Developmental coordination disorder is a persistent neurological issue beginning in younger years that impacts the setting up of motions and co-ordination due to the fact something happens to the signals from the head not getting passed on adequately to the body. For that reason, there are impairments in skillful motor movements as a child grows. The role of podiatry practitioners in managing a number of the complication of developmental coordination disorder came up in a recent episode of PodChatLive. PodChatlive is a weekly live show hosted by Ian Griffiths out of the UK in addition to Craig Payne coming from Australia. They've got on regular experts to take a look at a wide range of different topics. Each episode goes out live on Facebook and it is later available on YouTube and as a podcast. The chat in which Developmental coordination disorder was reviewed was one on paediatric gait and the guest had been the paediatric expert Nina Davies. They described techniques for examining the paediatric patient and how just under-estimated Developmental Coordination Disorder is and just how we should be bearing in mind this rather than just contemplating a clumsy child. They also mentioned in-toeing walking patterns and its reasons and remedies. One more helpful discussion was just how crucial it is to try and be goal/activity centered and concentrate on involvement in exercise rather than searching to “correct” or “fix” issues in the growing body.
Nina Davies is a podiatrist who graduated with a BSc(Hons) in Podiatry at the Huddersfield University in the United Kingdom and achieved a Masters degree in Podiatric Clinical Biomechanics at the Staffordshire University in the UK. Nina has a clinical leadership role at the NHS in the United Kingdom, that specialises in bone and joint podiatry with her main clinical function primarily directed at paediatrics and that involves clinical path development, services advancement as well as contributing to the delivery of education and mentoring. Nina is additionally a visiting lecturer at Staffordshire University in the United Kingdom where she offers a module in paediatric podiatry at post graduate level.