Episode 92 with Doug Richie [The Richie Brace]

In this episode we were joined by Dr Doug Richie, DPM from his home in California to talk about The Richie Brace. It was introduced in the USA in 1996 and now 25 years later is sold in 7 countries. Doug talks us through what led him to invent and the brace, some clinical tips for when to consider it over standard custom made foot orthoses, the main pathologies it can be useful for and how simple it is to fill out the prescription form! He also plugged his new book “Pathomechanics of Common Foot Disorders” (see links below).

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Episode 91 with Joe Brooks [Mental Health, a Podiatrists Story]

In this episode we were totally honoured to be joined by Joe Brooks (Podiatrist, Director of APodA Australia and Beyond Blue speaker) from his home in Tasmania and listen to his personal account of how he has suffered with anxiety and depression. He discussed some of the signs that may suggest getting help would be sensible, how important it is to have that difficult first conversation, and some of his own experiences and coping mechanisms than continue to this day. An inspirational man.

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Episode 90 with Ebonie Vincent & Brad Schaeffer [My Feet are Killing Me]

In this episode we were joined by Dr Brad from the East coast and Dr Ebonie from the West coast about the hit TLC show My Feet Are Killing Me. We chatted about how they came to be on the show, the process a patient who is being seen on TV goes through, and some of our favourite real time Twitter comments whilst the show is airing. Follow Ebonie and Brad over on Instagram, and check out the show on TLC, Discovery+ and Really (UK). There were a number of technical difficulties in this brief episode but it was loads of fun talking to them.

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Episode 89 with Peter Malliaras [Talking Tendons]

In this episode we were joined by Dr Peter Malliaras, Associate Professor at Monash University and world renowned expert in tendinopathy who gave us his insight into what they key risk factors are for developing a tendon problem, clinical symptoms that help diagnose a tendinopathy, what we should be calling them (even though inflammation is still probably a part of the picture), and what good and bad management might look like.

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Connect with Peter:
Peter’s course on tendinopathy: https://www.tendinopathyrehab.com/

Episode 88 with the Doctors of Running [Best Running Shoes of 2020]

In this episode we were joined by the “Doctors of Running” (Matt Klein, Nathan Brown & David Salas) to have one final nerd out for the year about some of the shoes 2020 brought us, with special shouts to Atreyu for a new subscription model (and a really fun shoe), Saucony for crushing it with their Endorphin range, Nike’s Infinity React (which defintely decreases your injury by 52%), and of course the two muscle cars that have been battling it out for WR’s in the Nike Aphafly and Adidas Adizero Adios Pro. We also ask the Doctors what their favourite shoes are and why, and what we should all be excited about looking forward into 2021.

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About the Doctors of Running:
See the Doctors of Running website: https://www.doctorsofrunning.com/

Episode 87 with Farrah Jawad [Vitamin D]

In this episode we were joined by Dr Farrah Jawad who is a Consultant in Musculoskeletal, Sport & Exercise Medicine at Pure Sports Medicine in London (and within the NHS), has worked extensively in elite sport, and has undertaken research at the Royal Ballet looking at seasonal variation in Vitamin D levels among its dancers. We talked about how important Vitamin D is, how common insufficiency is, where we can source Vitamin D, and its link with foot and ankle pathology.

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About Farrah Jawad:
Dr Farrah Jawad is a Consultant in Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine at Pure Sports Medicine.
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Threads on Podiatry Arena on Vitamin D:
Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency in Patients with Foot and Ankle Injuries
Vitamin D supplementation and diabetic foot ulcers
Growing pains and vitamin D supplementation

Episode 86 with Christian Barton [Knee Pain in Runners]

In this episode we were joined by Christian Barton. Christian is a Physiotherapist who completed his PhD in patellofemoral pain and is now a post-doctoral researcher at LaTrobe University, Associate Editor at the BJSM, leads the TREK and GLA:D initiatives and also works in private practice where he specialises in knee pain in runners. He talked through how to differentiate between the most common knee complaints we see, the importance of not ignoring the psychosocial factors during the history taking, the evidence behind foot orthoses for PFP, hip level rehabilitation/exercises and what good and bad management of knee pain may look like in general. He also touched on load management, training habits and gait retraining. Some serious ground covered in this hour!

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Episode 85 with Ian Reilly and David Gordon [Bunions]

In this episode we took a deep dive into hallux valgus with two consultants; podiatric surgeon Mr Ian Reilly (Ian Reilly) and orthopaedic surgeon Mr David Gordon (The Bunion Doctor). They shared how they perform a clinical work up for a bunion, along with the answers they give to to the most common patient questions (What is a bunion? What causes bunions? Will it get worse and over what time period?) They each perform hundreds of operations a year, but differ in their approach to this (open surgery Vs minimally invasive/keyhole) so we discussed this, along with some of the most common non-surgical management options for bunions as well. Hope you enjoy.

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Episode 84 with Bronnie Lennox Thompson [Why Do Patients Seek Care?]

In this episode we were joined with Dr Bronnie Lennox Thompson and we discussed some of the beliefs that underpin when and why a person seeks care, and why a clinician should take the time to investigate this and also make sure the check their own assumptions. Bronnie also touched on why pain reduction/resolution is not always the primary goal, and discussed her research which looked into how some individuals live well with pain whilst others do not. This episode gestures toward the importance of history taking, motivational interviewing, pain science and human psychology (as as such has immediately become Ian’s favourite episode!)

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About Bronnie Lennox Thompson:
Bronnies’s website: https://healthskills.wordpress.com/

Episode 82 with Franco Impellizzeri [Problems with the Acute:Chronic Workload Ratio]

In this episode we welcomed Dr Franco Impellizzeri, Professor in Sport and Exercise Science at Medicine at University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He is an incredibly accomplished researcher with hundreds of publications in the field of sports science and injury mechanisms. He has been one of the most outspoken critics of the acute:chronic workload ratio (ACWR) and the concept of ‘training load error’ and he spoke passionately about what the flaws with it are, why he feels it should be discontinued, and what a better way to monitor load may be

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