PodChatLive is the regular livestream for the ongoing professional development of Podiatry practitioners together with other people who might be thinking about the range of subject matter that the show goes over. It is managed by Craig Payne from Melbourne, Australia and Ian Griffiths from England, United Kingdom. The livestream goes out live on Facebook after which is later submitted to YouTube. Each live show features a different individual or collection of guests to talk about a unique area of interest every time. Inquiries are answered live by the hosts and guests during the livestream on Facebook. Additionally there is a audio recording of each episode found on iTunes and Spotify and the other common podcast options. They’ve created a substantial following which is growing. The show is usually thought to be one of the methods in which podiatry practitioners might get no cost professional development credits.
In episode eight, they discussed the developments in the pain sciences and also the complexness of pain with the physiotherapist and pain teacher, Mike Stewart. It became obvious that it really is important for us to understand pain a lot better than we have in the past and physicians ought to get the skills to be able to proficiently convey this to their clients. The topic determined that pain is a individual experience. It is deemed an output of the mind in response to real or understood danger that has the aim of shielding us and getting us to alter our actions. Pain is contextual and it is influenced by numerous factors. Mike Stewart is a physical therapist that works as a Spinal Clinical Specialist for East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust in the United Kingdom. Mike works full-time as a physiotherapist with over fifteen years of experience taking care of complex, persistent pain conditions. In addition, he is a committed practice-based lecturer focused on delivering evidence-based education and learning to a wide variety of health care professionals, such as podiatry practitioners. He is currently carrying out an MSc in Clinical Education at the University of Brighton in the UK. Mike teaches the Know Pain courses worldwide.