Among the list of essential principles that most clinicians might like to do will be get the proper diagnosis of their patient's trouble right. Until they have that correct, then options as to the best therapy can not be made and advice offered for the best treatment proposed. Normally any diagnosis had been based on the actual examination as well as a review of the background of the issue and minimal imaging such as an x-ray. If a diagnosis can't be determined from that data, then it became an issue of following the patient to look at how the signs and symptoms change and so the diagnosis could become clearer. Nowadays in addition to the plain and simple x-ray we've got far more advanced imaging methods for example ultrasound examination and that is making the diagnosis process far less difficult. An show of the podiatrists live, PodChatLive has been devoted to the issue of diagnostic ultrasound that can help diagnose problems in the feet.

In that episode of PodChatLive the hosts invited on Stuart Wildman to speak about his experiences by using diagnostic ultrasound. He is a Physical Therapist, musculoskeletal Sonographer and Owner of The Ultrasound Site Ltd based in the UK. They spoke of some of the politics and also teaching about ultrasound usage, what the benefits and constraints of ultrasound tend to be, and the tissues and conditions that could be pictured around the feet and ankle with ultrasound. Stuart is the Owner and Director of The Ultrasound Site Ltd which he established in 2013. He divides his time between Radiology and Physical Therapy in which he does both diagnostic and guided interventions in both settings. Stuart Wildman qualified from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom in 2003 with a BSc in Physiotherapy, and proceeded to achieve an MSc in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at The University of Hertfordshire and a Postgraduate Certificate in MSK Sonography at Canterbury and Christ Church University.