Diane is a physical therapist with more than 25 years of practice in the areas of wound management and burn care.
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Neuropathy, foot deformity, and trauma are the most common combination of factors leading to foot neuropathic ulcers. Proper assessment and identification of patients at risk for ulcer formation is vital in wound prevention and complication management. Ongoing and thorough evaluation is critical in managing and preventing diabetic foot ulcers. Prevention of a foot ulcer is more efficient clinically and financially than foot ulcer treatment and closure.
This course discusses recommended guidelines for neuropathy assessment, explores how to identify an “at-risk foot”, and provides an overview of education on foot self-care and ulceration prevention.
This course aims to provide an overview of assessment guidelines for foot neuropathy.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.