Calcaneal apophysitis or Severs disease of the heel is a common disorder in youngsters and a full episode of the video livestream, PodChatLive was focused on the subject. PodChatLive is a live discussion stream that initially goes out on Facebook and it is later added to YouTube. The audio release is also published as a podcast on the customary podcast channels. For the livestream on calcaneal apophysitis, the 2 hosts, Craig Payne and Ian Griffiths talked with Alicia James regarding the latest ideas on calcaneal apophysitis (Severs disease). She finished a PhD on the condition so was a good selection of guest. They discussed what is thought of the causes of the ailment and some of the more established treatments, in particular the role of education and how to handle the expectations of the kid as well as their parents. Calcaneal apophysitis is essentially self limiting and always comes right by itself, so it is usually a case of dealing with lifestyle and sports activities in that time.
Alicia James has worked in public multidisciplinary centers assessing and treating paediatric foot and lower leg problems. Alicia is currently the Head of Podiatry at Peninsula Health and a Director at Kingston Foot Clinic and Children’s Podiatry. Alicia carries a quite strong commitment to the podiatry profession, having earlier been a director for the Australian Podiatry Association (Vic) board and a previous president of the Australian Podiatry Association (Vic) as well as being a previous chairperson of the Victorian Paediatric Podiatry Special Interest group. She was awarded the Jennifer O’Meara Award at the start of 2010 for her efforts. She is additionally a credentialed Paediatric Podiatrist as given by the Australian Podiatry Council, being only one of the 5 podiatry practitioners in Australia who have accomplished this so far. Alicia was not long ago given her PhD for undertaking a substantial clinical study of treatment plans for calcaneal apophysitis in kids.