Calcaneal apophysitis or Severs disease in the heel bone is a common condition in youngsters and a full show of the video livestream, PodChatLive was about the subject. PodChatLive is a live talk stream that originally is broadcast through Facebook and it is afterwards added to YouTube. The audio adaptation is also published as a podcast on the usual podcast channels. For the livestream on calcaneal apophysitis, the two hosts, Craig Payne and Ian Griffiths talked with Alicia James about the most up-to-date ideas on calcaneal apophysitis (Severs disease). She carried out a PhD on the disorder therefore was obviously a good selection of guest. They pointed out what exactly is thought of the causes of Severs disease and some of the more established treatments, particularly the role of education and how to handle the expectations of the kid in addition to their parents. Severs disease is largely self limiting and definitely goes away by itself, therefore it is normally a situation of managing lifestyle and physical activities in that time period.
Alicia James has worked in public multidisciplinary centers assessing and managing paediatric foot and lower leg disorders. Alicia is at present the Head of Podiatry at Peninsula Health in Melbourne and a podiatrist at Kingston Foot Clinic and Children’s Podiatry. Alicia has a quite strong commitment to the podiatry profession, having earlier been a director for the Australian Podiatry Association (Vic) board and a past president of the Australian Podiatry Association (Vic) in addition to being a past chairperson of the Victorian Paediatric Podiatry Special Interest group. Alicia was given the Jennifer O’Meara Award early in 2010 for her efforts. Alicia is additionally a credentialed Paediatric Podiatrist as given by the Australian Podiatry Council, being only one of the five podiatry practitioners in Australia who have accomplished this so far. She was not long ago awarded her PhD for carrying out a large clinical study of treatment plans for calcaneal apophysitis in youngsters.