PodChatLive is the monthly live show for the continuing professional growth and development of Podiatrists as well as other health professionals who may be thinking about all the different issues which the show goes over. It is hosted by Craig Payne from Melbourne, Australia and Ian Griffiths from England, United Kingdom. The livestream goes out live on Facebook and next is later submitted to YouTube. Every live episode includes a different individual or selection of guests to discuss a unique topic of interest each time. Queries have been answered live by the hosts and their guests during the live on Facebook. Also there is a PodCast version of every live located on iTunes and Spotify and the other usual podcast options. They’ve created a huge following that is definitely growing. PodChatLive could be considered one of the methods by which podiatry practitioners could easily get zero cost professional development credits.
In episode 8, they reviewed the progress in the pain sciences and also the complexity of pain with the physiotherapist and pain instructor, Mike Stewart. The idea became apparent that it really is crucial for all of us to be aware of pain better than we have historically and health professionals really need to get the competencies to proficiently convey this to their clients. The discussion determined that pain is a personal encounter. It is an output of the mind as a result of actual or understood danger which has the goal of shielding us and getting us to modify our behaviour. Pain is contextual and is influenced by numerous factors. Mike Stewart is a physical therapist who functions as a Spinal Clinical Specialist for East Kent Hospitals University Foundation National Health Service Trust in the UK. He works full-time as a clinician with more than fifteen years of expertise handling complicated, persistent pain problems. In addition, he is a committed practice-based lecturer focused on delivering evidence-based learning to a wide variety of health care professionals, including podiatrists. Mike is currently carrying out an MSc in Clinical Education at the University of Brighton in the UK. He runs the Know Pain training all over the world.