PodChatLive is a month-to-month live show for the regular professional development of Podiatrists and also other people that will be interested. It is hosted by Ian Griffiths from England in the United Kingdom as well as Craig Payne from Melbourne in Australia. They stream online the show live on Facebook and then is subsequently edited and published to YouTube so that it does attain a wide audience. Each live episode includes a different guest or group of people to discuss a particular area of interest every time. Questions and comments usually are responded to live by the hosts and guests while in the live episode on Facebook. There is not very much follow up discussion about the YouTube channel. For people who like audio only, there's a PodCast version of each stream on iTunes as well as Spotify and the other usual podcast resources for that intent. They've already gained a significant following which continues growing. PodChatLive can be regarded as one of several techniques that podiatrists can usually get free professional education points.
One of many episodes that was well-liked had been a chat with a pair of foot orthotic lab proprietors with regards to the market and how they connect with the podiatry professions. Foot orthotics labs happen to be in the business of helping to make custom made foot orthotics which Podiatry practitioners use for the clients. The laboratory proprietors in that stream were Artur Maliszewski (from the Footwork Podiatric Laboratory in Melbourne, Australia) and Martin McGeough (from Firefly Orthoses in Ireland). Craig and ian discussed what every day life is like in the orthotic facilities. They talked in brief on how they personally made the journey from being Podiatrists to lab owners and also other issues such as their laboratories participation in research. There was additionally a very helpful chat on the preferences of their customers in relation to negative impression capture approaches like the plaster of paris as opposed to optical mapping. Also of concern was how many clients even now desire to use the notorious “lab discretion” tick on orthoses prescriptions.