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How I use Podiatry Arena in my teaching (shameless self promotion)

Discussion in 'Teaching and Learning' started by Craig Payne, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator


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    In a lot of my teaching, I am often refering students here to threads for a collection of resources on the topic and for alternative views. It makes for good background reading and sparks their interest (especially if someone is disagreeing with me! :rolleyes: )

    For the biomechanics teaching, there is a sticky thread on Threads recommended for students

    There is this collection of threads on plantar fasciitis. Where else is there such a collection of quality discussion and new information?

    The big topic in pediatrics is always the debate and discussion about growing out of pediatric flatfoot and the use of foot orthoses. These threads have been extremely helpful in exposing students to the diversity of views, so they can make up their own minds (afterall, is that not what its all about?):
    No evidence for foot orthoses in children
    Flat feet long term prognosis for juveniles
    Foot orthoses and asymptomatic pediatric flatfoot
    Prevalence of flat foot in preschool-aged children
    Bibliography wanted on children foot problems in schools
    Research info on prevalence of pronated feet
    Where else can you get a resource such as this for student learning?

    And of course there is all this information on Sever's Disease:
    Taping and Sever's Disease
    Risk factors for Sever's disease
    Pronation control for in toeing adolescent with Severs disease
    Ketoprofen and Severs Disease
    Is Severs Disease a stress fracture?

    Nothing new in the diabetic foot is missed here: Diabetic Foot, especially check this thread on latest on negative pressure wound therapy

    What about this thread to get some discussion going in Gerontology:
    The Effect of Working Amongst Older Persons in Podiatry?

    These two threads are an awesome resource on how different people interpret and respond to research evidence:
    Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy
    Effectiveness of Foot Orthoses to Treat Plantar Fasciitis

    For the Rheumatology teaching:
    There is the latest on rheumatoid arthritis: Some new research on the rheumatoid foot and Footwear and rheumatoid arthritis. Nothing new on gout is missed here: The latest on gout and there is the divergent views, explanation, opinions and research in the thread on Lateral foot wedging for medial knee OA

    These are just a small sampling of the resources here...
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2007
  2. Craig:

    We will allow you a little shameless self-promotion every now and then since you have given us such a nice website to share ideas with our colleagues. As my father always said, "Don't be modest, tell the truth!" :)
  3. davidh

    davidh Podiatry Arena Veteran

  4. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    Craig et al,
    I can only thank you all for this great forum. It has granted be a renewed interest in feet & their foibles.

    I graduated in 98 & I am ashamed to admit the learning curve depleted rapidly.:eek:
    This is just the push I needed to make the grey matter become inspired once more.

    Thoroughly enjoying reading/interacting & not to forget increasing my knowledge in my chosen career.

    I don't believe I am alone in believing that it was easy to allow work to become mundane, just caught up in the NHS numbers game I guess. (my fault, not theirs) Nobody took my books away I let them go.

    Thanks again for my second wind (runners term I believe not gastric complaint);)

    Thanks muchly,

  5. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    Now in addition to all that, the thread keyword tagging has been finshed. The tags can be browsed here. It almost reads like the index of a book and certainly covers almost every topic that a podiatry student would study.
  6. Fame in the 21st century? I love the way Brian Rothbart is indexed, but not our hero Kevin Arthur. A gentleman who has added more here and arguably (you good pig boy:pigs:, but not infallible ;)) more to modern podiatric biomechanics theory than anyone. Shurely Shome Mishtake shays I and Mr. Connery. :hammer:
  7. mamatootsies

    mamatootsies Member

    Dear Craig
    I'd just like to say a BIG thank you for your commments and the contribution PODIATRY ARENA has made to my studies....
    I discoverd the Arena by accident, and have really enjoyed the discussions around the countless topics, it has encouraged me to be more confident about my 'strange ideas' during the course of my studies, as a first year I lacked confidence and I didn't challenge anything... now I ask questions continually and feel liberated by everyones enjoyment of debate!
    I'm only half way through my second year, so still know nothing, but understand knowledge and understanding develops through this discussion.
    When I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by the ammount of work (and lack of memory!) I have a quick look at the subject I'm studying on Podiatry Arena and usually have a little smile at the banter between 'the knowledgable', often enough to motivate myself and try even harder.
    Our entire year group has a copy of a certain bio mechanics DVD, -we all wish we were being educated in Australia, you provide fantastic support for your students.The DVD is fab so I'd also like to say thank you for your personal contribution to our education! :drinks Sarah Y2 pod. student
  8. markjohconley

    markjohconley Well-Known Member

    As Dr Spooner put it, THANKS Prof Kirby!

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