The Importance of a 3D Gait Analysis

There is a weekly livestream named PodChatLive for the continuing professional development and learning of Podiatry practitioners as well as other clinicians that might be keen on the foot and related issues. The show is sent out live on Facebook and next it's edited to enhance the product quality and then uploaded to YouTube to reach a broader viewership. Each live show features a unique guest or group of guests to go over a particular issue in every stream. Inquiries are answered live by the hosts and guests while in the livestream on Facebook. Additionally there is a audio edition of every show found on iTunes as well as Spotify and the other common podcast services that will get submitted following the original livestream. The hosts created a large following that keeps getting more popular. PodChatLive is viewed as one way in which podiatrists can get free professional improvement points or continuing education credits.

The range of topics is very diverse. In the second episode whilst the notion of the livestream was still being put together, the two hosts were asked a live question which they didn't feel competent enough to respond to, so for the following livestream that they had on their first guest that was really the start of the PodChatLive format. That first guest was Chris Bishop from Adelaide in Australia who's an authority on the 3D evaluation of gait or the appraisal of how that people run or walk using advanced systems. The show reviewed the advantages of and disadvantages of these approaches for use by podiatry practitioners and the expenses involved with setting up a facility to complete a professional 3D analysis of gait. The issue of how much the setup costs in relationship to the improvement in clinical outcomes was a fundamental part of that conversation. Chris was definitely an invaluable guest and allowed the hosts to test the format of having a guest on remotely during a live stream.