Courses & Events

Padding, taping and therapeutic ultrasound

  • Date:
    16th November
  • Time:
    9.45am - 4pm
  • Location:
    The Wiggins Centre
    Sir Robert Peel Hospital
    B78 3NG
  • Tutor:
    Gaynor Wooldridge

  • Cost:
    £279 member
    £329 non-member

This is an exciting, interactive day that incorporates a number of very practical modalities to enable you to offer your patients the very best possible conservative treatments.

This course aims  to create a comprehensive understanding of the application of tapes, paddings, chairside orthotics and therapeutic ultrasound, enabling you to successfully advance your skills and scope of practice. Conditions such as plantar fasciitis, capsulitis, hallux abductovalgus etc will be discussed, and you will be taught how to confidently use the techniques through demonstration and hands on application.

All course attendees will be shown how to correctly and confidently use a therapeutic ultrasound machine to ease patient discomfort for a variety of conditions. The course fee includes a new device (rrp £109) for all attendees, meaning you can begin treatments straight away.

Course Schedule

9.45 -arrivals registration and refreshments

10am – welcome and group introductions

10.30am – PowerPoint learning. Q&A interaction encoruaged

11.15am -Comfort break

11.30am – Tutor demonstrations

  • Taping – Plantar fasciitis  Hallux abductovalgus, plantar plate tear
  • Padding – Morton’s neuroma, cavity pads
  • Replaceable padding and chairside orthotics – how to pad shoe inserts instead of foot, how to make replaceable pads for patients. Metatarsal pads for fat pad atrophy

12.15 – Lunch

1pm – Demo therapeutic ultrasound and advice on use

1.15pm – Practical session

3.15pm – Q&A

4pm – Close

Course Tutor

Gaynor Wooldridge, is a consultant podiatrist working within a multidisciplinary clinic in Kent. She has a passion and commitment to the field of foot health, with special interests in research, injection therapies, wound care and diabetes. She is a great believer that continuing professional development is central to the ‘lifelong learning’ approach so vital within healthcare.

Lunch, refreshments and therapeutic ultrasound device included.

This course is open to all Foot Health Practitioners, CoFH members can use this course towards the Higher Diploma certificate.

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