Developmental coordination dysfunction is a long-term neurological syndrome beginning in childhood which has an effect on the planning of movements and co-ordination since some thing occurs to the messages from the head not getting sent in the correct way to the body. Therefore, you will find impairments in skilled motor activity as a young child develops. The role of podiatry practitioners in dealing with several of the problem of developmental coordination dysfunction came up in a recent edition of PodChatLive. PodChatlive is a monthly live chat hosted by Craig Payne out of Melbourne and Ian Griffiths out of the United Kingdom. They have on regular guests to examine a number of different themes. The show goes out live on Facebook and it is later on YouTube and as an audio version. The episode in which Developmental coordination dysfunction had been discussed was the episode on childrens gait and the expert had been the paediatric specialist Nina Davies. They reviewed methods for evaluating the paediatric patient and how just under-estimated Developmental Coordination Disorder is and how you should be thinking of this rather than just contemplating a clumsy child. They additionally reviewed in-toeing gait patterns and its particular causes and solutions. Another intriguing issue was just how fundamental it truly is to try and be goal/activity centered and focus on engagement in activity rather than searching to “correct” or “fix” things in the growing body.
Nina Davies is a podiatrist who graduated having a BSc(Hons) in Podiatry from Huddersfield University in the United Kingdom and got a Masters degree in Podiatric Clinical Biomechanics from the Staffordshire University in the United Kingdom. She holds a clinical head position within the National Health Service in the UK, focusing in MSK podiatry with her main clinical case load predominantly concentrating on children and involving clinical path creation, service advancement and also contributing to the delivery of training and mentorship. Nina is in addition a visiting teacher at Staffordshire University in the United Kingdom where she delivers a module in paediatric podiatry at post graduate stage.