Chilblains are a frequent skin problem in the toes in people who have the risks based on how the tiny arteries react to cold. Chilblains are very common in the colder climates and practically unknown in the warmer environments. Inspite of being so frequent there's a lot that is not understood regarding chilblains. As an example, chilblains may impact some people for several years and after that just go away for no obvious rationale. These are definitely more prevalent in those who smoke cigarettes and more frequent in those with a smaller amount body fat. They seem to be more widespread in females. In spite of all of these known risk factors it is not necessarily very clear what the pathology is by which they increase the risk. Not understanding that it can end up being relatively challenging to understand therapy for them that are broadly effective. Most remedies are only based upon anecdotes when the natural development of them is usually to heal up regardless given time. This raises the issue concerning did the therapy work or did the chilblain get well on its own anyway.
All of these issues were broadly talked about in the Podiatry live show, PodChatLive where the hosts chatted with Joseph Frenkel, a podiatrist from Victoriain Australia. This particular episode was broadcast live on Facebook and it was later on added to YouTube and also an audio version as a podcast. The PodChatLive pointed out how straightforward it's to identify a chilblain using the standard history and appearance, but also exactly how difficult it really is to find out what is a good treatment. There's not much, if any reasonable evidence as to what works better and that treatment works much better than not doing anything. There was a reasonable consensus to be able to reduce the chilblains by keeping the feet warm and approaches to take care of the feet after a chilblain has developed. Precautionary strategies were likewise talked about since they do seem to be successful.
Healthia Limited is a publicly traded organization looking to become one of Australia’s leading allied health businesses that offers podiatry, physiotherapy and related services. The company is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange with the opening of a $26.8 million Initial Public Offer (IPO). Healthia is the holding corporation that owns and manages over 70 MyFootDr podiatry businesses all around Australia. They also operate the foot orthotics lab, iOrthotics and have a 50 per cent stake of DBS Medical which sells medical products. The Initial public offering income were put to use to fund buying of more podiatry centers plus some physiotherapy and hand therapy clinics. They think that Australia’s very fragmented allied health market provides a business prospects for them to provide bundled solutions to meet the demand for physiotherapy and podiatry solutions because the population will become more aged. They aspire to do this by helping clinicians lessen management problems within their practices. The vertically bundled businesses such as iOrthotics and DBS Medical will be useful to push buying synergies, and to optimise the operations of existing centers, creating cost benefits from the improved size and improve practice administration.
One of the leaders of MyFootDr, Greg Dower, was a guest on PodChatLive, the podiatry chat show. Greg is currently the Chief Business Development Officer at MyFootDr. He is the podiatrist for the Australian cricket team and is the lead in the Elvis Presley tribute group called the Blue Cats. This relationship with Elvis has received Greg a great deal of attention in the business media regarding the the IPO of Healthia. In the PodChatLive live, Greg talked to the hosts about his journey coming from being a sole practitioner to co-owning a chain of over 50 podiatry practices (which used over 100 podiatrists) prior to the IPO and further growth. Greg talked about the considerable guidance system they've got for new graduates, and the work wiser and harder philosophy. At the end of the chat greg quickly showed us round his Graceland influenced house.
PodChatLive is a regular livestream on Facebook to produce educational content for the professional growth of Podiatry practitioners and various health professionals who could be interested in the themes that they include. While the live goes out live on Facebook at first, it is later edited and submitted to YouTube to get to a wider audience. Each live episode has a different person or number of guests to go over a unique topic every time. Queries are responded to live by the hosts as well as guests whilst in the live show on Facebook. Also, there's a audio version of every single show on iTunes and also Spotify and the other common podcast resources. They have got attained a huge following which continues increasing. PodChatLive can be regarded as one of many ways that podiatrists are able to get free professional growth hours or CME's.
Among the more recent well-liked episodes was the episode on forensic podiatry. This is a comparatively new subject of podiatry and has now become a fundamental area of the forensic judicial system is an example of how podiatry practitioners are having an impact outside the typical area of clinical work. The key area that a forensic podiatrist specializes in are gait analysis, the wear on footwear, foot print analysis and the evidence which is left behind at crime scenes. Podiatry practitioners working together with the police and present in court the abilities both lawfully and with their podiatric experience to aid the criminal prosecution services. In the episode of PodChatLive, the hosts talked to Professor. Wesley Vernon, OBE and Mr Jeremy Walker. They covered the history of forensic podiatry and the way somebody with an interest might think about getting involved. They outlined an average day in the life of a forensic podiatrist, how they carry out an analysis of shoes. Each guests discussed a few of their more unique incidents.