The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
Martin has been at the forefront of developing soft tissue injection therapy in Podiatry for more than a decade. He regularly uses and teaches the use of injected steroidal agents and also more novel injection treatments for injuries in the feet and associated structures, such as platelet-rich plasma, prolotherapy, hyaluronic acid and botulinum toxin.
As one of the early supplementary prescribers in UK podiatry, he was closely involved in the development of independent prescribing for podiatry and physiotherapy, working with the Department of Health and the National Prescribing centre. Nowadays, as an independent prescriber, he continues to collaborate with the Department of Health on medicines projects as well as the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulation Agency.
He consults at two midland hospitals and has a primary care practice in Staffordshire. He is additionally the elected chair of the national professional membership body; the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, which was originally founded in 1938 as the joint Council of Chiropodists of Great Britain and Ireland.
Platelet-Rich- Plasma – a novel bloody cure for lower limb injuries
An introduction to the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) an innovative drug-free treatment for connective tissue injuries. It is prepared at point-of- use by the practitioner from a simple sample of the patients’ blood and administered by injection. It is an elegant follow-on to the NICE recognised (IPG438) use of autologous blood for tendinopathies.