PodChatLive is a once weekly livestream targeted at educating Podiatry practitioners and others who might be interested in a wide range of related issues. It goes live on Facebook and next will be later on uploaded to YouTube. Each live episode incorporates a different person or number of experts to discuss an original theme in each episode. Issues are answered during the live by the hosts as well as the experts within the live stream on Facebook. Also there is a audio version of each show on iTunes together with Spotify and the other typical podcast sites. They have developed a great following that is expanding. The show can be regarded as among the many methods podiatry practitioners could possibly get free professional education hours.
One of the more popular newly released episodes was discussing the part of podiatry within football or soccer. In that livestream they talked about the challenges of the treatment of soccer teams, along with the various ‘hacks’ which might be often required for developing foot orthotics for soccer boots. There had been also some discussion about the value of pre-season screening of the lower limb. There was also a very important talk about the research of precisely how boots work together with varying surfaces and what role that may play in performance and injures. The stream assembled quite an expert group which include Dr Lindsay Hill who's a Sports Podiatrist that has worked with a consultancy basis for a variety of top league football teams as well as being employed by the Football Association as podiatrist to the English women’s soccer teams. There was also David Brown, who qualified as a Podiatrist in 2015 following a seventeen year job as a pro footballer along with Athol Thomson, a Sports Podiatrist based at Aspetar in Qatar who's at the moment studying for his PhD and studying football boot-playing surface traction. The last expert was Trevor Prior, a specialist Podiatric Surgeon who has wide experience inside pro football, having looked after many top league teams.