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.
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.
In this episode we welcomed Dave James (The Foot and Leg Magician), Melissa Zacharia (Pod Fit Podiatry) and Jonathan Tomines (The Toe Bro) to offer their thoughts and experiences on generating Podiatry videos. We talked through some of the biggest barriers and concerns people have before starting, and the potential benefits (to both the individual and the profession) of doing them. We also touched on how to do them (equipment required), where we should be looking for our inspiration for generating them and how do deal with negative feedback (remember; having haters is a privilege).
In this episode we welcomed Physical Therapist Jarod Hall on to talk us through what his history taking looks like, the language he uses (and tried to avoid), how he asks about the complex topic of pain and the importance he places on educating those sitting across from him in his clinic office.
About Jarod Hall:
Jarod went to and graduated from Texas A&M University in 2011 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and Theories of Motor Control. After Graduating from Texas A&M Jarod moved to Fort Worth to attend the UNT Health Science Center’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. He completed his doctorate in May of 2014 after being named the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.
In this episode, we talk about the complexity of pain with physiotherapist and pain educator, Mike Stewart. It is crucial for us to understand pain better than we have historically (and be able to effectively communicate this to our patients). We conclude that pain is a personal experience; an output of the brain in response to real or perceived danger with the goal of protecting us and getting us to modify our behaviour. It is contextual and influenced by numerous factors. Clearly, this has implications for our history taking, the language we use (or don’t use) and ultimately our management of MSK pathology.
About Mike Stewart:
Mike is a physiotherapist who works as a Spinal Clinical Specialist for East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust. He is a full-time clinician with over fifteen years of experience managing complex, persistent pain conditions. In addition, he is a dedicated practice-based educator committed to providing evidence-based education to a wide variety of health professionals. Mike is currently undertaking an MSc in Clinical Education at the University of Brighton. Mike runs the Know Pain courses around the world. Both Craig and Ian have attended this course.
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