Please join leaders of Podiatry's Union, The leadership of the Guild 45 of the Office of Professional Employees International Union was full of passion for this show. We discussed the where Podiatry is and the value that each and every podiatry has received as a result of membership. We learned that ~ 35% of our profession are member and membership comes from State participation. We talked about so many items I am sure you will love to listen to this hour. My special thanks to Drs. Michael Wodka, Robert Herpen, Ed Smith, Joseph Pasquino for participating and facing tough questions.
FIP Presidents Caporusso and Chelin & plans for World Congress in Rome, 06-04-2013
Federation Internationale des Podologues (International Federation of Podiatrists) is the organization that is focused on global leadership and the development of podiatric medicine around the world. Founded in 1947 today it represents 30 countries over six continents. Please join me as we learn from the current president, Joseph Caporruso, DPM and a past president Robert Chelin, DPM (both previous guest on MTMís) as we talk about podiatry on a global field and get a few sneak peeks into the World Congress in Rome in October.
Robert Daryl Phillips, DPM, 05-28-2013
Category: Research,BioMechanics,Wound Care
Richard Darly Phillips - My father was a podiatrist, who was the first podiatrist in that city to ever do a surgery. My father, due to prejudice by the hospital staffs not to allow him to practice in a hospital, developed a great love for biomechanics, and had hundreds of hou rs of audio tape of biomechanics experts such as John Weed. I entered podiatry because I developed an interest in biomechanics. I was fortunate in undergraduate school to develop a friendship with a mechanical engineer, Milt Wille, who later contributed to Mert Rootís book Normal and Abnormal Function of the Foot. As Dr. Wille use to tell me in those years, ďyou podiatrists practice a biomechanics that is all bio and no mechanics.Ē I took that to heart and have spent my career in trying to prove Dr. Wille wrong.
After podiatry school I practiced for 5 years in Great Falls, with my father, where we ran a large childrenís and sports medicine practice. I then moved to Vernal, Utah for 3 years in my own practice. I was then offered a teaching position at Des Moines University where I taught for 10 years. Afterward I went to work for the VA system, spending 9 years in Coatesville, PA, where I was residency director, then taking a position in Orlando, FL, where Iíve been for 6.5 years.
I still emphasize biomechanics practice, and my colleagues know that Iím willing to take on some of the most challenging cases. I find that one of the hardest things I do is building a good pair of orthotics. Iím currently very interested in diabetic biomechanics and have helped in design of a new diabetic full contact orthotic as well as design of a TMA orthotic. Iím currently teaching in the family residency program, and will also be teaching 4th year medical students in principles of wound care this next year.
Podiatric Research 2013, 05-19-2013
The last of retail medicine Ė Research.
Please join with our best researchers as we talk about where our profession is and whatís coming. Ideas for research and maybe something a few graduates who are awaiting residencies can consider what will be discussed. This is a great chance to learn how to get involved in research and to be proud of the great accomplishments that our profession has done.