PodChatLive is a month-to-month chat show for the regular professional development of Podiatry practitioners as well as other people that happen to be interested. It is hosted by Ian Griffiths from England in the UK and Craig Payne from Melbourne in Australia. Craig and Ian stream online each show live to Facebook and next is eventually modified and published to YouTube so it should reach a diverse viewers. Every live episode includes a different person or group of people to talk about a particular area of interest every time. Queries and feedback usually are answered live by the hosts and guests whilst in the live show on Facebook. There's not much follow up discussion on the YouTube channel. Those of you that enjoy audio only, there's a PodCast version of each episode on iTunes as well as Spotify and the other common podcast resources for that use. They have gained a sizable following which keeps getting bigger. PodChatLive is seen as among the many techniques that podiatry practitioners are able to get totally free professional education points.
One of the shows which was well-liked had been a conversation with 2 foot orthotic lab managers about the business and how they connect to the podiatry professions. Foot orthotics labs happen to be in the business of making customized foot orthotics that Podiatry practitioners use for the clients. The laboratory proprietors in that stream were c (from the Footwork Podiatric Laboratory in Melbourne, Australia) and Martin McGeough (from Firefly Orthoses in Ireland). Craig and ian talked about what life is like at the orthoses laboratories. They talked in brief about how they personally made the journey from being Podiatrists to laboratory managers and also other themes like their own facilities participation in research. There was clearly also a valuable chat about the choices of their clients on the subject of negative impression casting approaches such as the plaster of paris vs optical mapping. Also of concern was how many clients even now desire to use the well known “lab discretion” tick on orthoses prescriptions.