PodChatLive is the regular livestream for the ongoing professional development of Podiatrists and other health professionals that might be interested in the topics covered. Even non-health professionals are giving feedback that they enjoy the episodes. The stream goes out live on Facebook and then is later added to YouTube after being edited. Each live episode has a different guest or selection of guests to go over a different topic every time. A wide range of topics get covered, but all related to podiatry or the foot and lower limb. Questions are asked and are answered live by the hosts and their guests while in the live episode on Facebook. There’s even a PodCast version of each show offered on iTunes and Spotify and the other usual podcast sources that get uploaded after editing. They’ve developed a substantial following that keeps increasing. Due to that following and the positive feedback they are able to attract some very well-known and respected podiatrists to give up their time as guests. PodChatLive is regarded as one of many ways by which podiatrists might get free continuing education points or credits that are needed in many places to maintain their professional licenses.
After the first impromptu and unplanned episode that happened live from the kitchen after the hosts had dinner together, the second episode was done by the hosts to see if it could be work from a distance. Using the Zoom webinar platform, Craig Payne was in Melbourne and Ian Griffiths was in England and they connected to have a live chat about a range of topics and take questions. They wanted to see if it could work. In this second episode, they talked about supination resistance, touched on 2D Vs 3D gait analysis and were asked who our must follow accounts were on social media. It worked.