The eagerly awaited new edition of Clinical Skills in Treating the Foot has been revised and updated with the needs of a broad range of health professionals in mind. For anyone treating patients with foot disorders, Clinical Skills in Treating the Foot will provide invaluable support through three key areas: Section 1 is concerned with the general principles of managing foot disorders and the context in which treatment of the foot takes place. Included are chapters on treatment planning, evidence based practice, governance and audit, clinical protocols, clinical emergencies and health promotion. Section 2 examines the application of clinical therapeutics to foot disease and includes chapters on operative techniques, surgery and the foot, pharmacology, physical therapy, mechanical therapeutics, chairside devices, prescription devices and footwear therapy. Section 3 considers the particular needs of special groups and includes chapters on the adult foot, the child's foot, sports injuries and management of tissue viability. With its clarity of text and liberal use of case studies and illustrations, the latest edition of Clinical Skills will be required reading for practising and student podiatrists. It will also be a valuable reference and guide for all others involved in the provision of treatment of the foot. This book has been written as a companion volume to the editors' Assessment of the Lower Limb, also published by Elsevier Churchill Livingstone.Written by an experienced team of clinicians who also understand the needs of students as well as practitionersLogical and clear structure makes it easy to use for both clinicians and studentsEach chapter is self-contained and can be used for independent reading topicsCase histories and clinical comment sections illustrate important clinical pointsKey points and summaries provides assistance for learning and reviewFeatures approximately 400 illustrationsHalf of the contributors are new - more experienced clinicians than those used for the previous editionNew chapter by new author on Clinical Governance (replacing old chapter of Audit and Outcome Measurement)Major revision by new authors of chapter on Treatment Planning to reflect new developments and changes in praciceCompletely rewritten chapter by new authors on Clinical protocolsMajor revision by new author of the chapter on Foot health education and promotionMajor rewrite with new author of the chapter on Pharmacology which will have expanded sections on topical and injected steroids and prescription medicines.Major revision by new authors of the chapter on Physical therapyNew section on chairside devices in the chapter on Mechanical therapeutics in the clinic (new authors involved)Chapter on Prescription orthoses now replaced with new chapter by new authors on Prescription devices..Major rewrite by new author of the chapter on sports injuriesNew chapter on Managing tissue viability repaces the old chapter on the Management of foot ulcers and now incorporates the material previously covered in old appendices 1 and 2 on Management of exudation in ulcers and Footcare advice for people with diabetes.