Osgo LIVE 17 - 13th October

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The Private Practice Conference for Podiatrists

Friday 13th October 2017

The Lowry, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ

Osgo Live is more than just education, we are here to inspire, motivate and provide the venue for sharing the success stories of private practitioners.

Lectures and workshops are geared towards helping the private practitioner in their podiatry practice.

It’s set to transform your private practice:

  • Gain new knowledge
  • Get new skills to propel your practice forward
  • Make the contacts your business needs
  • Attend lectures and workshops on both clinical and business subjects
  • Marketing experts are on hand to offer free advice & expertise
  • Lunch and refreshments included

Don’t miss out on the biggest day of the year in a podiatrist’s diary!

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This Year’s Speakers

Keynote | Dr Leah Totton

Winner of BBC TV series The Apprentice in 2013, Dr. Leah has established her own cosmetic skin clinics offering the most innovative and contemporary aesthetic skin treatments. Dr. Leah has won a number of awards for her treatments and has recently been invited to join the Medical Advisory Board of Sinclair Pharma.

Keynote | Prof. Robert Eckles

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and Associate Professor at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Eckles is also the Dean of Clinical and Graduate Medical Education, an editor of the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Eckles’ current research initiative is Dorsal Night Splinting for Recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis.

Tony Gavin

Podiatrist and Co-Founder of Osgo

Emma Cowley

Lecturer at Plymouth University

Jonathan Small

Podiatrist

Belinda Longhurst

Podiatrist

Nick Knight

MSK Podiatrist

Richard Wilkins

Podiatrist

Ian Linane

Podiatrist

Robert Issacs

Podiatrist

Damian Gough

Podiatrist | Founder Virtual Podiatrist

Sessions

9am - Jill Woods

Healthcare Marketing Specialist

How to turn routine patients into raving fans

9am
Compass Room

Marketing is hard work and time consuming. I know that, you know that, but what if I told you there’s a way you can ramp up the number of new patients booking appointments by focusing on the patients sitting in front of you?

It’s true.

In this quick fire session I’m going to teach you the steps you need to take to turn your routine patients into raving fans who will grow your practice for you.

Take these steps and your practice will grow – I promise.

9.20am - Nick Knight

MSK Podiatrist

Exercise Prescription in Private Practice

9.20am
Compass Room

Nick graduated from Northampton University with a degree in Podiatry. Starting out his career in the NHS, Nick has now progressed into full time private practice, running a total of eight clinics, some of which are run jointly with Physiotherapists and Consultants. He has a passion for Podiatric Sports Medicine and has been working with athletes since graduating. This has gained him a vast range of experience; treating patients from the recreational runner to Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Nick is committed to continuous professional development (CPD) and is currently completing his Masters degree at Brighton University reading Podiatry with Clinical Biomechanics, picking up modules in management of sporting injuries and injection therapy. He attends regular conferences, reads the latest journal articles and gives lectures to other health care professionals.

Nick has a particular interest in Exercise Induced Leg Pain and Plantar Plate injuries. Nick has written treatment guidelines on Exercise Induced Leg Pain, Plantar Plate injuries, Turf toe, Sesamoiditis and Freiberg’s Infraction and has written an article on the use of PRP (Protein Rich Plasma) in sport. Nick currently writes monthly blogs and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others.

9.40am - Emma Cowley

Podiatrist

Materials Matter

9.40am
Compass Room

Foot orthotic therapy remains a field of practice with some uncertainty for many podiatrists.  This session will revisit the aetiological factors associated with common mechanical foot and ankle conditions, relating them to the materials selection and design of foot orthoses to address them effectively.

Your basic training in functional anatomy and podiatric medicine will be the springboard and the rest will flow from there…

10.00am - Jonathan Small

Private Practice Owner & Podiatrist

How to Set a Price in Private Practice

10.00am
The Compass Room

Jonathan is a very experienced podiatrist and business owner. He has developed a system of working smarter not harder to maximise his return from his business and achieve a work life balance that fulfils his needs.

He is passionate about sharing his approach with other podiatrsists and in this session is looking at prices. Changing a price can have a large effect on a business, this session looks at what those effects are and what it may mean for your success.

10.20am - Break

Tea, Coffee & Biscuits

Tea, Coffee & Biscuits

10.20am
The Quays Bar

10.50am - Tony Gavin

Podiatrist & Co-Founder of Osgo

Win Together with Social media

10.50am
The Compass Room

Promoting the profession through social media is the biggest opportunity we have. This session will look at the evolution of social media and how we could use it to our best advantage collectively to raise the awareness with the general public. We are a small profession but in the modern digital world size is no longer the measure of how much reach you can achieve. Working collaboratively and working smart can lead to phenomenal results. Let’s work together to win with social media.

11.10am - Nav Walia

Private Practice Podiatrist

The Conversations we have with ourselves that stop us selling

11.10am
The Compass Room

Nav Walia is a private practice podiatrist and the most of you will know him from the UK Podiatry business Group. Nav believes that we can work together to achieve greater success, hence his reasons for setting up UKPBG.

This session will look at the common reasons why we stop ourselves from selling valuable solutions to our customers and how this can affect both the customer and our business.

11.30am - Damian Gough

Podiatry Business Owner | Clinical Podiatrist | Founder Virtual Podiatrist

Assessment & Diagnosis in Private Practice

11.30am
The Compass Room

Growing up on the North East of England Damian was inspired to help people with mobility problems after suffering a motorbike crash at age seventeen. Many months of hospital and multiple surgeries gave him a deep insight into the reality of many people’s everyday lives.

After considering his options carefully, Podiatry seemed to offer the best path to helping people to walk pain free every day.

