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Dermal Fillers of the Feet Course

dermal fillers
  • Date:
    Saturday, 30th June 2018
  • Time:
    09.00am until 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

Injectable dermal fillers based on hyaluronic acid, such as Restylane® have now been used – with an impressive safety record – for two decades for purely cosmetic purposes of reducing the appearances of wrinkles in the face.

The action of this (and other) fillers can be utilised for the medical purpose of insulating or offloading points of pressure in the foot or toes.

About the course

This course, led by Podiatrist Independent Prescriber Martin Harvey, will show the mechanism of these substances and their clinical applications in Podiatry. The substances used are medical devices so can be accessed and utilised by Podiatrists with an LA certificate. Dermal fillers, although designed for injection are classified as medical devices and as such do not require a prescription and can be purchased by any individual. UK law does not classify by whom or in what manner medical devices may be used.

Dermal fillers can be utilised in podiatry when injected into areas of high pressure in the tissue under the foot, to mitigate the effects of such pressure by volumising the protective fibro-fatty padding on the bottom of the foot which can become ineffective due to a variety of factors, including glycosylation of tissue in Diabetes Mellitus. The active ingredient of dermal fillers, Hyaluronic acid, is also frequently used in podiatry by way of injection of suitably prepared products containing it into synovial joints of the lower kinetic chain damaged by mild to moderate osteoarthritis. Such products are also medical devices, not medicines.

  • 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)

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

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.

photo courtesy of Martin Harvey

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 all queries


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