Calcaneal apophysitis or Severs disease in the heel is a common disorder in kids and an entire episode of the video livestream, PodChatLive had been focused on the subject. PodChatLive is a live chat stream that initially is broadcast through Facebook and it is afterwards added to YouTube. The audio release is additionally published as a podcast for the common podcast channels. With the livestream on calcaneal apophysitis, the 2 hosts, Craig Payne and Ian Griffiths talked with Alicia James in regards to the latest ideas on calcaneal apophysitis (Severs disease). She carried out a PhD on the disorder therefore was obviously a good selection of guest. They talked about what is thought about the cause of the ailment and some of the more established remedies, particularly the role of knowledge and how to deal with the presumptions of the kid and their parents. Calcaneal apophysitis is essentially self limiting and definitely goes away by itself, so it is often a situation of taking care of lifestyle and sports activities during that time.
Alicia James has worked in public multidisciplinary centers evaluating and dealing with childrens foot and lower leg conditions. She is currently the Head of Podiatry at Peninsula Health and a Director at Kingston Foot Clinic and Children’s Podiatry. She carries a very strong commitment to the podiatry profession, having earlier been a director on the Australian Podiatry Association (Vic) board and a previous president of the Australian Podiatry Association (Vic) in addition to being a previous chairperson of the Victorian Paediatric Podiatry Special Interest group. Alicia was awarded the Jennifer O’Meara Award at the beginning of 2010 for her efforts. She is additionally a credentialed Paediatric Podiatrist as given by the Australian Podiatry Council, being only one of the five podiatrists around Australia that have obtained this so far. She was recently granted her PhD for carrying out a large clinical study of treatment methods for calcaneal apophysitis in kids.