Met head heloma’s: a review and clinical considerations in orthotic management
Heloma’s are part of all podiatrists and chiropodists every day practice. Like everything else in medicine, heloma’s have their aetiological and consequential issues to take into account. They are a true hybrid of biomechanical cause with dermatological manifestation. This webinar will explore some of the more common biomechanical causes and add orthotic treatment options to the dermatological mainstays currently used to manage them.
Friday, March 19, 2021
1:00 - 1:45 p.m. EST
Brandon Maggen, VP Technical and Business Development - Leo Lab
Brandon is the V.P. Technical and Business Development at LEO Lab, a progressive and innovative orthotic manufacturer in Toronto. A South African qualified Podiatrist with over 22 years of clinical experience with special interests in biomechanics, podo-paediatrics, diabetes and complex wounds. In 1999 he started Podiatry units in six hospitals including, three trauma rehabilitation, two psychiatric and a Leprosy unit while working for a Hospital Trust supporting the South African Government. He founded and co-owned the first digital orthotics laboratory in Cape Town, South Africa. The immediate past-president of the Podiatry Association of South Africa, Brandon served 18 years on its executive including two terms as its president.
In 2015 he completed an MSc in Diabetes Medicine from the University of South Wales. Since then he has been lecturing on the diabetic foot to endocrinology registrars at the world-famous Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Physical Medicine focusing on neuropathic gait and its implications in sport and rehabilitation.
Further, he was involved in the inception of the largest multi-disciplinary team for complex wounds in the Western Cape and was an active member for over five years. He remains, as a result, the Podiatry content editor for the journal Wound Healing Southern Africa.
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