PodChatLive is a once monthly livestream directed at educating podiatry clinicians and others who might be interested in a wide range of relevant topics. It goes live on Facebook and next is usually later on uploaded to YouTube. Each live show includes a different expert or number of guests to speak about a unique theme every time. Issues are answered during the live by the hosts as well as the guests while in the live episode on Facebook. Also there is a PodCast edition of each show on iTunes as well as Spotify and the other standard podcast methods. They've created a major following which is growing. PodChatLive can be regarded as one of the many techniques podiatry practitioners can get free professional development hours.
Among the more popular recently available shows was discussing the role of podiatry within soccer or football. In this show they spoke of the challenges of dealing with football teams, along with the numerous ‘hacks’ which can be frequently needed for making foot orthoses for soccer footwear. There has been also some talk concerning the worth of pre-season testing of the lower limb. There was in addition a very important chat about the science of the way boots work together with different types of surfaces and just what factor that might play in efficiency and injures. The episode set up really an expert group which includes Dr Lindsay Hill who is a Sports Podiatrist that has worked with a consultancy basis for numerous premier league soccer players in addition to being employed by the Football Association as podiatrist to the England women’s soccer teams. There was in addition David Brown, who qualified as a Podiatrist in 2015 right after a seventeen year job as a professional footballer as well as Athol Thomson, a Sports Podiatrist centered at Aspetar in Qatar who is presently studying for his PhD and studying football boot-playing surface traction. The final guest was Trevor Prior, a specialist Podiatric Surgeon that has extensive experience within elite soccer, having handled quite a few top league clubs.