On His Path sponsored and organized the third Ponseti training in El Salvador held on August 30th – 31, 2014 at Circulo Militar in San Salvador facilitated by Dr. Martin Enrique Rosales and Dr. Mario Sequiera Somoza with the participation of doctors and therapists of five hospitals who work in the clubfoot clinics in order to help improve clinical skills.
Some aspects of the training: The first morning was focused on reviewing the techniques of Ponseti clubfoot management like manipulation, cast techniques, tenotomy, protocol, problems and relapse. The second part of the training was focused on the experience of clinics and statistics in El Salvador with Ponseti treatment.
Third, during the training, facilitators were able to evaluate 20 children with clubfoot and doctors practiced manipulation and casting under the supervision of the trainers who helped to guide the learning process as well as answer questions. The participant doctors gained more skills to effectively treat children with clubfoot in the clinics throughout El Salvador.
On His Path will continue to support the clinics by offering clinical training, providing the necessary materials and assistance with the promotion of the program in order to increase the number of children reached by the program.
Submitted by: Mayra de Arteaga