Rheumatology and the Foot

The foot is just like any other area of our body and can be impacted by any of the many different types of arthritis. Rheumatology is the medical speciality that handles all those numerous arthritis disorders. When considering the feet there's lots of podiatry practitioners who have a expert interest in rheumatology or the joint disease issues that affect the foot. One of those experts is Professor Debbie Turner, PhD who's the Director of Academic Program for Podiatric Medicine at the Western Sydney University. Debbie was a short while ago a guest on the Facebook livestream, PodChatLive to discuss rheumatology and podiatry. PodChatLive is the regular live show which has on a variety of different experts to go over a number of subjects of relevancy to podiatry and the foot. In this episode with Debbie Turner she presented the listeners a taste regarding specifically what the purpose of a Podiatrist within a specialist Rheumatology program ought to be like. Debbie reviewed the disorders normally seen in the feet in rheumatology services and her procedure for the examination and handling of these problems. She also offered some terrific guidance for clinicians that do not work inside Rheumatology, but may very well be neglecting problems due to their capability to mimic as musculoskeletal concerns.

Debbie Turner initially graduated as a podiatrist in 1996 and has constantly practiced clinically and developed a skilled scope of clinical practice within the aspects of gait investigation and imaging. Debbie received an Arthritis Research UK academic fellowship in 2007 and then commenced training in musculoskeletal ultrasound as well as injection therapy of the foot. The application of an incorporated imaging and also biomechanical way of comprehending chronic disorders including diabetes and inflammatory joint disease continues to be the focus of her research work. She has published extensively in the field of rheumatology and has helped to enhance potential in podiatry investigation as a result of PhD oversight.