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26 & 27
March 2019


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Innovations for the Future of Independent Living

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Speaker profile for Philip Taylor: Speaking at Naidex

Speaker Name: Philip Taylor

Company Name: Managing complex foot conditions with the correct Orthopaedic Footwear

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Philip Taylor has been making bespoke orthopaedic footwear for over 50 years and is one of Europe’s most experienced shoemakers. He has managed his own business since 1996 with clients coming from across the UK, into Europe and the USA to resolve the issues with footwear supplied to them, often incorrectly prescribed and poorly manufactured.

Philip contracted polio at aged 2, he has to wear the shoes he makes to remain mobile and this gives him a unique insight into the needs of his clients. He has been involved in teaching shoemakers, orthotists and health professionals alike and has spoken at major conferences on the issue of NHS supplied footwear.

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Seminar Title: The Cordwainer

The seminar will look at how to manage some of the more common footwear problems with bespoke orthopaedic footwear. The seminar will highlight why the quality of therapeutic footwear has deteriorated over the past twenty years or so, what is being done to bring about a better service and improve the skills available to users.

Public Theatre 4, 12:30 - 13:00, Thursday 26th

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