PodChatLive is a regular live show for the regular expert development of Podiatrists and other people that happen to be interested. It is hosted by Ian Griffiths from England in the UK as well as Craig Payne from Melbourne in Australia. The hosts broadcast each show live to Facebook and next is soon after modified and published to YouTube so that it does reach a broad viewers. Every live episode includes a different guest or number of people to talk about a unique area of interest every time. Requests and feedback usually are responded to live by the hosts and guests during the live show on Facebook. There's not very much follow up conversation about the YouTube channel. Those of you that like audio only, there is a PodCast version of every single stream on iTunes as well as Spotify and the other typical podcast resources for that purpose. They have got attained a significant following which continues growing. PodChatLive can be regarded as one of several ways that podiatry practitioners are able to get totally free professional development points.
One of many shows which was well-liked had been a dialogue with a pair of foot orthotic lab managers in regards to the industry and how they interact with the podiatry professions. Foot orthotics facilities are in the business of producing custom made foot orthotics that Podiatrists use for the patients. The lab owners in that show were Artur Maliszewski (from the Footwork Podiatric Laboratory in Melbourne, Australia) and Martin McGeough (from Firefly Orthoses in Ireland). Craig and ian talked about what every day life is like at the orthotic facilities. They touched in brief about how they personally made the journey from being Podiatrists to laboratory proprietors along with other themes such as their laboratories participation in research. There was clearly also a helpful talk on the choices of their customers in relation to negative impression casting approaches like the plaster of paris as opposed to laser mapping. Also of concern was the number of people even now must use the well known “lab discretion” box on orthotic forms.