What is forensic podiatry?
PodChatLive is a monthly livestream on Facebook to produce informative content for the professional growth of Podiatrists as well as other health professionals who could be interested in the themes which they include. Even though the live goes out live on Facebook at first, it is later modified and published to YouTube to get to a broader audience. Each live episode features a different person or number of guests to discuss a distinctive area of interest each time. Questions are answered live by the hosts and guests whilst in the live episode on Facebook. Additionally, there's a audio version of every episode on iTunes as well as Spotify and the other common podcast sites. They've got accumulated a huge following that continues increasing. PodChatLive is seen as among the many ways that podiatrists are able to get free professional development points or CME's.
One of the more recent well-liked streams was the episode on forensic podiatry. This is a relatively new part of podiatry and has become a important part of the forensic legal system is an example of how podiatrists are having an impact outside of the typical area of clinical work. The key area that the forensic podiatrist concentrates on are gait analysis, the wear on shoes, foot print evaluation and the evidence that is left behind at crime scenes. Podiatry practitioners working together with the police and present in court the skills both lawfully and with their podiatric experience to aid the justice services. In the episode of PodChatLive, the hosts spoke to Professor. Wesley Vernon, OBE and Mr Jeremy Walker. They covered a brief history of forensic podiatry and the way somebody with an interest might look at getting involved. They outlined an average day in the life of a forensic podiatrist, the way they carry out an analysis of footwear. Both guests described some of their more unique cases.