Developmental coordination dysfunction is a long-term neurological disorder starting in childhood that impacts the setting up of motions and co-ordination due to the fact something happens to the signals with the head not being transported successfully to the body. Because of this, there are impairments in competent motor activity as a child develops. The part of podiatry practitioners in managing examples of the complication of developmental coordination dysfunction showed up in a recent edition of PodChatLive. PodChatlive is a monthly live show hosted by Craig Payne out of Australia and also Ian Griffiths from the United Kingdom. They've got on regular experts to focus on a variety of different issues. PodChatLive is broadcast live on Facebook and is later on YouTube and as a podcast. The edition where Developmental coordination disorder had been talked about was one on childrens gait and the guest was the paediatric expert Nina Davies. They outlined methods for examining the paediatric patient and how just under-estimated Developmental Coordination Dysfunction is and how you should be looking at this rather than just considering a clumsy kid. They also pointed out in-toeing walking styles and its triggers and treatments. An additional interesting conversation was just how necessary it is to try and be goal/activity orientated and concentrate on engagement in activity as opposed to searching to “correct” or “fix” issues within the growing human.
Nina Davies is a podiatrist who qualified having a Bachelor of Science(Hons) in Podiatry from Huddersfield University and obtained a Masters degree in Podiatric Clinical Biomechanics with the Staffordshire University in the United Kingdom. She holds a clinical head post with the NHS in the UK, specializing in musculoskeletal podiatry with her clinical case load principally focusing on children and that involves clinical pathway development, services improvement along with contributing to the supply of training and mentorship. She is additionally a visiting lecturer at Staffordshire University in the United Kingdom where she offers a module in paediatric podiatry at the post grad stage.