Plantar Pressure Analysis: From Research to Frontline Clinical Practice
Whilst highlighting various techniques used in plantar pressure measurement, Professor Chockalingam will provide an overview of available procedures to analyse data and support effective clinical management. He will use examples from his research to showcase how research-informed practice has changed the way clinicians currently manage patients who have complications resulting from diabetic foot disease. He will focus on the use of plantar pressure measurement in his cutting-edge research on footwear materials and explain how this has the potential to lead to the development of clinical management to prevent diabetic foot ulcers.
Bio: Professor Nachiappan (Nachi) Chockalingam
Director, Centre for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Technologies , Staffordshire University, UK.
Nachi is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, an Affiliate Professor at the University of Malta, and a Visiting Professor at Sri Ramachandra University, India. He has published over 230 full research manuscripts alongside numerous abstracts, book chapters and lectures. He has served on the boards of and supported several international scientific communities. He reviews for several journals and grant-awarding bodies worldwide. He is also an Associate Editor for the ‘Footwear Science’, ‘Prosthetics and Orthotics International’ and ‘Rehabilitation for Musculoskeletal Conditions’ journals. His research has received funding from various international bodies including the European Commission and the British Council. His work focuses on translational research and he has played a pivotal role in bringing various allied health professionals to the wider biomechanics community. He has published widely on pressure measurement and its utility in the clinical assessment of the foot at risk.