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Minna Stolt

Minna Stolt is a project researcher in University of Turku Department of Nursing Science in Finland. Stolt graduated as a podiatrist in 2003 and continued her career at the university by graduating as a Master of Nursing Science (2006).

She is currently completing her doctor's degree in footcare for the elderly. Stolt has published several international and national articles in the field of caring for older people from nursing science and podiatry perspectives. She has also been a speaker at many national and international research conferences. She teaches podiatry regularly at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland.

Arja Kiviaho-Tiippana

PhD, RN, Podiatrist

Arja Kiviaho-Tiippana is head of the Podiatry Department at Mikkeli University for Applied Sciences

Jürgen Funk

Jürgen Funk is a specialist based in Moss, with his own practice started in 1999, a frequent speaker for podiatrists.

Margrét Jónsdóttir

Margrét Jónsdóttir: aged 67, and with over 30 years experience in the industry. She has been a committee member of FIP for around 10 years, initially as Treasurer, followed by 2 years as Vice President.

Margrét has taken part in the training programme for Special Olympics and the Healthy Athletes programme at the Special Olympics European Youth Games in Rome, held in 2006.

Andreas Dietze

Dr. Andreas Dietze Phd. Section Consultant, Orthopaedic Unit, Vestfold Hospital. Specialist in orthopaedic surgery, specialising in foot and ankle surgery and rheumatism orthopaedics. Extensive experience in multidisciplinary collaboration at the Diabetes Foot Polyclinic, and in rheumatism orthopaedics.

Håvard Høydahl

Occupational therapist in Biomechanical Therapy, qualified tutor within shoes and health, spent 6 years studying the effects of shoes on standing and walking humans, sole trainer and therapist with production of approx. 250,000 pairs of soles, clinically
fitted approx 10,000 pairs of insert soles individually, foot therapy trainer and course presenter.
Shoe consultant for the health service on shoes and load relief.

Jim Woodburn

Professor of Rehabilitation at Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland. Trained as a podiatrist in Edinburgh and worked in the UK National Health Service in London before taking up his first teaching post at the London Foot Hospital and School of Podiatric Medicine.

He has a long-standing interest in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other forms of inflammatory joint disease. He has undertaken a number of clinical studies using medical imaging such as ultrasound and MRI and 3-D gait analysis to more fully understand the disease processes and effects in footrelated arthritis. He has also conducted a number of studies which have developed and tested highly personalised foot orthotics for RA. Jim Woodburn is currently research lead for Musculoskeletal and Neurological Rehabilitation at the Institute for Applied Health Research at Glasgow Caledonian University (


Ute Imhof

Ute Imhof is a paediatric physiotherapist. She has worked with children’s feet and hips in consultation
with orthopaedists and run a project with Håvard Engell.

Ståle Hauge

Authorised chiropractor with broad experience. Qualified at the Anglo European College of Chiropractic, Bournemouth, England in 1986.

He has practised at a range of clinics in Tromsø and Oslo, and founded his own chiropractor clinic in Sandefjord in 1986. Has always advocated close collaboration with physiotherapists and doctors in the best interests of the patient.


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