(L-R) Drs. Kevin Kirby and Howard Dananberg with Simon Spooner at the South African Podiatry Congress

(L-R) Drs. Kevin Kirby and Howard Dananberg with Simon Spooner at the South African Podiatry Congress

Drs. Kevin Kirby (California), Howard Dananberg (Vermont), and Simon Spooner (UK) were keynote speakers for the 10th Biennial Congress for the Podiatry Association of South Africa being held this weekend in Stellenbosch, in the scenic Cape Winelands region of South Africa. Over 150 delegates from six different countries packed the lecture venue for the three-day seminar. Keynote lectures on “Tissue Stress Theory”, “How Foot Orthoses Work”, and “In-Shoe Pressure Analysis” were combined with talks from 20 other lecturers, including PhD podiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, and podiatric clinicians.

Lecture topics included presentations on the latest concepts in foot and lower extremity biomechanics, foot orthosis therapy, sports medicine, the evolution of the human foot, diabetic wound treatment, and foot and ankle surgery. In addition, workshops on foot manipulation, subtalar joint and plantar plate examination, and midtarsal joint theory and examination were also included to make this seminar one of the most ambitious and well-attended podiatric seminars in South African history.

Kevin Kirby, DPM has been an ABPM Diplomate since 1992.

Source: Podiatry Management News, Online