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 were joined in this episode by Kate Atkin (Fellow of Professional Speaking Association, Masters degree in Applied Positive Psychology, PhD candidate studying Imposter Syndrome and World Debating Champion – thoughts and prayers for Kate’s husband!!) She is also the Author of the book “The Presentation Workout”. She took us through the journey of a good presentation, from preparing both the presentation (with tips for how slides should look) and yourself (mentally), delivering the talk with a strong and powerful opening and conclusion, why you should NEVER apologise during a talk, and how to handle difficult questions. Hope you enjoy.
In this episode we welcomed Steve Jamieson (CEO of the College of Podiatry, UK) and Nello Marino (CEO of the Australian Podiatry Association) to discuss the strange and unprecedented situation we have all found ourself in in recent times due to the current global pandemic. We discussed what their daily lives currently look like, how they are trying to support their members, their understanding of what their members greatest concerns are and also the support they are giving all members through this time. It is clear that individuals are responding differently due to variance in their working situations and also their own mindset and approach to such a situation; so when you combine this with an evolving understanding of what we are actually dealing with on a global scale it is unsurprising that there are no black and white answers.
In this episode we were joined by Mike James to talk about online consultations. This was a really useful episode for those who have recently starting doing (or are considering doing) online consultations. We covered some of the legal aspects, the options available technology wise, things to put in place preparation wise beforehand, and then what a consultation may look like (both subjectively and objectively). Without doubt a fundamental shift in mindset/approach is required from all parties, but a global pandemic is a pretty reasonable motivator for change.
About Mike James:
Mike James has a Masters Degree in Physiotherapy and Bachelors degrees in Sports Rehabilitation and Sports Science. He is a former military Physical Training Instructor who has spent over 20 years working with novice to elite endurance athletes. He has a long career as an endurance athlete completing over 100 marathons and ultra-marathons, 14 Ironman Triathlon and many other ultra-distance events. He is Director of The Endurance Physio, providing treatment to athletes and education for clinicians working with endurance athletes.
In this episode we were joined by Nina Lansdowne from Word Prescription to talk about content and got some great information from here about what good and bad content is, tips on what your website homepage and biography/about us pages should look like, ideas for blogs and newsletters and importantly how not to break the law and get on the wrong side of the authorities (in Australia).
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).
This weeks guest was Jonathan Heath from the Podiatry Hive. As CEO at The Hive, Jonathon Heath leads a team of professionals who are all intent on transforming practitioners into successful business owners. He has presented business training workshops and webinars to thousands of private practice owners and believes passionately in helping people find the “why” in what they do, in both their business and personal life. Jono has a particular interest in how to communicate the benefits of excellent healthcare. In this episode he explains what The Hive is, how it supports clinicians, and what drives people to seek our coaching or mentoring services.
In this episode we talked about a number of issues with representatives from three professional associations:
Katrina Pratt; President – Australian Podiatry Association.
Matthew Fitzpatrick; Provost – College of Podiatry.
Ben Lamb; Chairman – Podiatry New Zealand.
We discussed the differences between the sizes of the three (yet the rather similar challenged faced) and touched on the bidirectional responsibilities (of the oranisations to the members, and the members to the organisations), the level ‘engagement’ from all parties, and where the professional bodies may see themselves in 5 years time.
In this episode, we talked with Greg Dower. Greg is Chief Business Development Officer and co-founder of MyFootDr, is the podiatrist for the Australian cricket team and is the lead in the Elvis tribute band, the Blue Cats. We talked about his journey from sole practioner to co-owning a chain of over 50 podiatry clinics (which employs over 100 podiatrists), the extensive mentoring programme he has for new graduates, his work smarter and harder philosophy and also he briefly shows us round us Graceland inspired dining room.
About Greg Dower:
Greg Dower is a co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer of My FootDr, Australia’s largest podiatry group. After obtaining his bachelor degree (With Distinction) from QUT in 1992, Greg took up private practice in Bulimba in South East Queensland. Whilst building up his clinic throughout the 1990s, he was the Consultant Podiatrist at the Norfolk Island Hospital, completed a post graduate elective in Sports Medicine, and was a clinical supervisor and lecturer to QUT podiatry students, University of Queensland 4th Year medical students and postgraduate Radiographers. His belief in a multidisciplinary approach to foot and lower limb care, and a special interest in complex orthopaedic and biomechanical, sports and rheumatological cases, sees him work alongside some of Australia’s finest medical and allied health practitioners.
In this episode, with Jill Woods, we talked about why health professionals often see marketing as a dirty word, and Jill clarifies the way we can re-frame this and use it for the good of the profession. We also talk about the pros and cons of social media, discuss some of the different platforms (the big 4!) available and how to use them, and ultimately how they can be used for good by all, even our professional/governing bodies.
About Jill Woods:
Jill first worked in marketing in 1988, long before the internet and before she had ever heard the word podiatry. Since then she has worked in a number of marketing specific roles, trained as a podiatrist, worked as an associate, run her own private practice & taught podiatry (including the UK’s first podiatry business module). She has gained a Masters in adult training & education and started 5 different online & offline businesses in an attempt to find something that would fit with her nomadic life as a military wife, which has taken her to 3 continents, 5 countries & 12 homes in 16 years.
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