PodChatLive is the weekly video podcast for the continuing professional growth and development of Podiatrists together with other health professionals that will be thinking about all the different topics which the show goes over. It is hosted by Craig Payne from Melbourne, Australia and Ian Griffiths from England, United Kingdom. The show goes out live on Facebook after which is later submitted to YouTube. Each live episode includes a different person or selection of guests to talk about a unique topic of interest every time. Issues have been answered live by the hosts and guests during the livestream on Facebook. There's also a PodCast version of each live found on iTunes and Spotify and the other common podcast options. They’ve developed a large following that is definitely growing. PodChatLive is usually regarded as one of the ways by which podiatry practitioners could easily get no cost professional development points.
In episode 8, the show talked about the advancements in the pain sciences and also the the nature of pain with the physical therapist and pain lecturer, Mike Stewart. It became clear it's important for us to be aware of pain better than we have historically and podiatrists have got to get the competencies to be able to proficiently communicate this to their clients. The dialogue determined that pain is a individual encounter. It is deemed an output of the mind as a result of real or understood danger that has the aim of shielding us and getting us to switch our behaviour. Pain is contextual and it is influenced by numerous factors. Mike Stewart is a physiotherapist who functions as a Spinal Clinical Specialist for East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust in the UK. Mike works full-time as a clinician with over fifteen years of expertise handling complicated, chronic pain conditions. Furthermore, Mike is a dedicated practice-based lecturer devoted to providing evidence-based training to a wide selection of health care professionals, including podiatrists. He is presently undertaking an MSc in Clinical Education at the University of Brighton in the UK. He operates the Know Pain courses globally.