PodChatLive is the weekly live show for the regular professional growth and development of Podiatry practitioners as well as other health professionals who may 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 show goes out live on Facebook and next is later transferred to YouTube. Every live episode includes a different person or selection of guests to talk about a unique area 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 recording of each show found on iTunes and Spotify and the various other usual podcast options. They’ve developed a sizeable following that is definitely growing. The livestream may be thought to be one of the ways by which podiatrists could easily get complimentary professional development hours.
In episode eight, the show reviewed the progress in the pain sciences and also the the nature of pain with the physiotherapist and pain teacher, Mike Stewart. The idea became obvious it's really important for all of us to grasp pain much better than we have traditionally and physicians have to get the competencies to properly communicate this to their clients. The conversation determined that pain is really a individual experience. It is deemed an output of the brain as a result of actual or perceived threat which has the goal of protecting us and getting us to change our behaviour. Pain is contextual and is influenced by a lot of factors. Mike Stewart is a physiotherapist that works as a Spinal Clinical Specialist for East Kent Hospitals University Foundation National Health Service Trust in the United Kingdom. He works full-time as a clinician with over fifteen years of experience taking care of complicated, chronic pain problems. Additionally, he is a dedicated practice-based educator committed to delivering evidence-based training to a wide selection of health care professionals, which includes podiatrists. He is presently undertaking an MSc in Clinical Education at the University of Brighton in the United Kingdom. He runs the Know Pain programs worldwide.