Calcaneal apophysitis or Severs disease of the heel bone is a common condition in kids and a whole show of the video livestream, PodChatLive had been focused on the topic. PodChatLive is a live discussion stream that originally goes out on Facebook and it is subsequently added to YouTube. The audio edition is also released as a podcast for the customary podcast channels. With the episode on calcaneal apophysitis, the 2 hosts, Craig Payne and Ian Griffiths chatted with Alicia James concerning the latest ideas on calcaneal apophysitis (Severs disease). She completed a PhD on the problem therefore was obviously a good choice of expert. They discussed exactly what is thought of the causes of the condition and some of the more widespread remedies, especially the role of knowledge and how to deal with the presumptions of the kid in addition to their parents. The ailment is largely self limiting and definitely disappears by itself, so it is commonly a situation of managing lifestyle and sporting activities in that period.

Alicia James has worked in public multidisciplinary centers evaluating and dealing with paediatric foot and lower leg disorders. She is at present the Head of Podiatry at Peninsula Health in Melbourne and a podiatrist at Kingston Foot Clinic and Children’s Podiatry. Alicia carries a quite strong dedication 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. She was awarded the Jennifer O’Meara Award early in 2010 for her efforts. She is also a credentialed Paediatric Podiatrist as awarded by the Australian Podiatry Council, being only one of the five podiatrists around Australia that have attained this so far. She was not long ago granted her PhD for undertaking a sizable clinical trial of treatment methods for calcaneal apophysitis in children.