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Dr Cylie Williams is a podiatrist and a senior research fellow at Monash University’s school of physiotherapy. Besides being an active clinician, she has been involved in a wide range of interesting research from whole body vibration therapy to developing clinical decision-making tools in cerebral palsy. She is passionate about knowledge translation in allied health professionals and her special interest is idiopathic toe-walking. I thought it might be fun to pick her brains and dig a little deeper into feet and shoes from a different angle. Cylie delivers a practical approach to this complicated topic with some solid advice and a good dose of realism.
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Podiatry Training 02:04
Why treatments fail with ITW 10:55
Treatment approaches in ITW 11:31
Navigating Google Land 16:45
Carbon fibre foot plates and AFOs
Are you addressing equinus or gait? 19:20
What are the long-term outcomes of ITW? 20:25
Neurologically based toe-walking 25:20
An effect strategy - working with parents 32:06
Working collaboratively 34:09
SureStep vs Cascade 35:42
Alignment, pain and function 39:20
Outcome measures for orthotic use 40:38
Subtalar joint neutral 42:15
Umm - whats the difference between an orthotist and a podiatrist? 49:13
Pronation and the developing foot 52.28
Watchful waiting and missed windows of opportunity 57:36
Angela Evans - Pocket Podiatry: Functional Anatomy
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