Evidence-Based Practices in Offloading the Neuropathic Foot

October 22 @ 15:00
15:00 — 15:30

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In people with diabetes, offloading high-risk foot regions by optimising footwear, or insoles may prevent ulceration. Sayed will present a systematic review aimed to summarise and evaluate the evidence for footwear and insole features that reduce pathological plantar pressures and the occurrence of diabetic neuropathy ulceration at the plantar forefoot in people with diabetic neuropathy.

Sayed Ahmed

Foot Balance Technology, Ease Your Motion, Southern Cross University

Sayed Ahmed is a Bangladeshi bred Australian Pedorthist, researcher and entrepreneur in the healthcare business.
His experience includes over a decade in footwear and foot care. Having a degree in footwear engineering & technology and being a C Ped CM, Sayed has travelled through fashion and orthopedic footwear domains in all operational aspects. He is also a PhD Candidate at Southern Cross University, Australia. He is currently conducting a multisite clinical trial in some Sydney hospitals to explore best clinical practices for diabetes-related foot ulcer management and prevention through appropriate footwear.

Sayed founded the pedorthic services company “Foot Balance Technology” operating from Sydney, Australia, since 2016 and has expanded the operation in Bangladesh since 2018. He is also the co-founder and Chief Operations Officer of EYM (Ease Your Motion) Pty Ltd which is an Australian Digital Health Tech company operating globally since 2021.

He has a part-time role as an Honorary Pedorthist at Dept of Health, New South Wales Govt. (the Offloading Clinic at Nepean Hospital, Sydney). Sayed also works as an interdisciplinary High-Risk Foot Services team member at St Vincent’s Hospitals Network, Sydney and War Memorial Hospital in Sydney since 2018.

He is also a committee member of the Foot Network Working Party of the National Associations of Diabetes Centres (NADC), Australia. Sayed is one of the co-authors of the High-Risk Foot Services (HRFS) standards by NADC that is the key service standard for high-risk footcare in Australia.

Sayed is a former board member of the Pedorthic Association of Australia (PAA).

He is also actively involved in academic lecturing and public speaking in his professional domains, both nationally and internationally. He has published scientific articles in some leading international journals such as Journal of the Foot & Ankle Research, JMIR mHealth and uHealth.

He was awarded as “Top 100 Healthcare Leaders” by International Forum on Advancement in Healthcare (IFAH), the USA, in 2019.

Sayed lives in Sydney with his wife Raina and son Zayyan who are excellent sources of inspiration for him and the list includes his family, friends and mentors.

Sponsored By

Gadean Footwear

Gadean Footwear opened its doors as shoemakers in 1979, now operating over a storied 40 years in Australia. 

The largest supplier of made-to-order and custom footwear in Australia, manufacturing thousands of  shoes every year,  Gadean aims to cater to the personal condition & tastes of each client, offering a huge range of colours & materials. 

Gadean also offer an extensive range of stylish, comfortable and affordable prefabricated footwear in all shapes and sizes to suit a massive range of foot conditions.