally on aspects of Foot and Ankle Surgery and has been principle investigator in a number of multi-centre trials. He is an elected member of the Education Committee of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS) and regularly lectures to surgeons, general practitioners, physiotherapists and podiatrists both locally and nationally.
This content consists of a 11 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Mr Nick Savva is a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle and Trauma Surgeon. He qualified in 1994 at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, and went on to gain his surgical fellowship in 1998. After a further six years of specialist training in orthopaedic surgery, he gained FRCS (Tr & Orth) in 1997.
Mr Savva was awarded an AO Trauma Travelling Fellowship to Seattle in 2004. Two years later he won the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Travelling Fellowship for 2006. During this year he took advantage of the opportunity to work in the Brisbane Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Unit. More recently, as the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Travelling Fellow, Mr Savva has shared best practice in several centres of excellence throughout the USA.
In addition to the treatment of trauma and sports injuries, Mr Savva has developed an expertise in a range of degenerative conditions such as arthritis and bunions and he is one of a small number of surgeons in the UK to perform ankle replacements and minimally invasive bunion surgery. In addition to research interests Mr Savva runs an annual conference on sports injuries. He also teaches and examines regularly.
This content consists of a 12 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Mr Andy Roche moved to Liverpool to study Medicine in 1994. He stayed in Liverpool up to senior registrar level, before taking up post-FRCS training fellowships in Chelsea and Westminster, Colorado and Bristol, to develop his interest in foot and ankle surgery and trauma / limb reconstruction.
Following completion of his fellowships, Mr Roche worked briefly in Liverpool as a Consultant Surgeon with a special interest in foot and ankle surgery but then took up residence in London to work as a Consultant to Chelsea and Westminster in January 2013. Following this move he joined the Fortius Foot and Ankle team.
Mr Roche has developed and tailored his career path from day one to excel in the treatment of foot and ankle sports injuries, working with many different athletes in a variety of sporting disciplines from soccer to ultimate Frisbee. He has regular links to sports clubs at many different levels including elite football and rugby. This enables working with athletes of different ability levels, injury profiles, rehabilitation needs and a variety of expectations.
Mr Roche's special interests include the particular mechanisms of injuries sustained and also optimisation of rehabilitation in athletes. Mr Roche also treats many non-athletes with a variety of non-sporting complaints of the foot and ankle. Through his career this has developed his interest and ability to treat complex problems around the foot and ankle with whatever technique is required for the best interest of the patient be it internal fixation techniques or external fixation/circular frame techniques. Mr Roche regularly delivers lectures across the UK on sports related topics and publishes in international journals.
This content consists of a 16 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Dr Mark Myerson is an internationally-recognised leader in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. He has developed numerous breakthrough procedures for treating various foot and ankle injuries and deformities.
In addition to his active clinical practice, Dr Myerson travels frequently around the world as part of a humanitarian program for underprivileged and disabled citizens with deformities, simultaneously teaching and enabling surgeons in those countries to continue care of these patients.
He has authored more than 200 research publications, as well as four text books covering various treatments of foot and ankle conditions. He is also a frequently invited guest speaker, giving professional talks around the globe as consultant and educator. Dr Myerson has trained hundreds of residents and surgeons, and education of surgeons continues to be integral to his work.
Dr Myerson is a past President of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), as well as the Maryland Orthopaedic Association. He is a consultant to the orthopaedic industry, an honorary member of numerous international orthopaedic societies, and plays an active role in defining national standards for orthopaedic foot and ankle practice.
This content consists of a 14 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Dr Phil Hopley is a Consultant Psychiatrist and founder of LPP, a specialist psychological health and performance consultancy with a global reach. He consults at 54 Harley Street and at the Roehampton Priory where he is Deputy Medical Director.
Dr Hopley specialises in stress, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addictions and Sport Psychiatry. He is clinical lead for LPP's Confidential Sport Counselling Service providing 24/7 support to players and athletes in 14 UK based sports. In addition he consults to a range of Governing Bodies and Player Associations on mental health issues and related matters including Therapeutics Use Exemption matters. In 2012 he led the LPP team providing on-call Specialist cover to the 10,000 competing athletes at the 2012 London Olympics.
Dr Hopley played rugby for London Wasps for a decade including two years as a semi-professional, representing England Students & the Barbarians along the way. Despite years experimenting, he has found no better way of de-stressing than hitting a small white ball around the green fields of southern England.
Professor Bill Ribbans studied at the Royal Free Hospital, University of London (1973-1980) and qualified as a Bachelor in Science, Medicine and Surgery. He holds Fellowships in Surgery at the Royal Colleges of England and Edinburgh and the Intercollegiate Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery. Additionally, he has a Masters degree in Orthopaedic Surgery and a Ph.D.
