Olav Toornend, President IVO (Photo: Nimco)
21 February 2022 | Events | Associations

"Everyone is looking forward to meeting again"

 Olav Toornend has been president of the International Association of Orthopaedic Footwear Technicians (IVO) since October 2021. We asked him about his expectations regarding the IVO Congress in Cologne on October 14-15, 2022.

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(Photo: Volk/C. Maurer Fachmedien)
30 November 2021 | IVO | Trade Fairs

ORTHOPÄDIE SCHUH TECHNIK 2022: Trade fair open for registration

2022 will be a special trade fair year for pedorthics:The whole industry waits in the wings to finally meet again in person on 14 and 15 October 2022, after the postponement the year before. After 22 years, the IVO World Congress will take place in Germany again. A highlight that will beckon many international visitors to Cologne.

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(Photo: C. Maurer Fachmedien)
30 November 2021 | Events | IVO | Seminars/Workshops

Making Pedorthics visible worldwide

For the IVO Congress 2022 on October 14-15 in Cologne, the two journals "foot&shoe" and "Orthopädieschuhtechnik" together with the International Pedorthic Association (IVO) are launching a project with which they want to make pedorthists around the world more visible and bringing them together.

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Olav Toornend (Photo: Nimco)
30 November 2021 | IVO

Olav Toornend new president of the IVO

At the General Assembly on October 5, 2021, delegates of the International Pedorthic Association (IVO) elected Olav Toornend as the new president. He succeeds Serge Mathis, who has held the post since 2015.

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23 August 2021 | Science | Handicraft

Scanning the foot with your hand

Four years ago, we reported for the first time on a Dutch research project to develop a glove equipped with sensors. This should make it possible to digitally map the tactile information that is recorded via the examiner's hand when taking measurements. A symposium was held this summer to present the current state of development.

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23 August 2021 | Science | Reviews

Weight-bearing activity and plantar diabetic foot ulcers

Physical activity has a positive effect on health, also and especially in patients with diabetes. It becomes problematic when diabetic patients suffer from a plantar foot ulcer. How do you find the balance between necessary exercise and optimal wound healing? Science does not yet have clear answers to this according to a review of several studies on this topic.

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23 August 2021 | Congresses

Pedorthic Association of Australia: Virtual Conference 2021

The Pedorthic Association of Australia is delighted to invite their members, the wider foot related network and allied health colleagues to the Pedorthic Virtual Conference 2021, a live online event open to both local Australian and international communities.

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