Well I have to apologise for the recent lack of posts and updates across all of the Walk websites; it's been a particularly busy time.
I thought I would do a quick blog post to provide an update of what has been going on recently - It's always nice for me to reflect on the activities that I have been involved in, and how these help to develop my practice and also Walk as a business.
Masters degree - Cardiff
The main bulk of my time away from patient care has been spent on the second year of my masters degree at Cardiff Metropolitan University. This year has been spent building on the foundations from year one, and has included looking at research methods, sports biomechanics and injury, therapeutic management of foot and leg problems, and injection therapies. The injection therapies was an extra module, so does not count towards my masters, but the opportunity was there and it seemed silly to not take it. I'm currently working on the academic component of the module, before moving on the practical elements later this year. I may still be a little bit quiet on the posting front until this essay is done!
Hopefully I should know the results of the second year in the coming weeks, and I will be certain to post the outcome (especially if it's positive!).
I've also been spending some time attending study days over the last few months. The most recent was a one day sports seminar looking at injuries form a cellular level, right the way through to assessment and management. It was a great day and it's always nice to study with likeminded colleagues. I have some great techniques to integrate into my practice, and I'm looking forward to using these over the coming weeks.
In April I attended a two-day ankle joint mobilisation workshop in Birmingham. This was a great course and looked at the use of manual therapies (hands on techniques) to treat problems not only with the ankle, but also with other structures in the body that may be affected by poor control/movement/function of the ankle joint.
It was a great hands-on workshop and I have been putting the techniques into practice, and I am very pleased with the results and the feedback from my patients. I plan to attend a further workshop on foot joint manual therapies in the her future to compliment and supplement the techniques I uses already. I am also off to Manchester this coming weekend, to the annual Biomechanics Summer school. This is a
The last few months have had a real influx of new patients into the practice, from this who have obtained details on this website, via business cards, and also via word of mouth. It's made me very busy (which is a good thing!) and I'm grateful for their custom and also the word of of mouth referrals from existing and previous patients. Therefore, I would like to welcome you all the Walk family!
It's been a busy few months with plenty of studying, which has been challenging and stressful at times. it is rewarding and personally gratifying, but ultimately it allows me to provide the best possible treatments for my patients. I sincerely believe that "you can't learn less" and that this study is time well spent.
As always you can contact me to ask me questions, booked appointments or just say hello!
"Love Feet, Love Life."