An international conference showcasing new research on feet and footwear will be live-streamed from Staffordshire University this week.
As in previous years, this conference provides a forum for information dissemination on lower limb clinical biomechanics and will facilitate discussion on research and case studies in this field.
Nachi Chockalingam, Professor of Biomechanics
The Staffordshire Conference on Clinical Biomechanics has taken place at the University’s Stoke-on-Trent campus for 17 consecutive years, attracting delegates and keynote speakers from all over the world.
Organiser Professor Nachi Chockalingam said: “As in previous years, this conference provides a forum for information dissemination on lower limb clinical biomechanics and will facilitate discussion on research and case studies in this field.”
“We have an exciting programme and for the first time, anyone who is unable to attend the conference can register to watch a live stream of all the talks.”
Taking place from Thursday 4th April to Saturday 6th April, keynote speakers include Dr Alberto Leardini from Italy who is a specialist in the mechanical modelling and prosthesis design of the ankle joint; Dr Bruce Williams from the USA, a past president of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and Dr Kris D'Aout who works as part of the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease at the University of Liverpool.
Professor Chockalingam added: “The main conference on Friday and Saturday will feature our keynote and invited speakers, who will outline the latest developments in the area of pathomechanics and pathology of the foot at risk and highlight the role of technology in the diagnosis and management of patients.
“There will be opportunities for debate and analysis of issues surrounding these topics and many more including the optimum angle of approach when striking a football and healthy walking style in your lunch hour.”