Podiatry’s Role in Football

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Among the more popular new lives was speaking about the part of podiatry within soccer. In that episode they discussed the challenges of treating footballers, and also the different ‘hacks’ that happen to be frequently essential for making foot orthoses for soccer footwear. There had been also some conversation in regards to the value of pre-season screening with the lower limb. There was additionally an important discussion about the scientific research of the way boots work together with varying surface types and what part that could play in functionality and injures. The stream put together really an expert group which include Dr Lindsay Hill who is a Sports Podiatrist who has worked with a consultancy basis for many premier group soccer clubs in addition to being used by the Football Association as podiatrist to the England women’s football teams. There was in addition David Brown, who qualified as a Podiatrist in 2015 following a 17 year job as a professional footballer and Athol Thomson, a Sports Podiatrist working at Aspetar in Qatar who is presently working for his PhD and studying football boot-playing surface interaction. The last expert was Trevor Prior, a Consultant Podiatric Surgeon that has substantial expertise inside elite football or soccer, having looked after several premier league clubs.