Graduating from the Chelsea School of Chiropody in 1990 Damian secured a position with Haringey Health and was soon managing the High Risk Diabetic Foot Clinic at North Middlesex Hospital. The challenge of keeping people out of hospital, and preventing amputations was stimulus for further learning around wound management and diabetes care.

 

After meeting Jody, his now wife of over 20 years, he migrated to Australia in 1994 and settled on the Central Coast, about an hour North of Sydney.

Working for the local Health Service seemed very limited in its scope so he looked to move out into private practice, and found employment at Umina Podiatry in 1996. After a couple of years He became a partner in the business, eventually buying out the other partner in 2008.

In 2011 the business moved to newly built premises where it has continued to expand.

11.50am - Professor Robert Eckles

Dean of the College of Podiatry, New York

The Diabetic Foot Lecture You Haven't Heard - The Hidden Pathomechanics in Diabetes

11.50am
Compass Room

12.35pm - Lunch

Included

Lunch

12.35pm - 1.35pm
The Quays Bar

1.35pm - Workshop Choice 1

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Sessions

1.35pm
Compass Room (Choice 1) or Pier 8 Rooms (Choice 2)

A choice of:

Workshop A: Belinda Longhurst – Treatment & Prevention of Dry Heel Fissures.

Workshop B: Ian Linane – Mobilisation and Manual Therapy

Workshop C: Jonathan Small – Work Smarter Not Harder Workshop

 

For details see the workshop section below.

2.25pm - Workshop Choice 2

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Sessions

2.25pm
Compass Room (Choice 1) or Pier 8 Rooms (Choice 2)

A choice of:

Workshop 1: Robert Isaacs – Clinical Assessment of the Midfoot

Workshop 2: Dr Robert Eckles – What the eye can’t see, what the senses don’t tell us

Workshop 3 – Karen Pilkinton – Hiring your first staff

 

For details see the workshop section below.

3.15pm - Break

Break

3.15pm
The Quays Bar

3.35pm - Richard Wilkins

Ankle pathology in haemophilia

3.35pm
The Compass Room

Richard is a NIHR clinical doctoral research fellow and advance practitioner podiatrist at the Leeds Comprehensive care centre, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS trust. He currently works in the Leeds combined physiotherapy & podiatry clinic providing modified footwear and functional foot orthoses to people with bleeding disorders. His PhD is titled Haemarthrosis of the ankle in haemophilia A and B: prevalence, impact and intervention.

During the course of his fellowship Richard will exploring the impact of the condition and how functional foot orthoses and modified footwear can improve the care of people with haemophilia. Richard will discuss pathology, management and podiatric intervention in haemophilia.

3.55pm - Dr Leah Totton

NHS & Cosmetic doctor, winner of The Apprentice, co-owner @DrLeahClinics

The business of medicine - My Journey to establishing the Dr Leah Clinics

3.55pm
Compass Room, The Lowry, Salford Quays

4.45pm - Tony Gavin

Podiatrist & Co Founder of Osgo

Close - Let's do this

4.45pm
The Compass Room

Workshops

1.35pm - Belinda Longhurst

Podiatrist

Option A - Treatment & Prevention of Dry Heel Fissures

13:35
The Lowry, Salford Quays

Belinda graduated from the University of Southampton, where she was awarded a first-class BSc (Hons) degree in Podiatry, with a distinction in clinical practice. She has worked as a private practitioner since 2003 and acts as peer reviewer for a variety of professional journals and advisor for BUPA`s patient information pages.

Her area of special interest is podiatric dermatology and has frequently presented her published work on the subjects of verrucae pedis and heel fissures. This year, Belinda will be delivering a presentation on the prevention and treatment of dry heel fissures, including a demo of utilising medical grade skin glue.

1:35pm - Ian Linane

Podiatrist

Option B - Mobilisation and Manual Therapy

13:35
The Lowry, Salford Quays

Founder of Infigo Education, Ian’s courses provide approved, practical opportunities for podiatrists and others to gain hands-on skills in the area of manual therapy – that is, soft tissue and joint mobilisation together with rehabilitation exercise approaches. Today’s session looks at mobilisation and manual therapy.

1.35pm - Jonathan Small

Podiatrist

Option C - Work Smarter Not Harder Workshop

13:35
The Lowry, Salford Quays

A workshop using real-life examples of how the principles of Work Smarter Not Harder can achieved the business that will cater for you, your clients needs, and give you the lifestyle you wish for.

Jonathan is a very experienced podiatrist and business owner. He has developed a system of working smarter not harder to maximise his return from his business and achieve a work life balance that fulfils his needs.

2.25pm - Robert Isaacs

MSK Podiatrist

Option 1 - Clinical Assessment of the Midfoot

2.25pm
The Lowry, Salford Quays

Assessment skills are key to forming treatment plans for patients. A practical workshop with Robert Isaacs that will be delivered in his usual inimitable style. The focus of this session is on the mid foot and how to assess your patients.

2.25pm - Dr Robert Eckles

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and Associate Professor at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine

Option 2 - What the Eye Can't See - What the Sensors Don't Tell Us

14.25pm
The Lowry, Salford Quays

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and Associate Professor at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Eckles is also the Dean of Clinical and Graduate Medical Education, an editor of the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Eckles’ current research initiative is Dorsal Night Splinting for Recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis.

 

 

 

This session will look beyond the normal focus of pressure when considering patients with diabetes.

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2.25pm - Karen Pilkinton

HR Consultant

Option 3 - Hiring your first staff

14:25
The Lowry, Salford Quays

A vital workshop for those who are new to employing people or want to make sure that they are meeting their legal obligations when doing so.

2016 Gallery

A selection of snaps from last years event