Articles tagged with: continuing education

Understanding Foot Biomechanics

The monthly livestream, PodChatLive which is a live show for Podiatrists to acquire some free ongoing continuing learning has gotten on many outstanding and well known guests in the podiatry profession that generously as well as freely give there time to answer questions and discuss their area of knowledge. The videos of the live chat are saved to YouTube and the website and the podcast version is on most podcast platforms. An earlier guest in the livestreams was Dr. Kevin Kirby, DPM in which he described his seminal and widely used publication on rotational equilibrium, his views on the tissue stress hypothesis and also his viewpoint on whether or not any current familiarity with Root Theory is necessary to assess and successfully treat our patients. The issues generated some interesting discussion throughout the episode.

Kevin Kirby graduated in 1983 with the California College of Podiatric Medicine and then carried out his required surgical residency in Palo Alto, California at the VA Hospital. Then he put in his subsequent post-graduate year carrying out the Fellowship in Podiatric Biomechanics at CCPM where he also completed his masters degree.

Dr. Kirby has released or co-authored 28 publications in professional publications, has written or co-authored 5 chapters in books, and also has published five books on foot and lower extremity biomechanics and foot orthotic treatment, all of which have recently been translated into Spanish language versions. Kevin evolved the Subtalar Joint Axis Palpation Technique, the Anterior Axial Radiographic Projection, the Supination Resistance Test, the Maximum Pronation Test and the Medial Heel Skive and Lateral Heel Skive Techniques. He has in addition created and formulated the Subtalar Joint Axis Location and Rotational Equilibrium Theory of Foot Function and has now co-developed the Subtalar Joint Equilibrium and Tissue Stress Approach to Biomechanical Therapy of the Foot and Lower Extremity. Dr Kirby has lectured widely internationally on numerous occasions and has in addition spoken publicly substantially all over the USA.

How can Podiatrists use Video Marketing?

PodChatLive is the once weekly livestream for the regular learning of Podiatrists and also other clinicians which might get involved in some of the topics that they cover. The livestream is broadcast live on Facebook after which is later on uploaded to YouTube to get it out to more and more people. Every live show includes a different expert or selection of experts to discuss a unique topic each time. Queries are answered live by the hosts and experts throughout the live on Facebook. There's even a PodCast version of each and every single episode located on iTunes as well as Spotify and the other popular podcast places. They have got a sizeable following that's increasing. PodChatLive is considered as one way by which podiatrists could get free continuing development points which is a obligation in quite a few countries.

Among the themes that the show covered was marketing with video for podiatrists. Online video marketing or promoting oneself as well as your clinic through videos is becoming a popular subject and so many people are getting involved in it. Podiatry practitioners are getting involved in video promoting. The livestream of PodChatlive that discussed this theme had 3 guest podiatrists that are making good use of video marketing. In this livestream the hosts were joined by David James, The Foot and Leg Magician from the UK, Melissa Zacharia coming from Pod Fit Podiatry in Adelaide, Australia and Jonathan Tomines, The Toe Bro from TorontoCanada. They provided their views and experiences on creating Podiatry videos to market the podiatry profession. These podiatrists talked about examples of the major barriers and issues many people have prior to starting to make videos along with the possible advantages to both the individual and also to the podiatry profession of them. In addition they described the best way to film them and the equipment essential and where to consult with to get motivation for building making videos and the way do manage unfavorable comments.

PodChatLive Provides Free Continuing Education for Podiatrists

PodChatLive is a monthly video livestream discussion for podiatrists and others involved in the topic which is streamed live on Facebook and it’s also accessible later as a replay on YouTube, the website and the usual podcast platforms including iTunes and Spotify for the audio version. In each show the two hosts have on one or more guests and discuss a variety of issues of relevance to podiatrists and the lower leg. Through the broadcast, questions may be asked by those watching during real time and the hosts and guests respond to them. The livestream has gathered an extensive following and is very popular among podiatrists.

The hosts of PodChatLive are Ian Griffiths and Craig Payne, both podiatrists. The show started off one night when Craig was visiting Ian and they went live from Ian’s lounge to have a conversation live on Facebook about what came up. It was afterwards called PodChatLive because they noticed that it worked and they were getting a following. Craig is based in Australia and he admins the discussion board, Podiatry Arena and admins the online courses for the Clinical Biomechanics Bootcamp. Ian is a sports podiatrist in London. The show did begin as a weekly broadcast, but as it’s not monetized, it was way too much work for the hosts to keep it up, so following the first year it was transformed to a monthly livestream.

Sometimes the show is about clinical topics such as types of foot problems, other times it talks about business topics like social media marketing. Other  times the guest is someone renowned within the podiatry profession and so they discuss a wide range of issues with this guest. Some topics are much more popular than the others and at times the hosts get amazed just how popular some shows are as they weren’t actually expecting that episode to be as popular as what it ended up being. A recent episode with Alicia James on calcaneal apophysitis was popular.