‘Walk this way’ – Podiatry Open Day

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‘Walk this way’ – Podiatry Open Day
10 November 2014

MEMBERS of the public are invited to ‘walk this way’ to a live foot treatment demonstration at a podiatry open day at North Manchester General Hospital on 1st December (1-4pm).

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs North Manchester General, will be hosting the ‘Podiatry Open Day’ at the hospital’s Diabetes Centre.

The event is FREE and open to the general public, staff and the Trust’s public members.   

Have you ever wondered…

  • Why diabetes can cause foot complications?  Diabetic foot problems are the most common form of non-traumatic leg amputation. Around 6,000 people with diabetes undergo a leg, foot or toe amputation each year in England.
  • Why arthritis can cause foot deformity?  More than 90% of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) develop symptoms in the foot and ankle over the course of the disease.
  • Why poor circulation can have a negative impact on our health?  Peripheral Arterial Disease  has a ten year mortality rate of around 50%, much higher than other conditions which are often seen as more ‘serious’ such as breast cancer and melanoma of the foot.

Find out more about the above conditions, meet members of the acute podiatry team and some of the patients that they treat.  The team will be providing live demonstrations of podiatry treatments at their walk-around clinic stations and attendees will have the chance to ask about a variety of complex foot conditions.

Jenna Tilbury, Specialist Podiatrist said: “Our aim is to provide consistent high quality, evidence based care enhanced by a positive patient journey.  Our passion is to care for people, helping them to live a full and active life, despite a long term condition.”

There will also be the opportunity to speak to patients and find out about the impact of foot problems on their everyday lives. Whether it’s foot ulcers and gangrene, or acupuncture and casting, there will be an area of interest for everyone!  Please note that no podiatry treatment will be available for attendees and no photography/filming will be permitted.

‘Medicine for Members’ events are free and are held regularly at our four hospital sites, to give the public, staff and the Trust’s Foundation Trust members the opportunity to learn more about the services at PAHNT.  So far, more than 11,700 people have signed up to become FT members.

Spaces are limited, to book your place contact Angela Greenwood on 01706 517302 or email ft.membership@pat.nhs.uk  

There is ample paid parking and free disability parking.  Light refreshments will be provided.