Katia recently attended and lectured twice at the AOPA National Assembly in San Diego, California. The annual Premiere meeting for Orthotic, Prosthetic, and Pedorthic Professionals from around the globe.
The goal of this conference is to ensure successful patient outcomes and advance the standard of care. The event provides leading medical technology backed by experience, creating better access for prosthetic and orthotic devices that change lives. It also provides the education and training required to ensure successful patient outcomes around the world.
One of the topics Katia spoke on was the following:
Is It Lumbar Spinal Stenosis or Diabetic Neuropathy or Both?
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis is a degenerative condition in the lumbar spine causing narrowing that compresses the spinal cord and nerves at the level of the lumbar vertebrae. The resultant symptoms mimic Diabetic Neuropathy and the diagnosis of Lumbar Stenosis is being missed in these patients. This is clinically relevant as Stenosis limits the ability to walk so patients will be ending up in your office!
Katia also had the pleasure of sharing the stage in San Diego with world-renowned David Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD.
You can learn more about the spectacular work of David here.
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-Dr. Katia Langton
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Katia Langton is trained as a doctor of Chiropractic. She is the owner and operator of Oceanwalk Pedorthic Footcare and is also the Secretary of the Diabetic Foot Stream Committee of the International Diabetes Federation and co-authored the latest IDF guidelines to protect The Diabetic foot from breakdown.