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Resources: CPD for Podiatry

15 Dec 2021Resource

CPD can cover a wide range of activities: anything you do to learn or develop professionally can count towards your CPD, providing it enhances what you can offer to service users as part of your practice. In fact, you’re probably already doing more CPD than you realise!

We’ve put together a compilation of useful podiatry resources which may aid you in your CPD goals. The list below covers podcasts, webinars, and books which could help your learning.

Podcasts

Podiatry Legends Podcast

This podcast is the place where podiatrists, from all parts of the world, will share their expert tips, and sometimes unusual stories and careers paths, with the goal of exposing you to all the vast opportunities that currently exist within the profession.

The Foot Collective Audio Project

This podcast hosts a variety of guests to talk about proper foot health. The list includes runners, shoe designers, kinesiologists, and podiatrists/chiropodists. Whilst the podcast is based in Canada, The Foot Collective has a British connection.

PodChatLive

Ian Griffiths and Craig Payne host this podiatry livestream with different guests or experts on a regular basis.

Webinars and Online Courses

The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

The IOCP provides free webinar recordings on a range of topics, from ‘An Introduction to Acupuncture’ to ‘Diabetic Foot Examinations’ to ‘Patient Anxiety’.

Klaser UK

K-Laser features a series of webinars (£5 each) demonstrating the application of laser therapy in different areas of podiatry.

MediFoot CPD School

Founded by Olga Frankowski, an HCPC-registered podiatrist dedicated to the provision and delivery of high-quality Continuing Professional Development, MediFoot has recently launched a range of online courses focused around the specialism of the lower limb.

Books

Some of the most recent publications in the field, interesting to podiatrists and service users alike...

Whole Body Barefoot: Transitioning Well to Minimal Footwear

15 April 2015, by Katy Bowman
ISBN 0989653986

With clear, science-based explanations, Katy lays out the issues created by conventional shoes and artificial environments, and describes in detail the steps necessary to transition to more natural footwear safely and effectively.

Forensic Podiatry: Principles and Methods, Second Edition

31 Mar. 2021 by Denis Wesley Vernon, John A. DiMaggio
ISBN 0367778394

This text has been completely updated to reflect the latest developments and advancements in this changing field. New additions to the book from the previous edition include all-new chapters on the expert witness, Frye Test, and Daubert Standard, as well as revised theories on gait analysis, bare footprint identification, and footwear examination.

Podiatry Business Success Secrets: The Ultimate Guide to Building A Profitable Podiatry Practice That Works Without You

9 Jan. 2020, by Lorcan O Donaile
ISBN 1655040588

If you’re a podiatrist and thinking about opening your own clinic or have already done so, then this book is 100% for you. It includes secrets on how to avoid the common pitfalls of starting up a practice, tips to make the most of the patients you already have and therefore boosting turnover without marketing, and a step-by-step system for hiring and retaining the best of staff.

Do you have any resources that other podiatrists would find useful?

Please let us know on Twitter and we’ll update our list so everyone can benefit. If you've tried any of these resources, tell us how you found them - and remember to record and reflect on your CPD evidence too!

Please note that Julia is not affiliated with any external content nor is it endorsing any particular resources as successful CPD practice.


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