Severs disease or Calcaneal apophysitis in the heel bone is a very common problem in kids and a whole show of the video livestream, PodChatLive was focused on the subject. PodChatLive is a live discussion stream that originally goes out through Facebook and it is later published to YouTube. The audio version is additionally published as a podcast on the common podcast platforms. With the show on calcaneal apophysitis, the two hosts, Craig Payne and Ian Griffiths spoke with Alicia James regarding the most up-to-date ideas on calcaneal apophysitis ( Severs disease). Alicia has finished a PhD on the problem so was obviously a good choice of guest. They pointed out what exactly is thought about what causes the disorder plus some of the more common therapies, particularly the role of education and how to handle the expectations of the child and their parents. The ailment is essentially self limiting and definitely comes right by itself, so it's often a case of taking care of lifestyle and sporting activities in that time.
Alicia James has worked in public multidisciplinary clinics evaluating and dealing with paediatric foot and lower leg disorders. Alicia is at present the Head of Podiatry at Peninsula Health and a Director at Kingston Foot Clinic and Children’s Podiatry. Alicia carries a quite strong dedication to the podiatry profession, having earlier been a director on the Australian Podiatry Association (Vic) board and a previous president of the Australian Podiatry Association (Vic) as well as being a previous chairperson of the Victorian Paediatric Podiatry Special Interest group. Alicia was awarded the Jennifer O’Meara Award early in 2010 for her efforts. Alicia is also a credentialed Paediatric Podiatrist as awarded by the Australian Podiatry Council, being only one of the five podiatry practitioners around Australia who have accomplished this so far. Alicia was recently given her PhD for undertaking a substantial clinical study of treatment plans for calcaneal apophysitis in kids.