Courses & Events

Botox in the Feet Course

  • Date:
    Saturday, 28th April 2018
  • Time:
    09:00am - 5.00pm
  • Location:
    The Wiggin Training Centre at Sir Robert Peel Hospital, Mile Oak, Tamworth B78 3NG
  • Tutor:
    Martin Harvey, PGCert, BSc, MInstChP, MCPodS

    Somuz Miah, CFPodM, BSc (PodM), Cert HTox, Dip Sp.I, PGC IP, MFPM RCPS (Glasg)

  • Cost:
    Members £365
    Non-members £385

About the course

The injectable form of Botulinum Toxin Type-A (BTX-A), is marketed and supplied under a variety of trade names such as Botox®, Bocouture® and Azzalure®. It is nowadays a popular cosmetic treatment for temporarily relaxing lines and wrinkles on the face and other visible parts of the anatomy.

However, before gaining popularity as a cosmetic agent it was initially developed as a medical treatment agent, and can be particularly effective when used by appropriately trained and qualified podiatrists in the treatment of various pathologies of the foot and associated structures, such as severe hyperhidrosis – and other conditions.

This course will inform the delegates on the background and developmental history of BTX-A, its method of action, pharmaceutical presentation and legal availability, preparation protocols, safety procedures and contra-indications, conditions which it may treat and methods and techniques of administration.

Delegates are invited and encouraged to arrange for one of their clients with problems such as hyperhidrosis to come along and be treated, under tutor direction and supervision, by the delegate.

Delegate places are limited (Max 12)

This course is approved and certified by The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

CPD certificates given on completion of training (8 credits)


Martin Harvey, PGCert, BSc, MInstChP, MCPodS

Martin has been at the forefront of developing soft tissue injection therapy in Podiatry for more than a decade. He regularly uses and teaches the use of not only injected steroidal agents but also injectable innovations such as prolotherapy, hyaluronic acid agents and botulinum toxins. As one of the early supplementary prescribers in UK podiatry, he was closely involved in developing independent prescribing, working with the Department of Health and the National Prescribing centre plus UK Universities. As a registered now fully independent prescriber, he can share his detailed pharmacological understanding in a readily comprehensible fashion that helps delegates to gain the effective knowledge they require to be safe and effective users of these potent agents

Somuz is a qualified Sports Injury Practitioner (Diploma Sports injuries & Electro Therapy, 15 years).  He has been practising podiatry for over 17 years and is a Consultant Podiatrist Prescriber & Member of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Glasgow. He is an OFQUAL and SQA qualified trainer in safeguarding children and adults, first aid, anaphylaxis, oxygen and defibrillation. Somuz has more than 12 years’ experience in teaching/training with qualifications `Certificate Teaching Skill Evidence Based Medicine’, & ‘Level 3 Award in Education & Training’ Certification as well as IOCP`s award for `Outstanding Contribution Towards Education` (2015).

This course is held at The Wiggin training centre at Sir Robert Peel Hospital, Mile Oak, Tamworth B78 3NG.

There is on-site parking available (car park charges apply) and the Hospital is very conveniently located some 3 minutes journey from Junction 10 of the M42 motorway via the A5 bypass, making it an easily accessible location from the M6, M5, A5 as well as Tamworth mainline railway station and Birmingham international airport. Packed lunches can be pre-arranged at extra charge onsite (vegetarian options if required).


How to Book

email or telephone 01704 546141 for further information

or complete booking form and return it to The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, 150 Lord Street, Southport, PR9 0NP with a £50 non refundable deposit