PodChatLive is a regular live stream aimed at the continuing education of Podiatry practitioners as well as other health professionals considering the foot and lower limb. It is broadcast live on Facebook then a recorded edition is later published to YouTube. This chat is hosted by Craig Payne from Melbournein Australia and Ian Griffiths coming from England, United Kingdom. Every live shows comes with a different person or several people to go over a unique but related topic each episode. Questions are usually responded during the livestream by the hosts and guests during the live episode on Facebook. You can find the audio version as a PodCast version of every single episode available on iTunes in addition to Spotify and the other usual podcast sites. They have created a large following that continues increasing. PodChatLive can be viewed as a great way by which podiatry practitioners are able to get free professional development hours, points or credits that could be often necessary to maintain their clinical practice license.
With a very popular episodes they talked with the physiotherapist, Seth O’Neil around Achilles tendon disorders. It turned out to be popular because Achilles tendinopathy is so prevalent yet is often badly handled and there are many aspects of it treatment that are contentious as well as poorly appreciated. The aim of that episode was to deal with those matters. In the livesteam they referred to whether or not this is an inflammatory issue or a degenerative issue or even if it might be both. They outlined how Seth evaluates the posterior rearfoot discomfort clinically, which isn't always because of Achilles tendinopathy. He also offered his thoughts on imaging appropriateness and timing as well as why isometrics probably are not the silver bullet to mask you pain that so many publicize it as being. Seth additionally speculated on how advice and education really should most likely out rank injection and shockwave therapy as being more effective.