Severs disease or Calcaneal apophysitis in the heel is a very common condition in children and a whole episode of the video livestream, PodChatLive had been about the topic. PodChatLive is a live talk stream that originally is broadcast through Facebook and it is subsequently published to YouTube. The audio version is also released as a podcast for the customary podcast channels. With the episode on calcaneal apophysitis, the 2 hosts, Craig Payne and Ian Griffiths spoke with Alicia James around the most recent thoughts on calcaneal apophysitis (Severs disease). Alicia has carried out a PhD on the problem therefore was obviously a good choice of guest. They outlined what is thought of what causes calcaneal apophysitis plus some of the more common therapies, in particular the role of knowledge and the way to take care of the presumptions of the child in addition to their parents. The condition is largely self limiting and definitely comes right on its own, so it will be normally a case of dealing with lifestyle and physical activities during that period.
Alicia James has worked in public multidisciplinary clinics evaluating and dealing with childrens foot and lower leg problems. She is presently the Head of Podiatry at Peninsula Health in Melbourne and a podiatrist at Kingston Foot Clinic and Children’s Podiatry. She carries a quite strong dedication 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 awarded by the Australian Podiatry Council, being just one of the five podiatry practitioners around Australia who have reached this so far. She was not long ago awarded her PhD for undertaking a substantial clinical trial of treatment plans for calcaneal apophysitis in kids.