PAC Online Educational Event: Foot and Ankle Osteoarthritis
Assessed by The College of Pedorthics of Canada for 5 structured CEPs
Pre-Recorded Webinar Available: January 7-13, 2019
Discussion Forum: January 14-18, 2019
(participation in the discussion forum is mandatory)
PAC Member: $75
Osteoarthritis is often seen as a disease of aging, but it affects many more than those who are counting the last days until retirement. OA of the knee and hip often take center stage in the OA conversation due to the surgical interventions which have become commonplace for these problems. However, foot and ankle arthritis are as common a problem yet receive much less attention. In a pedorthic environment we are being asked to treat patients with osteoarthritis regularly but how much do we know about the etiology of this disease and what the current research is regarding conservative treatment or even the finer points of foot anatomy and OA? This webinar discusses common osteoarthritic conditions of the foot and ankle, helps us understand how it affects the foot and gait, what some of the risk factors are and who are in high risk populations, what the current research is saying about conservative and other management strategies and how we as pedorthists may be part of the management strategy. The more informed we are regarding this disease and its effects on the foot and ankle the more complete our treatments and recommendations to our patients can be.
Speaker: Lisa Irish, C. Ped (C)
Lisa Irish has a passion for biomechanics, anatomy, human gait and how all that works together in health and injury of the feet and legs. After graduating from Kinesiology she trained as a pedorthist and has been practicing clinically since 1985. She is a Canadian certified pedorthist (C. Ped (C)), and has worked as a clinical pedorthist, lab owner, business owner, employee, with an association of pedorthists, in multidisciplinary clinics, as an instructor and as a consultant. Lisa has indulged her passion for teaching by consulting internationally, training and educating foot care professionals, leading workshops and presenting at conferences on pedorthic therapy as well as consulting in the pedorthic industry. She is also a founding instructor and continues to teach at Western University in the Diploma in Pedorthics program through the School of Continuing Studies. She has been the president of the Pedorthic Association of Canada and an active board and committee member. She has received several awards from the Pedorthic Association of Canada in recognition of her service and leadership in the pedorthic profession. Lisa takes every opportunity to help people understand how the human body functions, how feet can affect their overall health and how pedorthic treatment can support their health goals.