Exercise Therapy for Foot Problems

When it comes to musculoskeletal foot conditions there are actually several totally different alternatives that podiatrists have to deal with foot problems. Several of these are what are termed passive treatments. Most are techniques like heat, cold, infared, etc where the client that has the issue would not actually do something and they are treated with treatments which are passive. Conversely, you will find what is known as the active treatments. These are typically interventions which have been done by the individual with the foot problem. This would include things like exercises for example strengthening and stretches. There is quite a bit of arguements for and against different views concerning if the active or passive therapies are better.

This whole issue was the main topic of a current PodChatLive in which the hosts had a discussion with Talysha Reeve, a podiatrist from Australia who has had extensive experience in the active therapies and exercise rehab of foot problems. PodChatLive is the frequent chat show where the 2 hosts go with a issue for each episode and have on some expert or pair of authorities on that theme and devote an hour talking about the theme with them. The discussion is broadcast live on Facebook and is also later on available as a video on YouTube and as a sound podcast from the usual podcast resources. For that show with Talysha Reeve they reviewed which are the more effective active treatments were and just what the issues are which Podiatrists must have when delivering rehab in the clinic. The significance of an effective clinical thinking strategy to help make those selections are was also considered. In addition they discussed the realistic approach to rehab in real life, certainly considering the biopsychosocial aspects, patient compliance as well as behaviour adjustments. An important matter which was talked about was about how well rehabilitation lends itself to remote/online consultations that there is an escalating pattern towards. This particular edition of PodChatLive is very recommended to podiatrists to understand more about the controversy around these issues.

The Role of a Podiatrist in Competitive Cycling

PodChatLive is the regular live for the regular interaction of Podiatrists and also other clinicians that can be involved. It is hosted by Craig Payne from Melbourne, Australia and Ian Griffiths from England, United Kingtom. The stream is broadcast live on Facebook after which is later modified and downloaded to YouTube so lots more people have access to it. Each episode includes a different guest or selection of guests to speak about a different subject each month. Requests are submitted live during the Facebook stream and answered live by the Craig and Ian and guests. The audio version is published as a PodCast on iTunes and also Spotify and the other usual podcast resources. They've acquired a significant following among podiatry practitioners that's growing. PodChatLive can be viewed as one of the ways by which podiatrists can get free qualified professional development hours or continuing medical learning credits.

Episode eighteen of the show looked over bicycling and podiatry and associated topics. The guests were the physical therapist, Robert Brown and the podiatrist , Nathan White. Rob Brown had been the previous head Physio for the Orica-GreenEdge professional cycling group and now specializes in bicycling analysis, injury and cycle fit. Nathan White has worked closely with numerous elite cyclists all over Australasia and is the co-founder with the tailor made orthoses business Cobra9 Cycling Orthotics. In the PodChatLive on bicycling they described exactly what a bike fit consists of and just how critical the bike fit would be to avoid injury and improve bicycling efficiency. They also discussed the prevalent foot problems cyclists present with and also the clinical thinking in regards to taking care of them. This was crucial due to the nature of the bicycling shoes and also the biomechanics of cycling which is so distinct to walking and running. They additionally had an deatailed discussion about the foot level interventions both inside the shoe (orthoses) and external to it (on the interface with the cleat/pedal).