PodChatLive is the weekly live show for the regular professional continuing development of Podiatry practitioners as well as other health professionals that will be thinking about all the different subjects that each episode covers. It is hosted by Craig Payne from Melbourne, Australia and Ian Griffiths from England, United Kingdom. The livestream is broadcast live on Facebook and next is later uploaded to YouTube. Every live episode features a different individual or number of guests to debate a unique area of interest each time. Questions have been answered live by the hosts and guests during the livestream on Facebook. There's also a PodCast recording of each livestream found on iTunes and Spotify and the various other common podcast providers. They’ve evolved a massive following that is definitely growing. The show can be regarded as one of the ways by which podiatrists might get free professional development hours.
In episode eight, the show discussed the advancements in the pain sciences and the complexity of pain with the physical therapist and pain instructor, Mike Stewart. It became obvious that it really is important for all of us to understand pain much better than we have historically and physicians ought to develop the techniques to successfully convey this to their clients. The discussion determined that pain is really a individual experience. It is an creation of the brain as a result of real or perceived threat which has the purpose of shielding us and getting us to alter our behaviour. Pain is contextual and is influenced by many factors. Mike Stewart is a physiotherapist who works as a Spinal Clinical Specialist for East Kent Hospitals University Foundation National Health Service Trust in the United Kingdom. Mike works full-time as a physiotherapist with more than 15 years of expertise handling complex, persistent pain conditions. In addition, he is a dedicated practice-based teacher devoted to delivering evidence-based learning to a wide selection of health professionals, such as podiatrists. He is presently carrying out an MSc in Clinical Education at the University of Brighton in the UK. He teaches the Know Pain courses all over the world.