PodChatLive is a monthly chat show for the regular professional growth of Podiatry practitioners and 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 broadcast the show live on Facebook and next is later modified and uploaded to YouTube so that it will attain a wide audience. Each live show includes a different person or group of guests to go over a unique area of interest each time. Inquiries and comments are responded to live by the hosts and guests while in the live show on Facebook. There's not very much follow up conversation about the YouTube channel. For many who enjoy audio only, there's a PodCast version of each stream on iTunes and also Spotify and the other usual podcast resources for that purpose. They've got attained a sizable following which keeps growing. PodChatLive is seen as one of several ways in which podiatry practitioners can usually get free professional development points.
One of the episodes which was popular had been a dialogue with 2 foot orthotic lab owners regarding the business and just how they interact with the podiatry professions. Foot orthotics labs happen to be in the business of manufacturing customized foot orthotics which Podiatrists make use of for the clients. The lab proprietors in that stream were Artur Maliszewski (from the Footwork Podiatric Laboratory in Melbourne, Australia) and Martin McGeough (from Firefly Orthoses in Ireland). They described what every day life is like at the orthoses facilities. They talked in brief about how they individually made the journey from being Podiatrists to laboratory proprietors along with other subjects such as their facilities engagement in research. There was clearly also a beneficial conversation about the preferences of their clients in relation to negative impression casting techniques including the plaster of paris versus laser mapping. Also of interest was the number of people even now want to use the well known “lab discretion” box on orthoses prescriptions.