In this weeks episode we talked with Alicia James about the latest thoughts on calcaneal apophysitis (Severs disease). We talked about the issues of it it should be called “severs disease” or “calcaneal apophysitis” and what are the evidence-based methods to treat it.
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About Dr Alicia James BPod, MHlth Sci(Pod), PhD
Alicia is a podiatrist who has worked in public multidisciplinary clinics assessing and treating paediatric foot and lower leg conditions. Alicia is currently Head of Podiatry at Peninsula Health, Director at Kingston Foot Clinic and Children’s Podiatry.
Alicia has a strong commitment to the podiatry profession, being a director on the APodA (Vic) board, past president of the APodA(Vic), past chair of the Victorian Paediatric Podiatry Special Interest group and was awarded the Jennifer O’Meara Award early in 2010. She is also a credentialed Paediatric Podiatrist as awarded by the Australian Podiatry Council. She is one of the five podiatrists in Australia who have achieved this.
Alicia was recently awarded her PhD. Her research involved undertaking a large clinical trial of treatment options for calcaneal apophysitis (Severs disease) in children.
For more about this topic, see the Podiatry Arena threads on calcaneal apophysitis and this on Severs disease treatment.
Can adults have Severs disease?
Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever’s Disease) in Adults