Updated Narratives in Podiatry – The Knowledge Exchange Podcast

Updated Narratives in Podiatry – The Knowledge Exchange Podcast

Daniel Arbilla and the team at The Knowledge Exchange were gracious enough to have me on their podcast and talk about all things MSK Podiatry.
We talked a lot about foot posture, foot orthoses and the need for a new narrative around how and why they work. We also discussed my approach to issuing foot orthoses in practice and start a shared decision making process with some examples.

You can find the podcast using this link or where you usually get your podcasts.

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Alex Murray Podiatrist

Alex Murray is a Podiatrist working in private practice and the founder of website Making Sense in Podiatry. He's passionate about helping other clinicians make sense of evidence and clinical practice with a core philosophy of exploring the complexity of human beings, embracing the uncertainty of clinical practice, and avoiding overly reductionist thinking. In addition to his undergraduate degree from La Trobe, he also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine from the University of Otago. He has experience with both national and international athletes and has recently transitioned to focusing primarily on helping the general population and local athletes manage their pain and achieve their goals.

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