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The Role of Podiatry in Cycling

PodChatLive is the regular monthly live for the regular interaction of Podiatry practitioners and also other health professionals whom could be included. PodChatLive is hosted by Craig Payne from Melbourne, Australia and Ian Griffiths from England, United Kingtom. The livestream goes out live on Facebook then is later modified and uploaded to YouTube so lots more people can access it. Each livestream features a different guest or number of guests to speak about a unique subject each episode. Inquiries are usually placed live throughout the Facebook stream and answered live by the Ian and Craig and guests. The audio version is released as a PodCast on iTunes and also Spotify and the other conventional podcast sources. They have gathered a significant following with podiatry practitioners which is improving. PodChatLive can be viewed as a great way through which podiatrists can get free professional development time or continuing medical learning credits.

Episode eighteen of the series investigated bicycling and podiatry and associated topics. The guests were the physical therapist, Robert Brown and the podiatrist, Nathan White. Rob Brown was the former head Physio for the Orica-GreenEdge pro cycling group and today specialises in bicycling evaluation, injury and bike fit. Nathan White has worked closely with numerous elite cyclists throughout Australasia and is the co-founder with the custom made orthoses business Cobra9 Cycling Orthotics. In the show on bicycling  they talked about exactly what a bike fit consists of and how significant the bike fit will be to avoid injury and improve cycling efficiency. In addition they talked about the common foot problems cyclists present with and the clinical reasoning pertaining to taking care of them. That was essential because of the nature of the bicycling shoes as well as the biomechanics of cycling which is very distinctive to running and walking. They also had an deatailed dialogue in regards to the foot level treatments both within the footwear (orthoses) and exterior to it (on the interface with the cleat/pedal).