Professor Ribbans' principle surgical training took place in the London area with Fellowships in Sheffield and at Harvard University. He is registered as a fully accredited medically qualified Specialist in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of a number of professional organisations. Professor Ribbans' main clinical interests are the foot and ankle, as well as the knee. He has been involved in elite sport since 1981 and has looked after many athletes at a national and international level during the last 30 years.
He is currently Chief Medical Officer for Northants CCC and Honorary Orthopaedic Surgeon to a number of organisations, including the English National Ballet and Northampton Town Football Club. Professor Ribbans is regular lecturer both at home and abroad. He is credited with over 150 scientific papers and current research interests include Injury Prevention in Sport, Sports Medicine Ethics, and Musculoskeletal Genetics.
Mr Neal Reynolds completed his BSc in Physiotherapy at the University of Brighton in 1995, and his MSc in Sports Physiotherapy at the University of Wales in Cardiff in 2010.
He then gained physiotherapy experience in West Bromwich, before working as Head of Physiotherapy at Oxford United and Norwich City Football Clubs. Mr Reynolds then spent a couple of years as the 1st Team Physiotherapist for Arsenal Football Club, before going on to become the Head of Medical Services with Norwich City. Mr Reynolds has vast experience of working in professional football.
Dr Graham McCollum is currently the head of the Foot and Ankle unit at Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town and in private practice at Life Kingsbury hospital and UCT private academic hospital.
Dr McCollum completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training at Groote Schuur, University of Cape Town. He then travelled to London and Baltimore, USA, to complete two fellowships with renowned Foot and Ankle surgeons, Mr James Calder and Dr Mark Myerson gaining excellent exposure to a combination of sports injuries and complex foot and ankle reconstruction.
He is a consultant for the national rugby and cricket teams as well as many of the provincial and local club sports teams. His areas of interest include endoscopy and arthroscopy, cartilage regeneration and repair, ankle and foot trauma, genetics of tendon disease and sports injury prevention at school level. He also performs outreach work in rural parts of South Africa where access to basic Orthopaedics and foot and ankle surgery is poor.
Dr McCollum remains active in academic medicine and teaching of both postgraduates and undergraduates at the University and travels several times a year to international meetings and conferences.
Mr James Calder graduated from The London Hospital and gained his surgical fellowship in 1995. He spent another six years training in Orthopaedic Surgery, winning the prestigious Laming Evans Fellowship, and submitted his Doctorate of Medicine thesis in 2001.
Mr Calder gained FRCS (Tr & Orth) in 2001. He completed his training with a fellowship in Brisbane and was awarded a travelling sports orthopaedic fellowship in the USA. He gained fellowship of Faculty Sports and Exercise Medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2007.
He was appointed Consultant at the North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke in 2002 moving to the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2010 and was appointed Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London in 2014.
Mr Calder has an internationally recognised reputation in the expert treatment of sports injuries. He works with international athletes and sports professionals including: Premier league football teams; Premiership rugby teams; the British Olympic team, British athletics, gymnastics, hockey, netball and sailing, England cricket, rugby and soccer. He also looks after patients from the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden and Birmingham Royal Ballet and is Medical Advisor to Dance UK.
Mr Calder's main areas of research include Achilles tendon, articular cartilage and sports-related ankle and foot injuries. He has developed a major clinical interest in the arthroscopic treatment of ankle conditions and sports-related foot and ankle injuries. He remains actively involved in research projects at Imperial College and the Fortius Clinic, of which he was a founding member. He is on the Editorial Board of Bone and Joint Journal, vice-president of ESSKA-AFAS and Chairman of the Achilles Tendon Study Group.
He serves on the Clinical Studies Group for Arthritis Research UK and is Medical Adviser to Dance UK .
This content consists of a 18 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Dr J. Chris Coetzee earned his medical degree from the University of Pretoria School of Medicine in South Africa and completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Stellenbosch, in Cape Town. He completed his trauma fellowship in Davos, Switzerland, followed by a foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Washington and at the Harborview Medical Center, in Seattle, WA, USA.
Dr Coetzee's special orthopaedic interests are foot and ankle reconstruction, trauma injuries and sports medicine.
He serves as a fellowship faculty member for the MOSMI/ Fairview Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship program; as a board member-at-large for the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS); associate editor of the Foot and Ankle International Journal, and reviewer to the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and several other orthopaedic journals. Dr Coetzee is the Chairman of the AOFAS Education committee, overseeing all the educational activities of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He is also a member of the AAOS CME committee ensuring ongoing education for all orthopaedic surgeons.
Dr Coetzee has been asked to lecture and teach in more than 20 countries on all continents, and he is a published author in numerous peer-reviewed journals. Current research interests include total ankle arthroplasties, ankle fusions and subtalar fusions. He was named one of the top 23 Foot and Ankle surgeons in the US by Orthopaedics Today in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and has been nominated as a "Top Doc" by the Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He is also an official Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Minnesota Vikings American Football team.
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