1. Welcome Back to MSK:UK

    Over the last year MSK:UK lost its sponsor for the website.

    Emma and I concentrated our efforts on the Facebook Group and building the local hubs. We have a thriving on-line Facebook group (~500 members) an 2 active hubs with more in development.

    We will be at the Bournemouth Podiatry Conference this week for our annual meeting on Thursday evening.

    See you there Jill Halstead and Emma Cowley


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Featured Articles

  1. Foot Manipulation Therapy

    Prior to the national MSK:UK meeting at the College of Podiatry annual conference we are interested to know how frequently podiatrists are using FMP.   Answer the poll here to let us know!
  2. Plantar Fasciitis Stretches

    After a recent study day and discussions with some physio friends of mine I wander if its time to re-evaluate that exercises we are prescribing for plantar fasciitis. I discussed whether we should still prescribe passive standing calf stretches…? Studies that use traditional stretching approaches (non eccentric) tend to have...
  3. Do insoles have a dose response…

    Dose-response effects of customised foot orthoses on lower limb kinematics and kinetics in pronated foot type. Telfer S, Abbott M, Steultjens MM, Woodburn J. Source J Biomech. 2013 Apr 27 Institute for Applied Health Research, School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. Electronic address: Abstract Despite...
  4. Surgery versus Physiotherapy for Knees – New Research

    Surgery versus Physical Therapy for a Meniscal Tear and Osteoarthritis Katz JN, Brophy RH, Chaisson CE, de Chaves L, Cole BJ, Dahm DL, Donnell-Fink LA, Guermazi A, Haas AK, Jones MH, Levy BA, Mandl LA, Martin SD, Marx RG, Miniaci A, Matava MJ, Palmisano J, Reinke EK, Richardson BE, Rome...
  5. Managing centralised chronic pain

    How to explain central sensitization to patients with ‘unexplained’ chronic musculoskeletal pain: practice guidelines.   Nijs J, Paul van Wilgen C, Van Oosterwijck J, van Ittersum M, Meeus M. Manual Therapy 2011 Oct;16(5):413-8 Central sensitization provides an evidence-based explanation for many cases of ‘unexplained’ chronic musculoskeletal pain. Prior to commencing...

Latest News

  1. MSK:UK Facebook group

    Hi All Please take a look at the Facebook group now set up for MSK:UK.  You can import events into your Outlook calendar etc.   Emma
  2. Conference season is here!

    Spring is here and that hails the conference season.  But there are so many from now until the Autumn so which do you choose?  Staffordshire Conference on Clinical Biomechanics, Rx Labs Summer School (Langer), Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists Annual conference, more specialist sports, orthopaedics, rheumatology, save up for the...
  3. New Module 2013 Sports Rehabilitation – March & April 2013

    Sports Rehabilitation: Critical Thinking and Dynamic Practice University of Ulster, Jordanstown campus, Northern Ireland Module Dates: 12, 13, 14 March and 16, 17, 18 April 2013 This module is designed to reflect the national and international professional body training requirements in Sport and Exercise Medicine with particular emphasis on the...
  4. Happy Christmas from MSK:UK

    At the end of 2012 MSK:UK has much to smile about.  Our membership is increasing daily, local hubs are getting going, the podiatric sports medicine and musculoskeletal tracks at the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists annual conference were packed full to hear the excellent speakers, and the inaugural national meeting...


  1. MSK UK Leeds Christmas Meeting – Thursday 5th December

    Dear all The next meeting is: Thursday 5th December 2013 – Leeds MSK UK Group Presents - Heel Pain – The usual and exotic rheumatology causes. I will be presenting a Rheumatolgy themed evening followed by a bit of an informal social (food and drinks). I will bring the mince...
  2. MSK UK Leeds Meeting Group 9th October 2013

    Dear all The next meeting is: 9th of October 2013 – Leeds MSK UK Group Presents - Tendonitis and Tenosynovitis of the Foot:  Recognition and treatment discussion…. Myself (Dr Jill Halstead) and Richard Wilkins will be presenting the latest research, including clinical recognition and treatment. Please come to the Gait...
  3. Managing Foot and Ankle Injuries in Dance and Sport

    Managing Foot and Ankle Injuries in Dance and Sport  Location: One Moorgate Place, London, EC2 6EA Thursday, 30 January 2014 09:00 – 17:00 Objectives: Present leading experts from a range of medical and dance professions to share their unique insights into foot and ankle injuries Challenge current assumptions and best...
  4. MSK:UK Facebook group

    Hi All Please take a look at the Facebook group now set up for MSK:UK.  You can import events into your Outlook calendar etc.   Emma
  5. Foot Joint Mobilisation Course

    Foot Joint Mobilisation Course Manchester Oct 12-13, 2013 led by Ian Linane Venue: Ramada Hotel, Salford Quays. Course content: Full details of course content can be found at the link below which will take you to the relevant page on the Canonbury website: As a Society approved course Society...