New at OTWorld: Treatment Route Insoles
OTWorld 2022 will devote a special show to treatment with insoles. Located in Hall 3, it will consist of five stations showing the complexity of optimal insole treatment. Guided tours of the Treatment Route Insoles will be offered several times daily. These can be booked free of charge via the OTWorld ticket shop.
In order to ensure continued high-quality treatment with medical insoles, OTWorld dedicates a special show to the topic of "Insoles". Over five stations, the entire process of treating patients with medical insoles will be shown from the point of evidence, diagnosis/measurements and gait analysis on a long walking track to manufacturing and final fitting with follow-up.
Professional evidence-based medical insole treatment is essential for a variety of indications, including diabetic foot syndrome, flatfeet, foot drop, high arch or clubfoot. Flawed treatments can lead to secondary conditions and potentially even to amputation.
The special show is planned for the upcoming edition of the sector’s largest get-together and the world's most important meeting place for modern orthopaedic treatment and care at the initiative of Dr Annette Kerkoff, Project Director of the Competence Center for Orthopaedic Footwear Technology (Kompetenzzentrum Orthopädieschuhtechnik) and Jürgen Stumpf, Master Orthopaedic Footwear Professional and a member of the "ARGE PG 08 Online-Einlagen TK/Barmer" trade associations as well as several other trade associations and organisations. ARGE PG 08 advocates for compliance with the minimum standards for the provision of insoles which were recently violated by the Barmer Krankenkasse health insurance company with their digital insoles service. This service was provisionally suspended in October 2021 by the German Federal Office for Social Security (BAS). The display at OTWorld also aims to reach representatives of health insurance companies, politicians, and the media.
Guided tours of the special exhibition on insoles will be offered several times daily with a maximum of 12 participants per tour. Registration for the 45-minute tours is free of charge and will soon be possible via the OTWorld ticket shop . There will also be a number of 30-minute presentations each day on the stage. Among other topics, the German Society for Interdisciplinary Medical Aid Provision (DGIHV) will present their compendium called "Quality Standards in Feet and Footwear" (German only: Qualitätsstandards im Bereich Fuß und Schuh) which will be published in time for OTWorld.