PodChatLive is the regular livestream for the regular professional growth and development of Podiatry practitioners as well as other people who could be interested in all the different topics which each episode covers. It is hosted by Craig Payne from Melbourne, Australia and Ian Griffiths from England, United Kingdom. The show is broadcast live on Facebook and after that is later transferred to YouTube. Each live show has a different person or selection of guests to debate a unique area of interest every time. Questions have been answered live by the hosts and guests during the livestream on Facebook. There is also a PodCast recording of every episode found on iTunes and Spotify and the various other common podcast options. They’ve gained a considerable following which happens to be growing. The livestream could be considered one of the methods in which podiatrists could easily get free professional development hours.
In episode 8, they discussed the advancements in the pain sciences and the complexity of pain with the physical therapist and pain educator, Mike Stewart. The idea became apparent that it is vital for all of us to understand pain better than we have in the past and physicians ought to get the skills to efficiently convey this to their clients. The conversation determined that pain is a individual experience. It is an output of the mind in response to actual or perceived threat which has the goal of safeguarding us and getting us to switch our behaviour. Pain is contextual and it is influenced by a number of 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. He works full-time as a clinician with over 15 years of experience managing complex, chronic pain problems. Additionally, he is a committed practice-based instructor devoted to providing evidence-based education and learning to a wide array of health care professionals, such as podiatry practitioners. Mike is presently carrying out an MSc in Clinical Education at the University of Brighton in the United Kingdom. He runs the Know Pain courses all over the world.