Calcaneal apophysitis or Severs disease in the heel bone is a very common problem in kids and an entire episode of the video livestream, PodChatLive was dedicated to the topic. PodChatLive is a live talk stream that initially is broadcast on Facebook and is subsequently published to YouTube. The audio adaptation is additionally released as a podcast on the usual podcast platforms. For that livestream on calcaneal apophysitis, the two hosts, Craig Payne and Ian Griffiths chatted with Alicia James concerning the latest thoughts on calcaneal apophysitis (Severs disease). She finished a PhD on the condition therefore was a good choice of guest. They talked about exactly what is thought of the causes of the condition and some of the more widespread treatments, in particular the role of knowledge and the way to manage the presumptions of the kid and their parents. The condition is essentially self limiting and always comes right by itself, so it is usually a case of taking care of lifestyle and physical activities in that time.
Alicia James has worked in public multidisciplinary centers assessing and managing childrens foot and lower leg disorders. She is presently the Head of Podiatry at Peninsula Health in Melbourne, Australia and a podiatrist at the Kingston Foot Clinic and Children’s Podiatry. Alicia 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) as well as being a past chairperson of the Victorian Paediatric Podiatry Special Interest group. Alicia was given the Jennifer O’Meara Award at the start of 2010 for her contributions. Alicia is also a credentialed Paediatric Podiatrist as granted by the Australian Podiatry Council, being just one of the 5 podiatrists around Australia that have reached this so far. Alicia was recently given her PhD for carrying out a substantial clinical study of treatment methods for calcaneal apophysitis in youngsters.