The pain-free, non-invasive, non-surgical treatment solution
This course will investigate nail pathologies frequently seen by podiatrists and foot health practitioners. We will discuss how we can use safe, simple and inexpensive treatment options that avoid surgery, require no anesthetic, have no recovery period, offer quick relief from pain, and can be repeated successfully without trauma.
Ingrowing toenails are one of the most frequent nail disorders which can impact in many ways on the patient.
Nail braces are a conservative, safe treatment that can be used for children, anxious patients, needle phobic patients, patients with diabetes and/or poor wound healing, PVD, nails that have had successful treatment for fungal nail which can grow flatter and wider, and for any patients you would prefer to prevent possible complications. They are evidence based, effective and affordable for the patient, and profitable for your practice.
During your training, you will learn about some different bracing systems available across our profession. You will then be shown in-depth the 3TO bracing systems; Podostripe and Podofix. You will spend the practical session focusing and applying these braces, until you are confident in each brace’s application and use. Furthermore you will be given an introduction to the COMBIped system.
3TO bracing systems are a registered Class 1 medical device
- Easy to apply
3TO bracing systems are a superior nail correction system offering pain-free, simple, effective treatments for a variety of nail conditions including severe IGTNs with infection, for all your patients, even children, small nails, patients with diabetes and/or poor wound healing, PVD, anxious patients, and needle phobic patients.
3TO offer a variety of braces, ensuring a perfect fit every time, without any need for fiddly moulding. Clinicians can choose from Podostripe, Podofix and CombiPed systems. Each system offers a unique application and treatment, which can often be used in conjunction with one another, for highly successful results.
- Adhesive braces for light cases, high-risk patients and as supplementary therapy
- Wire braces for the professional treatment of e.g. rolled nails or ingrown nails
- A combination of wire and glue-on brace for one-sided or double-sided treatment
The 3TO braces have no need for a primer, meaning they offer greater safety – Primers often contain methylacrylate, which can cause allergic reactions and skin irritation in susceptible people. Primers can additionally cause nail dehydration affecting the overall health of the nail.
Furthermore, 3TO braces do not have specific storage requirements and do not require different temperatures to be successful, they are not affected by time or temperature in application.
10.00 – 12.00 – Nail pathologies and treatments options for ingrown toenails. Nail braces – types, patient selection, research and evidence.
12.00 – 12.45 – Lunch
12.45 – 13.15 – Tutor demonstration
13.15 – 15.30 – Student practical’s
15.30 – 16.00 – Q&A
16.00 – Feedback, CPD certification, Kit allocations
16.30 – Finish
On completion of this course delegates will be able to purchase products to use immediately in their practice. Delegates will be given assistance by way of marketing materials and invited to join our trained practitioner private networking group where you can continue to receive guidance and expert support as you begin and continue to develop your nail bracing skills.
Gaynor Wooldridge, is a consultant podiatrist working within a multidisciplinary clinic in Kent. She has a passion and commitment to the field of foot health, with special interests in research, injection therapies, wound care and diabetes. She is a great believer that continuing professional development is central to the ‘lifelong learning’ approach so vital within healthcare.