Calcaneal apophysitis or Severs disease of the heel bone is a very common disorder in kids and a whole show of the video livestream, PodChatLive had been focused on the condition. Severs disease is a live talk stream that initially goes out through Facebook and is later on added to YouTube. The audio adaptation is also released as a podcast on the usual podcast platforms. For that episode on calcaneal apophysitis, the two hosts, Craig Payne and Ian Griffiths chatted with Alicia James regarding the most up-to-date thoughts on calcaneal apophysitis (PodChatLive). Alicia has completed a PhD on the problem so was obviously a good selection of expert. They talked about what is thought of the cause of calcaneal apophysitis plus some of the more widespread remedies, particularly the role of knowledge and the way to manage the objectives of the kid as well as their parents. The condition is largely self limiting and always comes right on its own, so it's often a case of managing lifestyle and sports activities during that time.
Alicia James has worked in public multidisciplinary centers assessing and treating paediatric foot and lower leg disorders. Alicia is at present the Head of Podiatry at Peninsula Health in Melbourne, Australia and a Director at Kingston Foot Clinic and Children’s Podiatry. She carries 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) as well as being a previous chairperson of the Victorian Paediatric Podiatry Special Interest group. She was given the Jennifer O’Meara Award at the start of 2010 for her contributions. Alicia is additionally a credentialed Paediatric Podiatrist as awarded by the Australian Podiatry Council, being only one of the five podiatrists around Australia that have achieved this so far. Alicia was not long ago given her PhD for undertaking a substantial clinical trial of treatment plans for calcaneal apophysitis in children.