The feet are just like every other part of the body and could be impacted by any of the various sorts of arthritis. Rheumatology is the medical speciality which manages all those numerous arthritis problems. When it comes to the foot there are numerous podiatry practitioners that have a expert interest in rheumatology or the joint disease conditions that impact the foot. One of the experts is Professor Debbie Turner, PhD who's the Director of Academic Program for Podiatric Medicine at the Western Sydney Collage. Debbie was not long ago a guest on the Facebook live, PodChatLive to discuss podiatry and rheumatology. PodChatLive is a weekly live stream that has on a range of different guests to go over a wide range of subjects of meaning to podiatry and the foot. In this episode with Debbie Turner she gave the audience a flavor with precisely what the role of a Podiatrist within a specialist Rheumatology service really should be structured. Debbie discussed the conditions typically observed in the foot in rheumatology services and her way of the assessment and handling of these problems. She also provided some great recommendations for podiatrists who don’t work inside Rheumatology, but might well be neglecting problems because of their capability to masquerade as musculoskeletal issues.

Debbie Turner initially qualified as a podiatrist in 1996 and has generally worked clinically as well as developed an extended range of practice within the aspects of gait investigation and imaging. She obtained an Arthritis Research UK academic fellowship in 2007 after which commenced learning musculoskeletal ultrasound as well as injection therapy of the foot. The employment of an involved imaging along with alignment approach to comprehending chronic illnesses such as diabetes and inflamation related joint disease continues to be the attention of her research activity. She has published substantially in the field of rheumatology and has assisted to improve potential in podiatry investigation through PhD guidance.