Calcaneal apophysitis or Severs disease of the heel is a very common problem in children and a full episode of the video livestream, PodChatLive had been focused on the condition. PodChatLive is a live discussion stream that originally is broadcast through Facebook and is subsequently published to YouTube. The audio adaptation is also released as a podcast for the usual podcast platforms. For that episode on calcaneal apophysitis, the 2 hosts, Craig Payne and Ian Griffiths talked with Alicia James concerning the most up-to-date thoughts on calcaneal apophysitis (Severs disease). She finished a PhD on the ailment therefore was a good choice of guest. They outlined what is thought about the causes of calcaneal apophysitis and some of the more established therapies, particularly the role of education and how to manage the objectives of the kid as well as their parents. Calcaneal apophysitis is largely self limiting and always goes away by itself, therefore it is usually a case of coping with lifestyle and sporting activities during that time period.
Alicia James has worked in public multidisciplinary clinics evaluating and managing childrens foot and lower leg conditions. Alicia is presently the Head of Podiatry at Peninsula Health in Melbourne and a Director at the Kingston Foot Clinic and Children’s Podiatry. Alicia has a quite strong dedication to the podiatry profession, having previously been a director for the Australian Podiatry Association (Vic) board and a previous president of the Australian Podiatry Association (Vic) in addition to being a past chair of the Victorian Paediatric Podiatry Special Interest group. She was given the Jennifer O’Meara Award at the start of 2010 for her efforts. Alicia is additionally a credentialed Paediatric Podiatrist as given by the Australian Podiatry Council, being just one of the 5 podiatry practitioners around Australia who have reached this so far. She was recently granted her PhD for undertaking a significant clinical trial of treatment options for calcaneal apophysitis in kids.