Severs disease or Calcaneal apophysitis in the heel is a common condition in kids and an entire show of the video livestream, PodChatLive was focused on the condition. PodChatLive is a live discussion stream that initially goes out through Facebook and is later on published to YouTube. The audio release is additionally released as a podcast for the common podcast platforms. With the livestream on calcaneal apophysitis, the two hosts, Craig Payne and Ian Griffiths spoke with Alicia James concerning the most up-to-date ideas on calcaneal apophysitis ( Severs disease). Alicia has finished a PhD on the condition therefore was obviously a good selection of expert. They outlined what is thought about the causes of the disorder and some of the more common remedies, particularly the role of knowledge and how to manage the objectives of the kid in addition to their parents. The condition is basically self limiting and always comes right on its own, so it is usually a case of managing lifestyle and sporting activities during that period.
Alicia James has worked in public multidisciplinary clinics assessing and treating childrens foot and lower leg conditions. Alicia is currently the Head of Podiatry at Peninsula Health and a podiatrist at Kingston Foot Clinic and Children’s Podiatry. She carries a very strong commitment to the podiatry profession, having earlier been a director on the Australian Podiatry Association (Vic) board and a past president of the Australian Podiatry Association (Vic) in addition to being a past chair of the Victorian Paediatric Podiatry Special Interest group. She was given the Jennifer O’Meara Award early in 2010 for her contributions. She is additionally a credentialed Paediatric Podiatrist as granted by the Australian Podiatry Council, being only one of the five podiatrists around Australia that have obtained this so far. Alicia was recently awarded her PhD for undertaking a sizable clinical study of treatment options for calcaneal apophysitis in children.