Severs disease or Calcaneal apophysitis of the heel bone is a very common problem in kids and a full show of the video livestream, PodChatLive was about this issue. PodChatLive is a live discussion stream that initially is broadcast through Facebook and it is later on added to YouTube. The audio release is additionally released as a podcast for the common podcast platforms. For that livestream on calcaneal apophysitis, the 2 hosts, Craig Payne and Ian Griffiths chatted with Alicia James concerning the most up-to-date ideas on calcaneal apophysitis (Severs disease). Alicia has finished a PhD on the ailment so was a good selection of guest. They spoke of what exactly is thought of the causes of the ailment plus some of the more widespread therapies, in particular the role of education and the way to deal with the objectives of the kid as well as their parents. Calcaneal apophysitis is essentially self limiting and always goes away by itself, therefore it is normally a situation of dealing with lifestyle and sporting activities in that time period.
Alicia James has worked in public multidisciplinary centers assessing and dealing with paediatric foot and lower leg disorders. She is presently the Head of Podiatry at Peninsula Health in Melbourne, Australia and a Director at Kingston Foot Clinic and Children’s Podiatry. Alicia carries a very strong dedication to the podiatry profession, having earlier been a director for the Australian Podiatry Association (Vic) board and a past president of the Australian Podiatry Association (Vic) in addition to being a previous chairperson of the Victorian Paediatric Podiatry Special Interest group. Alicia was given the Jennifer O’Meara Award early in 2010 for her contributions. Alicia is also a credentialed Paediatric Podiatrist as granted by the Australian Podiatry Council, being just one of the 5 podiatry practitioners in Australia who have accomplished this so far. She was recently awarded her PhD for carrying out a large clinical study of treatment options for calcaneal apophysitis in youngsters.