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.