PodChatLive is a free weekly live chat for the continuing professional development and education of Podiatry practitioners as well as other individuals which will get involved in the clinical professions. It goes live on Facebook after which is later put into YouTube. Every live show features a different guest or range of guests to discuss a unique area of interest each time. Questions are answered live by the hosts and guests whilst in the livestream on Facebook. Also there is a PodCast recording of every single show offered on iTunes along with Spotify and the other typical podcast places. They already have gained a large following that is increasing. PodChatLive can be considered among the many ways that podiatry practitioners might get free professional improvement credits that go towards there registration or licencing needs.
One early livestream on dermatology included the podiatrist Belinda Longhurst. That instance of PodCHatLive pleasantly surprised the hosts as they weren't that particularly serious about the subject, but it gained a great deal of awareness it is more or less probably the most looked at and most listened to show that they have done. It opened the hosts eyes towards doing more episodes on issues that will not actually be of most interest for them, yet do catch the attention of a diverse viewers. In this episode on dermatology several subjects were talked about such as the latest for the treatment of the really frequent problems observed in podiatry practice such as fungal infections and plantar verrucae were reviewed. Additionally, they brought up simply how much pseudoscience within dermatology in podiatry there seemed to be and how widely used methods such as aqueous cream as well as tea tree oil really have no place whatsoever in modern day evidence informed practice. That did surprise plenty of the audience, judging by the remarks on Facebook. The show also covered plenty of great clinical gems like a checklist for recognizing cancerous lesions, how the lions share of what is apparently anhidrosis could be tinea and even more!