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What can a podiatrists do to help a cyclist?

PodChatLive is the regular monthly live chat for the regular interaction of Podiatry practitioners and also other health professionals who could be involved. The show is hosted by Craig Payne from Melbourne, Australia and Ian Griffiths from England, United Kingtom. The stream goes out live on Facebook after which is later on modified and submitted to YouTube so lots more people have access to it. Each livestream includes a different guest or number of guests to speak about some other theme each month. Questions can be placed live throughout the Facebook stream and answered live by the hosts and guests. The audio edition is released as a PodCast available on iTunes and also Spotify and the other usual podcast resources. They've obtained a considerable following with podiatrists and that is escalating. PodChatLive may very well be a great way through which podiatrists could get free professional development time or continuing medical learning credits.

Episode 18 of the series talked about bicycling and podiatry and connected topics. The guests were the physical therapist, Robert Brown and the podiatrist, Nathan White. Rob Brown had been the past head physical therapist for the Orica-GreenEdge pro cycling group and today specialises in bicycling evaluation, injury and bicycle fit. Nathan White has worked directly with many elite cyclists all over Australasia and is the co-founder with the tailor made orthoses company Cobra9 Cycling Orthotics. In the show on cycling they talked about exactly what a bike fit is made up of and how vital the bike fit is to avoid injury and improve cycling economy. They also described the prevalent foot problems bicyclists present with and the clinical thinking behind dealing with them. That was essential due to the dynamics of the cycling shoes as well as the bio-mechanics of bicycling which is so different to running and walking. They also had an deatailed discussion about the foot level interventions both inside the shoe (orthoses) and external to it (at the interface with the cleat/pedal).