Excellence in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Education

Learning Objectives
By the end of this course participants will:
– Appreciate the limitations of the historical construct of the ‘normal’ foot
– Have the ability to use basic physics concepts to better understand human feet
– Be familiar with the Foot Posture Index
– Understand the utility of specialist clinical tests for the foot
– Know how to perform a structured 2D gait analysis within their own clinics
– Demonstrate an up to date knowledge of foot orthoses and running shoe science



About Ian

Ian is passionate about helping people enjoy their chosen sport and achieve their goals; and pain/injury management is a key part of this. A keen runner himself (currently chasing a sub 19min 5k and a 1:35 half marathon) he also enjoys playing golf and being kept busy by his two young sons. He understands how important it is to health and wellbeing to be able to stay active and exercise regularly, whatever your level of ability or participation.

Ian followed his first degree in Podiatric Medicine with a postgraduate certificate in Sports Podiatry, and then a Masters degree in Sports Injury. He was subsequently awarded Fellowships in Podiatric Medicine by both the Royal College of Podiatry and the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow. He continues to publish research and also act as a peer reviewer for several sports injury and physical therapy journals. He has spoken worldwide on the topics of lower limb biomechanics and foot orthoses, and is also a visiting lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, leading the biomechanics module on the MSc in Sports & Exercise Medicine.

Ian has provided sports podiatry services to the PGA European Tour, RFU England Rugby 7’s squads, Surrey County Cricket Club, Great Britain Men’s Hockey team, AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal Women FC. He was previously a member of the medical team for the Silverstone Half Marathon and was also based inside the athletes’ village as part of the medical team for the London 2012 Olympic Games. However, one of his greatest joys is being able to help amateur sportspeople be fit, healthy and resilient.