Calcaneal apophysitis or Severs disease in the heel bone is a common condition in youngsters and a whole episode of the video livestream, PodChatLive had been about the subject. PodChatLive is a live chat stream that initially is broadcast through Facebook and it is later on added to YouTube. The audio adaptation is also released as a podcast on the customary podcast platforms. With the livestream on calcaneal apophysitis, the two hosts, Craig Payne and Ian Griffiths talked with Alicia James concerning the latest ideas on calcaneal apophysitis (Severs disease). Alicia has carried out a PhD on the ailment therefore was obviously a good choice of expert. They discussed exactly what is thought about the cause of the condition and some of the more established remedies, particularly the role of knowledge and how to handle the expectations of the child and their parents. Calcaneal Apophysitis is basically self limiting and definitely disappears on its own, so it's often a situation of taking care of lifestyle and sporting activities in that period.
Alicia James has worked in public multidisciplinary clinics assessing and treating paediatric foot and lower leg conditions. Alicia is presently the Head of Podiatry at Peninsula Health in Melbourne and a podiatrist at the Kingston Foot Clinic and Children’s Podiatry. Alicia has a quite strong dedication to the podiatry profession, having earlier been a director for the Australian Podiatry Association (Vic) board and a past president of the Australian Podiatry Association (Vic) in addition to being a past chairperson of the Victorian Paediatric Podiatry Special Interest group. She was given the Jennifer O’Meara Award early in 2010 for her contributions. She is additionally a credentialed Paediatric Podiatrist as given by the Australian Podiatry Council, being just one of the 5 podiatrists around Australia who have gained this so far. Alicia was not long ago awarded her PhD for carrying out a big clinical trial of treatment plans for calcaneal apophysitis in youngsters.