The Role of Podiatry in Cycling

PodChatLive is the regular livestream for the ongoing education of Podiatrists and also other health professionals that might be included. The show is hosted by Craig Payne from Melbourne, Australia and Ian Griffiths from England, United Kingtom. The stream is broadcast live on Facebook after which is later on modified and downloaded to YouTube so lots more people can access the episode. Each livestream has a different guest or number of guests to talk about some other theme each week. Requests can be placed live during the Facebook livestream and answered live by the Craig and Ian and guests. The audio edition is published as a PodCast offered on iTunes and also Spotify and the other usual podcast platforms. They've attained a considerable following among podiatry practitioners and that is increasing. PodChatLive may very well be one of the ways through which podiatrists might get free professional development time or ongoing medical learning credits.

Episode eighteen of the show investigated bicycling and podiatry and relevant issues. The guests were the physiotherapist, Robert Brown and the podiatrist, Nathan White. Rob Brown was the previous head Physio for the Orica-GreenEdge professional cycling group and today specialises in cycling analysis, injury and bike fit. Nathan White has worked directly with numerous elite cyclists throughout Australasia and is the co-founder with the made to order orthoses business Cobra9 Cycling Orthotics. In the PodChatLive on cycling they described what a bike fit includes and how significant the bike fit would be to prevent injury and improve bicycling efficiency. In addition they described the frequent foot problems bicyclists present with and also the clinical thinking behind taking care of them. That was necessary due to the dynamics of the cycling footwear as well as the bio-mechanics of cycling which is so different to walking and running. They additionally had an deatailed conversation in regards to the foot level interventions both within the footwear (orthoses) and external to it (at the interface with the cleat and pedal).