Current Pedorthics September-October 2017 - Vol.49, Issue 5 - Page 40

LEADING LADIES IN PEDORTHICS "Patient education and compliance are the focus of how we can make a difference." Photo: This is an introduction to X–rays. What we observe on the outside can be verified by the x-ray findings. More importantly what may not be obvious to the observer is the causal effect on the relation to the bones of the foot. Together we will look at common foot deformities through the eyes of an x-ray. The bony anatomy of the foot will be reviewed in detail. Understanding the mechanics of the foot will help with achieving the desired pedorthic outcome. Learning the nomenclatures of x-rays will enhance your communication with the prescribing physician "It’s all about listening and helping people every step of the way." 38 Pedorthic Footcare Association www.pedorthics.org