Firefly is excited to present a Summer Webinar Series featuring three renowned practitioners, each an expert in their area of podiatry and surgery.

Each session will take between 30 and 45 minutes and will be followed by brief questions and answer session.

Heel Pain, Clinical Examination & Treatment Plan

Dr. Tim Kilmartin | 30th May – 8pm

Kicking off the series on May 30th is Dr. Tim Kilmartin. Dr. Kilmartin graduated from the Birmingham School of Podiatry in 1985 and completed his training in Podiatric Surgery in 1993. 

He completed a PhD study of bunion deformities in children in 1995 and continued to research all aspects of foot surgery with the publication of nearly 80 articles on foot surgery. Tim’s presentation in our series will focus on heel pain, clinical examination and treatment plan. 

Aetiology of the Adult Acquired Flatfoot: New Insights from Recent Research

Dr. Doug Richie | 6th June – 8pm

Please note this webinar’s date change from the 8th to the 6th of June. 

The creator of the  Richie Brace AFO is a popular speaker on Firefly Orthoses webinars and he returns to deliver his session on the aetiology of adult acquired flat foot on June 8th. 

Dr. Richie received his doctorate in podiatric medicine from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco in 1980 and since then has won multiple awards for his work in podiatric medicine. 

Dr. Richie has retired from 38 years of private practice of podiatric medicine and surgery in Seal Beach, California. He is currently running his company, Richie Technologies Inc and also actively teaching students, residents and practitioners in various areas of biomechanics and orthotic therapy. 

The Richie Brace range of AFOs consistently achieves excellent patient outcomes as a leading modality for the treatment of some of the most challenging foot and ankle pathologies

The lightweight, low-profile design make it the preferred option over traditional AFOs.

Bilateral foot drop, secondary to spinal pathology & podiatric fixed hinge Richie Brace

Zoë Wilson | 20th June – 8pm

Drawing the series to a close is Zoë Wilson. Zoë is fast becoming an influencing voice in podiatry across the UK, Ireland and further afield. 

When she is not practising in her ZW Foot & Ankle Clinics in the Lakes District, she regularly speaks at conferences and events, most recently at the Ontario Society of Chiropodists Conference in Canada. 

A graduate of the University of Salford with a Bachelor of Science degree in Podiatry she also plies her entrepreneurial skills promoting and selling her range of treatments for the foot and ankle.