PodChatLive is the monthly livestream for the ongoing professional growth and development of Podiatrists as well as other people who might be thinking about all the different themes which each episode goes over. It is hosted by Craig Payne from Melbourne, Australia and Ian Griffiths from England, United Kingdom. The livestream goes out live on Facebook after which is later transferred to YouTube. Every live show features a different person or collection of guests to go over a unique topic of interest each time. Queries have been answered live by the hosts and guests during the live on Facebook. Also there is a PodCast version of every live available on iTunes and Spotify and the other usual podcast options. They’ve created a huge following which is growing. The livestream is usually considered one of the methods in which podiatrists could easily get complimentary professional development hours.

 

In episode 8, the show reviewed the developments in the pain sciences and also the the nature of pain with the physical therapist and pain teacher, Mike Stewart. It became clear it's imperative for us to be aware of pain a lot better than we have historically and podiatrists have to get the competencies to be able to effectively convey this to their clients. The dialogue determined that pain is really a individual experience. It is an creation of the mind as a result of real or understood danger which has the purpose of shielding us and getting us to alter our behaviour. Pain is contextual and it is affected by a lot of factors. Mike Stewart is a physical therapist that works as a Spinal Clinical Specialist for East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust in the UK. Mike works full-time as a physiotherapist with over fifteen years of experience handling complicated, chronic pain problems. Additionally, Mike is a dedicated practice-based lecturer dedicated to delivering evidence-based instruction to a wide variety of health care professionals, including podiatrists. Mike is currently undertaking an MSc in Clinical Education at the University of Brighton in the United Kingdom. Mike operates the Know Pain programs all over the world.