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The Role of Podiatry in Forensic Medicine

PodChatLive is a month-to-month livestream on Facebook to deliver educational content for the professional development of Podiatry practitioners as well as other health care professionals who could be interested in the topics which they include. While the show goes out live on Facebook to begin with, it is after edited and submitted to YouTube to reach a larger market. Each live episode features a different person or group of guests to talk about a distinctive subject every time. Queries are replied to live by the hosts and guests whilst in the live show on Facebook. Also, there is a PodCast version of every single episode on iTunes as well as Spotify and the other common podcast websites. They have got attained a large following which continues growing. PodChatLive can be regarded as one of many ways in which podiatry practitioners can usually get free professional improvement points or CME's.

One of the more current popular episodes was one on forensic podiatry. This is a comparatively new subject of podiatry and has now become a fundamental area of the forensic judicial system is an example of how podiatry practitioners are creating an impact outside the typical part of clinical practice. The primary area that the forensic podiatrist focuses on are gait analysis, the wear on shoes, foot print investigation and the evidence that is left behind at crime scenes. Podiatry practitioners working with law enforcement and present in the court the abilities both legally and with their podiatric expertise to back up the justice services. In the episode of PodChatLive, the hosts spoke to Professor Wesley Vernon, OBE and Mr Jeremy Walker. They covered the history of forensic podiatry and the way a podiatrist with an interest could look at getting involved. They outlined a standard day in the life of a forensic podiatrist, the way they carry out an evaluation of footwear. Each guests discussed a few of their more memorable cases.