Glen Foley & Nick Knight

Podiatrist and Biomechanic Specialist & Director and Podiatrist

Glen Foley

Glen qualified from the University of Brighton in 2003 with a Bsc (Hons) in Podiatry. Over the 20 years since qualifying Glen has accrued a wealth of experience and knowledge across the field of Podiatry, specialising in Podiatric Biomechanics. Glen worked within the NHS for six years, dealing with all areas of podiatry and specialising in MSK, helping in the development of the Clinical Assessment team later use as a template for the current MSK triage teams.

On leaving the NHS he embarked on a role with the Ministry of Defence at ‘The Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Headley Court’. Glen has been privileged to work with all branches of the Armed Forces, including SAS, SBS and the elite athletes representing the services nationally and internationally in varied sports. A percentage of this work was the rehabilitation of service personnel injured in conflicts abroad, which was both challenging and hugely rewarding. To be able to apply the knowledge and skills of the job, which he enjoys immensely to such a clinically diverse and complex patient group, improving their quality of life and expediting recovery was an extremely humbling experience.

Alongside his position at DMRC Headley Court, Glen lectured on the undergraduate BSC (Hons) Podiatry course at the University of Brighton, a position he still holds alongside lecturing on the MSC course. He is often lecturing across the country on Podiatric biomechanics and has been a keynote speaker at the National and European Podiatry Conference.

Glen has a keen interest in running injuries and worked for two years with the British Athletics medical team. His role consisted of injury rehabilitation and screening to ensure athletes were able return to optimal performance as quickly as possible. His love of sport brought him to be involved with the London Marathon for several years in a supervisory role overseeing the podiatry medical team on the finish line.

Glen is currently concentrating on building a multidisciplinary approach to his private practices, along the Headley Court model of care, with a keen interest in exercise rehabilitation.

Nick Knight

Nick runs NK Active, a dedicated MSK Rehab and Podiatry service, with a focus on getting results and putting research into practice. He has an interest in Plantar plate injuries, 3D gait analysis and MTSS. He published his research into MTSS in runners and wants to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice. He has been fortunate enough to be on the Salomon think tank, part of the 2012 Podiatric medical team at the Olympics. He is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Southampton.

Empowering Steps: Unlocking the potential of lower limb injury rehabilitation.

Join us for an insightful presentation, “Empowering Steps” where we delve into the expert assessment of Achilles tendon and its effective rehabilitation through the integration of cutting-edge technology like Rehab Guru exercise prescription software. As a podiatrist or specialist therapist, you play a pivotal role in guiding your patients towards recovery, and this session aims to equip you with the knowledge and tools necessary for optimising lower limb injury rehabilitation.

Key Highlights:

1. Understand Achilles Tendon Pain:
a. Explore the anatomy and biomechanics of the Achilles tendon.
b. Identify common causes of Achilles tendon pain and associated risk factors.
c. Learn about the latest research findings on lower limb injuries.

2. Clinical Assessment Mastery:
a. Develop a comprehensive approach to assessing Achilles tendon pain.
b. Incorporate innovative assessment techniques for accurate diagnosis.
c. Gain insights into differentiating between acute and chronic conditions.

3. Rehab Guru software:
a. Unlock the potential of Rehab Guru for streamlined exercise prescription.
b. Navigate through the software’s features tailored to lower limb rehabilitation.
c. Write your treatment notes, whilst managing bookings, invoicing and more.

4. Patient-centric Rehabilitation Strategies:
a. Tailor rehabilitation programmes to individual patient needs and goals.
b. Foster patient compliance and engagement through education and motivation.
c. Implement strategies for continuous monitoring and adjustment of rehabilitation plans.

5. Case Studies and Success Stories:
a. Analyse real-life case studies showcasing successful Achilles tendon rehabilitation.
b. Discuss challenges faced and strategies employed in achieving positive outcomes.
c. Extract valuable lessons applicable to various clinical scenarios.

6. Interactive Q&A session:
a. Engage in a dynamic Q&A session to address specific queries and concerns.
b. Foster a collaborative learning environment with shared experiences.

By the end of “Empowering Step” you will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to revolutionise your approach to Achilles tendon pain assessment and rehabilitation. Join us on this journey to unlock the full potential of lower limb injury rehabilitation and make a lasting impact on your patient’s well-being.