The primary aim of this study was to describe podiatrists' and physiotherapists' current management of people with foot osteoarthritis within Australia and the United Kingdom, and explore their views and experiences concerning their role in treating this patient group. Foot osteoarthritis is a very common condition, and people with this problem often present to a podiatrist or physiotherapist for treatment.
Status of project: completed
Researchers involved in this study included Dr Kade Paterson, Prof Kim Bennell, and Prof Rana Hinman at the University of Melbourne with collaborators at La Trobe University and the University of Queensland. The study was funded by the Australian Podiatry Education and Research Fund.
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