PodChatLive is the regular livestream for the ongoing professional development of Podiatrists as well as other people that could be interested in all the different subject matter that they goes over. It is managed by Craig Payne from Melbourne, Australia and Ian Griffiths from England, United Kingdom. The stream is broadcast live on Facebook and after that is later transferred to YouTube. Each live show includes a different individual or selection of guests to debate a unique area of interest every time. Inquiries have been answered live by the hosts and their guests during the livestream on Facebook. There's also a PodCast recording of every stream found on iTunes and Spotify and the various other common podcast options. They’ve evolved a sizeable following which is growing. PodChatLive may be regarded as one of the ways in which podiatry practitioners might get free professional development hours.
In episode eight, they reviewed the progress in the pain sciences and the complexness of pain with the physical therapist and pain educator, Mike Stewart. The idea became clear that it's essential for all of us to be aware of pain much better than we have historically and clinicians have to get the knowledge to proficiently communicate this to their clients. The topic concluded that pain is really a personal experience. It is an creation of the mind in response to actual or perceived threat that has the aim of shielding us and getting us to alter our behaviour. Pain is contextual and is affected by many factors. Mike Stewart is a physiotherapist that functions as a Spinal Clinical Specialist for East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust in the United Kingdom. Mike works full-time as a clinician with over fifteen years of experience taking care of complex, persistent pain disorders. Furthermore, he is a dedicated practice-based lecturer committed to offering evidence-based learning to a wide selection of health professionals, which includes podiatrists. Mike is presently undertaking an MSc in Clinical Education at the University of Brighton in the UK. He teaches the Know Pain courses all over the world.