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Book your place on June’s MSK Workshop

This weekend the Firefly MSK Workshop takes place in Central London. The event is proving increasingly popular among podiatrists seeking to up-skill in the area of MSK and biomechanics.

With continued demand for more Firefly MSK educational events, the next workshop has been scheduled for 29th of June and you can book your place now.

The worskhop is highly practical with lots of hands on learning and covers the following topics:

  • Evidence-Based Practice – Alignment Vs Force
  • MSK Assessments
  • Prescription Writing

We held our first workshop in Firefly’s head office in Sligo last October where podiatrists from across the UK, Ireland and further afield attended. You can read the review from that workshop here.

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 so small class sizes are required.

RRU Podiatrists Visit Firefly

Following a recent successful military tender application, Firefly welcomed ten RRU podiatrists to Sligo for a training day, continuing Firefly’s commitment to providing custom made orthoses solutions to the military.

RRU Podiatrists at Firefly Orthoses HQ

Despite a slightly later than scheduled start, due to a delayed inbound flight from Stansted airport, the RRU podiatrists arrived to Firefly Orthoses with a busy day’s agenda ahead, designed to provide them with a grounding in Firefly’s range of products, insight into Firefly’s manufacturing profile and to connect them to Firefly’s Technical Support department.

Martin from Firefly discussing Firefly’s range of products with RRU Podiatrists

The morning started with an introduction to the processes used to produce Firefly’s foot orthotic product range, covering manual manufacture, Cad-Cam, direct milled, vacuum formed and 3D printed procedures. The visiting podiatrists discussed load management and considered the effects of kinetics and kinematics in patient treatment.

Sorcha demonstrates Firefly’s manufacturing process

A tour of Firefly’s lab and clinical division was finished off by calling to RunPod – Firefly’s sister, Podiatrist lead, running shoe store. RunPod offer customers a biomechanical assessments and shoe selection advice to guide the customer in finding the most suitable shoe for their needs.

RRU Podiatrists tour Firefly’s Clinic and sister running shoe store RunPod

Bracing therapy was covered in the afternoon session with a focus on the Richie Brace range of AFOs. The podiatrists were also introduced to the innovative Wiivv ‘recovery’ sandals and worked through the process of capturing their own foot data using the Wiivv mobile app. The podiatrists will receive their own 3D printed Wiivv sandals in the coming weeks.

Casting for Richie Brace Workshop lead by Greg Gillanders of Firefly

The day concluded with the podiatrist crossing the Garavogue River for an evening meal in the Glasshouse Hotel, and events were brought to a close with a pint of Guinness in Sligo’s oldest pub, Thomas Connolly’s Bar on Markievicz Road.

Guinness time at Connolly’s Bar

Thank you to all the RRU podiatrists for making the time to visit Firefly and to spend some time in Sligo – the land of hearts desire.

Prescription Writing Pearls of Wisdom | Firefly MSK Workshop

Firefly Founder and Medical Director Martin Mc Geough will be among the speakers at October’s Firefly MSK Workshop where he will deliver his prescription writing pearls of wisdom.

MSK Workshop | Meet the Speakers

The Firefly MSK Workshop is a one-day theoretical and practical CPD event, designed with the aim of up-skilling and building clinical knowledge.

MSK Workshop | October 2018

The next Firefly MSK Workshop takes place October 20th in Sligo, the home of Firefly Orthoses. Join the mailing list to to keep up to date with all the workshop news.

Eileen Dolan: Heel Pain Treatment – Cortisone, PRP or Botox A

It’s estimated 20% of patients who present at podiatry clinics complain of heel pain; a perfect reason as to why you need to watch Eileen Dolan’s Firefly Summit rapid-fire presentation.

Confusion Treating Plantar Pain

Discover why there is a school of thought suggesting plantar fasciitis should be categorised as two separate conditions.  With a myriad of treatments available, coupled with a lack of consensus from guidelines on how plantar fasciitis should be treated, Eileen explores injectable treatments, providing a systematic review of botox and PRP.

Key Concept

Despite the many treatment options available to the podiatric practitioner, Eileen says that 80% of plantar fasciitis conditions resolve within 12 months with conservative therapies – when the patient follows prescribed strengthening and conditioning exercises.

 

About Eileen Dolan

 

Eileen Dolan is an Advanced Podiatrist within the Orthopaedic ICATS team in the Western trust. She also works in a private practice in the neighbouring county town of Enniskillen specialising in MSK and Orthopaedics.

Eileen has an MSc in Advancing practice with postgraduate qualifications in Biomechanics, Diabetes and Vascular disease. She is a member of regional special interest groups for ICATS, MSK and Rheumatology.

ABOUT THE FIREFLY SUMMIT 2017

When we designed the Firefly Summit 2017 we wanted to create a podiatric event like no other. We invited 11 female and 10 male speakers to Sligo. Selected for their expertise and hands-on experience, these top clinicians collaborated on topics to deliver world-class podiatric presentations communicating their ‘clinical gold’ to the Summit delegates.

It wasn’t all podiatric talk. To keep things interesting, all 200 delegates and speakers immersed themselves in the beauty of the wilds of Ireland’s north west coast, taking part in surfing, hiking, stand up paddle-boarding and seaweed baths – WOW!

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Emily Ball | 3 R’s to Growing your practice: rebook, referral & reactivate

It’s the 4th in our series of Firefly Summit rapid-fire presentations and the turn of Emily Ball from ActiveStep Podiatry, Fareham, Hampshire.

If you are actively building your business and nurturing patient loyalty at your clinic, then Emily’s presentation will offer you some key insights.

In the context of how other health professionals interact with their patient’s, Emily emphasises how podiatrists need to communicate accordingly. You wouldn’t hear a dentist say “come back to me when you have a toothache…”, so why should a podiatrist?

By focusing on three low to no cost strategies – Rebooking, Referring and Reactivating, Emily reveals how she has recorded an 85% rebooking rate and continual practice growth in her clinic.

About Emily Ball

Emily is the Founder and Clinical Director of Active Step Healthcare where she specialises in Lower Limb MSK. Her experience includes working within the MOD and with elite and professional athletes.

She also delivers training across the South of England on the clinical application of Video Gait Analysis and provides consultancy and training to Podiatrists across the UK and Ireland on behalf of a leading supplier of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy machines.

Unsurprisingly, Emily’s special interests are in gait analysis, gait retraining and the management of tendon injury using ESWT. She is currently undergoing her Master’s degree where she is focussing on these topics.

ABOUT THE FIREFLY SUMMIT 2017

When we designed the Firefly Summit 2017 we wanted to create a podiatric event like no other. We invited 11 female and 10 male speakers to Sligo. Selected for their expertise and hands-on experience, these top clinicians collaborated on topics to deliver world-class podiatric presentations communicating their ‘clinical gold’ to the Summit delegates.

It wasn’t all podiatric talk. To keep things interesting, all 200 delegates and speakers immersed themselves in the beauty of the wilds of Ireland’s north west coast, taking part in surfing, hiking, stand up paddle-boarding and seaweed baths – WOW!

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