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).