South African Podiatry Association
The Biennial Congress of the South African Podiatry Association took place this last weekend.
The first two days were a Biomechanics Boot Camp taught by renowned Australian podiatrist Craig Payne and today there were presentations by local podiatrists on rheumatology, diabetes, paleo-anthropology and education.
Most podiatrists routinely perform biomechanical examinations on their patients – but this Boot Camp was something else – it has changed my thought paradigms and will alter the way I examine my patients and any orthotic treatment I decide to use. (I know this is true for every one else who attended the Boot Camp).
There was another interesting development at the Congress, I was elected Chairman of the South African Podiatry Association for the next two years.
This is a real privilege and challenge as podiatry in South Africa needs to have a much higher profile and take a more prominent place in the South African health care scene.
Expect to see much more about feet and foot care in the future.