Dorset orthopaedic delivered another successful Orthotic Study Day for clinical professionals on May 24th.
The Day started with a talk by Matthew Hughes, a prosthetist/Orthotist at Dorset Orthopaedic, about foot and ankle arthritics.
The subsequent guest speaker was Nicky Cartwright, a specialist Physiotherapist in Neurosciences at Queen Elizabeths Hospital Birmingham. Her informative talk was on the Impact of Silicone Ankle Foot Orthoses (SAFOs) on Cadence, Balance and Falls in People with Neuromuscular Disease.
The morning continued with Paul Taylor from The National Clinical FES (Functional Electrical StimulationCentre) at Salisbury District Hospital delivering ‘An introduction to FES’.
After lunch a tour around Dorset Orthopaedics facilities was followed by hands-on orthotic workshops.
Above left: Silicone cosmeses for prosthetics; Above right: Silicone orthotics; Below left: Dorset Orthopaedic’s newly developed restoration cover; Below right: Demonstrations with Q&A of the latest prosthetic technology.
Making of the moulds from SAFO castings.
Q&A regarding SAFO production
Hands-on opportunity for everyone to make a SAFO.