FIREFLY MSK WORKSHOP 2018

October 20th | Sligo, Ireland

Build your confidence and broaden your scope of practice at the Firefly MSK Workshop.

October’s Firefly MSK Workshop is fully enrolled. We are planning to host our next Workshop in February. Join the mailing list to find out when enrolling begins.

The ‘Firefly MSK Workshop is a one-day theoretical and practical CPD event, designed to provide podiatrists with the ability to assess, diagnose and treat a range of MSK pathologies with confidence. Through our undergraduate degrees and our professional clinical experiences, we all have a core understanding of anatomy, basic understanding of MSK and knowledge of common pathologies. This workshop aims to build on this foundation knowledge, so you can deliver better patient outcomes.

Through evidence-based presentations and hands-on activities you will gain a deeper understanding of current theories, diagnostic tests, management, prescription writing and clinical gait analysis – giving you the confidence and ability to treat complex foot and ankle pathologies,  extending your scope of practice, progressing as a more experienced MSK podiatrist.

Workshop Schedule

MORNING SESSION I

8.30 – Evidence Based Practice – Alignment Vs Force

9.30 – MSK Assessment

MORNING SESSION II

11.30 – Fundementals of Gait Analysis

13.00 – LUNCH

AFTERNOON SESSION I

14.30 – Treatments Using Custom Made Foot Orthoses & Richie Brace

AFTERNOON SESSION II

16.00 – Case Study Session

17.30 – Reflection, Questions and Thoughts

18.00 – Finish

Objectives

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

  • Gain deeper understanding of how orthoses work (alignment vs force, theories, mechanics)
  • Be able to carry out vital MSK tests (non-weight bearing, weight bearing, functional)
  • Introduction to clinical gait analysis (movement patterns, injuries associated, 2D and 3D)
  • To have a greater understanding of Custom-made Foot Orthoses and Ankle-Foot Orthoses role in rehabilitation and treatment.
  • Understand and Utilise effective communication within an MSK Multi-Disciplinary Team
  • Suitable for private and HSE practitioners
Meet the Speakers

GREG GILLANDERS,

BSC (HONS.), MSC, MCHS, MFPM (GLASG.)

Greg is a Musculoskeletal Podiatrist with a particular interest in advanced biomechanics. He’s an expert in the area of bracing therapy as a conservative treatment for complex foot and ankle disorders. At the Firefly MSK workshop he’ll lift the lid on selecting and prescribing the most appropriate Ankle Foot Orthotic (AFO) to treat, manage or rehabilitate the patient pathology.

ADAM MC ILWAINE,

BSC HONS, PG.CERT SPORTS BIOMECH MED

As a Sport Podiatrist, Adam specialises in injury prevention and rehabilitation for elite athletes. Focusing on lower limb overuse injuries with a mechanical

aetiology. Adam is the king of clinical anatomy tests and during the Firefly workshop he will teach a range of evidence-based MSK assessment techniques, equipping you with diagnostic tools and tips.

MARTIN MC GEOUGH,

FFPM RCPS(GLASG.)

A Member of the Royal College of Physicians, Glasgow, Martin has over 27 years experience in clinical biomechanics. His podiaty expertise has been called upon by Premier League football clubs and he regularly guest lectures at Universities across the UK, Ireland and Europe. Martin is seen as a key opinion leader in the field of podiatric biomechanics – at the Firefly workshop he will reveal his clinical gold in the art of prescription writing and orthotic design.

CPD ACCREDITED

The workshop is fully CPD accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

SMALL CLASS SIZE

To ensure you get the most from the workshop and to maximise your time, places on the workshop will be limited and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. The workshop is highly practical with lots of hands-on learning and class size are deliberately small to maximise attendees value.