PodChatLive is the monthly live show on Facebook for the ongoing education of Podiatrists and other people that might be interested in the topics that the show covers. While the stream goes out live on Facebook the recorded version is later on added to YouTube. Every live show has a different guest or selection of guests to go over a different area every time. Questions are answered live by the hosts and guests during the live episode on Facebook. There’s even a PodCast version of each episode available on iTunes and Spotify and the other usual podcast options. They’ve gained a huge following which continues to grow. PodChatLive is seen as one of many ways by which podiatrists could get free professional development credits, points or hours.
One of the most popular and controversial episode that they did was one with the physiotherapist, Adam Meakins where they talked about what manual therapy is and what effects it has and more precisely what he thinks that it doesn’t do, which is why he thinks it “sucks”. They also touched on topics such as subluxed cuboids, pelvic equilibrium, trigger points and palpation pareidolia. Several previous episodes with other guests were pro manual therapy and this was certainly an ant-manual therapy episode. Taken together these episode will give those a good overview of the pros and cons of the arguments for and against the use of manual therapy in clinical practice. A lot of this comes down to the quality of the evidence and how one chooses to spin that evidence to support what you may or may not believe in. Adam Meakins is a physiotherapist in the United Kingdom where he works as an extended Scope Practitioner in both the NHS and the private sector located in and around Hertfordshire, England. He runs the Sports Physio website and a number of courses for physiotherapist. Adam has a prominent social media presence, often arguing manual therapy topics.