Severs disease or Calcaneal apophysitis in the heel is a common disorder in kids and a full episode of the video livestream, PodChatLive had been focused on the subject. PodChatLive is a live talk stream that originally is broadcast on Facebook and it is afterwards published to YouTube. The audio adaptation is additionally released as a podcast for the common podcast platforms. For that livestream on calcaneal apophysitis, the two hosts, Craig Payne and Ian Griffiths spoke with Alicia James in regards to the most up-to-date thoughts on calcaneal apophysitis (Severs disease). She finished a PhD on the problem therefore was obviously a good selection of expert. They spoke of what exactly is thought of what causes the condition plus some of the more established therapies, especially the role of education and the way to deal with the presumptions of the kid as well as their parents. Calcaneal apophysitis is basically self limiting and definitely disappears by itself, so it will be normally a situation of managing lifestyle and sports activities in that time period.
Alicia James has worked in public multidisciplinary centers assessing and treating childrens foot and lower leg conditions. Alicia is currently the Head of Podiatry at Peninsula Health and a Director at the Kingston Foot Clinic and Children’s Podiatry. She carries a very strong commitment to the podiatry profession, having earlier been a director on the Australian Podiatry Association (Vic) board and a past president of the Australian Podiatry Association (Vic) in addition to being a previous chairperson of the Victorian Paediatric Podiatry Special Interest group. She was given the Jennifer O’Meara Award at the beginning of 2010 for her contributions. She is additionally a credentialed Paediatric Podiatrist as given by the Australian Podiatry Council, being just one of the five podiatry practitioners in Australia that have achieved this so far. Alicia was not long ago given her PhD for undertaking a big clinical trial of treatment methods for calcaneal apophysitis in children.