What is Podiatric Sports Medicine?
Find out more about the history of podiatric sports medicine, including the role that the 2012 London Olympics played in its evolution, in this paper by the Podiatric Sports Medicine Specialist Advisory Group Chair, Nat Padhiar.
Find out more about the history of sports and exercise medicine in articles from BASEM Today, edited by Nat Padhiar. Winter 2021
Scope of practice
The Podiatric Sports Medicine Specialist Advisory Group (PSM SAG) is open to all Members/Fellows of the Royal College of Podiatry that meet one of the following criteria:
- Hold a Post-graduate Certificate (PGC), Diploma or an MSc in PSM or equivalent qualification that is related to sport
- Are employed or affiliated to a sports team or organisation
- Have part of their working week devoted to looking after sportsmen and women
- Are involved in teaching or lecturing in sports-related subjects
- Work within a mulitdisciplinary sports medicine, clinic or team.
How to join
If you are a member of the Royal College of Podiatry, meet one of the above criteria and would like to join PSM SAG, please download the application form. Completed forms and accompanying documentation should be sent to the Membership Secretary, Ms Caoimhe Hoey, by email.
|Dr Nat Padhiar
|Mr Liam Stapleton and Mr Abid Hussain
|Mr Sean Savage and Mr Victor Sowunmi
|Ms Caoimhe Hoey and Ms Amy Curran
|Ms Katie Reilly and Mr David Gruhl
|Ms Suzanne Hamilton and Mr Ian Griffiths
|Mr Dhruv Jogia and Mr Alexander Townsend
|Vasyli Award Coordinator
|Mr Trevor Prior and Ms Fiona Rigby
|Marketing and Advertising Officer
|Ms Olga Jones and Ms Nicola Wilson
Virtual lecture series
The Podiatric Sports Medicine Special Advisory Group organises monthly online education meetings for its members, details below.
All meetings will start at 7.30pm except where specified with an asterix*. All sessions will have a 5-minute introduction by the chair, a 40-minute presentation, and 15 minutes of discussion and questions. Please join via the Zoom link which will be made available nearer to the event.
- Critically evaluate and plan safe, efficient, and effective evidence-based multi-factorial treatment protocols for individuals at any stage of their injury presentation.
- Initiate, evaluate, and modify a range of interventions, including prescribing medicines, manual therapies, and injections.
- Reflective practice - Critically evaluate own and others’ practice, formulating strategies for improvement.
- Demonstrate team leadership, resilience, and determination in managing complex situations and working in a multi-disciplinary team.
|Title and speaker(s)
|8 February 2023
|Foot and ankle injuries in football
Mr Sean Savage, Specialist in Podiatric Sports Medicine
|8 March 2023
|Fractures of the foot: Conservative management
Ms Caoimhe Hoey, Specialist in PSM.
Fractures of the foot: When to consider surgery?
Mr James Pegrum, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.
|12 April 2023
|10 min Case History
Mr Dhruv Jogia, Specialist in Podiatric Sports Medicine
Menopause, relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S), and bone health.
Dr Nicky Keay, Sports & Dance Endocrinologist.
|10 May 2023*
|Nutrition & Supplements in Sport
Dr David Hughes, CMO Australian Institute of Sports Medicine, Canberra.
|14 June 2023
|Case studies in podiatric sports medicine
Prof Nat Padhiar.
|12 July 2023
|Interpreting MRI scans of the foot & ankle in Sport
Dr Uday Mandalia, Consultant Radiologist
|13 September 2023
|Rheumatic diseases present as sports-related injuries
Dr Rick Seah , Consultant in SEM.
|19 October 2023
|The growing athlete: Paediatrics
Mr Dominic O’Dowd, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.
|8 November 2023
|Field Sports Medicine - managing injured athletes at the site of play. Is the approach different?
Dr Jonathan Williams
|7-8 December 2023
|PSM SAG Annual Conference (see below)
11th Podiatric Sports Medicine Conference
The 11th Podiatric Sports Medicine Conference will take place on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 December 2023 at the Hallam Conference Centre, London.
The conference is in collaboration and association with the British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) and the Royal College of Podiatry. The conference is hosted by Aesculap Academia.
The theme of this year’s conference is Paediatric injuries and pain management in sports. The programme will include a mix of lectures and workshops.
For more information, or to book, please visit: https://uk.aesculap-academy.com/eventdetails/4086579/4086592
A review of last year's conference is available here.
Rehabilitation of foot and ankle common injuries in sportsFriday 12 May 2023, 08.00am - 08.00pm
Scientific coordinators and speakers
- Dr Nat Padhiar, Head of Podiatric Sports Medicine at Queen May University, London
- Dr Codruta Cioponea, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Doctor, specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions
- Prof Dr Nicola Maffuli, Internationally renowed orthopedic surgeon. Honorary Professor at the Department of Physical and Sports Medicine at Queen Mary University, London
- Prof Dr Markus Walther. Medical Director. Schon Klinik Munchen, FIFA-accredited medical centre specialising in foot and ankle conditions
- Prof Toni Arndt, Professor of Biomechanics. President of the International Biomechanics Society
- Dr Sorin Ghia, Doctor of Radiology and Medical Imaging. Specialises in musculoskeletal imaging
- Physiotherapist Daniela Stanca, IFOMPT certified manual therapist
- Dr Iozefina Botezatu, Orthopedics and Traumatology Primary Doctor. Specialises in foot surgery
- Fabio Carmona, National Triathlon team coach
This award, which is presented annually, was created after the founder of the Vasyli Foundation and world-renowned podiatrist, Phillip Vasyli, passed away in 2015. As part of his legacy, he wished to further the education of podiatrists in the field of podiatric sports medicine.
Each year, the successful applicant will be awarded a maximum of £1,500 towards the cost of gaining one of the following qualifications: Post-graduate certificate, Diploma, or an MSc in Podiatric Sports Medicine, at Queen Mary University of London. To apply, you must be a current HCPC registered member of the Royal College of Podiatry and be a UK resident. Further details about eligibility for the award are available here.
Applications are now open for the 2023 Vasyli Award
To apply, please download and complete the application form.
Completed forms should be returned by 30 June 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The recommended reading below includes published journal articles written by members of the Podiatry Sports Medicine Specialist Advisory Group.
From the IOCP Podiatry Review, Autumn 2022
Run into trouble - by Suzanne Hamilton
Podiatry Now, June 2020
Profile of Prof Nachiappan Chockalingam and Prof Toni Arndt prepared for the 10th Podiatric Sports Medicine Annual Conference, 8 – 9 December 2022