The Role of Podiatry in Cycling

PodChatLive is the regular livestream for the ongoing education of Podiatrists as well as other health professionals whom will be included. PodChatLive is hosted by Craig Payne from Melbourne, Australia and Ian Griffiths from England, United Kingtom. The livestream is broadcast live on Facebook after which is later on revised and submitted to YouTube so more people have access to it. Each livestream consists of a different guest or number of guests to speak about a unique subject each episode. Queries can be submitted live throughout the Facebook livestream and answered live by the Craig and Ian and guests. The audio edition is published as a PodCast available on iTunes and also Spotify and the other traditional podcast platforms. They've acquired a considerable following with podiatrists and that is increasing. PodChatLive can be viewed as one of the ways by which podiatry practitioners could get free qualified professional development time or continuing medical learning credits.

Episode eighteen of the show investigated bicycling and podiatry and associated problems. The guests were the physiotherapist, Robert Brown and the podiatrist, Nathan White. Rob Brown had been the past head Physio for the Orica-GreenEdge pro cycling group and today specializes in cycling analysis, injury and bike fit. Nathan White has worked directly with lots of elite cyclists all over Australasia and is the co-founder of the custom made orthoses company Cobra9 Cycling Orthotics. In the episode on bicycling they discussed exactly what a bike fit consists of and just how critical the bike fit will be to avoid injury and increase bicycling economy. They also discussed the prevalent foot conditions bike riders present with and also the clinical thought behind managing them. That was significant because of the dynamics of the bicycling shoes as well as the bio-mechanics of bicycling which is so distinct to walking and running. They additionally had an in-depth conversation concerning the foot level treatments both within the shoe (orthoses) and external to it (at the interface with the cleat and pedal).