What has forensics got to do with Podiatry?

PodChatLive is a monthly livestream on Facebook to deliver educational content for the professional growth of Podiatry practitioners and also other health professionals who can be interested in the themes which they cover. While the live is broadcast live on Facebook originally, it is afterwards edited and uploaded to YouTube to reach a wider market. Each live show has a different person or number of guests to talk about a unique topic every time. Queries are answered live by the hosts and guests whilst in the live show on Facebook. Also, there is a audio version of each show on iTunes as well as Spotify and the other usual podcast platforms. They've got obtained a considerable following which keeps increasing. PodChatLive is regarded as one of several ways in which podiatrists are able to get free professional development points or credits.

One of the more recent popular streams was one on forensic podiatry. This is a relatively new part of podiatry and has become a important part of the forensic legal system is an example of how podiatry practitioners are creating an impact outside of the usual part of clinical practice. The key area that the forensic podiatrist is focused on are gait evaluation, the wear on shoes, foot print analysis and the evidence that is left behind at crime scenes. Podiatrists working with law enforcement and present in the court the skills both legally and with their podiatric expertise to compliment the justice services. In the episode of PodChatLive, the hosts talked to Professor. Wesley Vernon, OBE and Mr Jeremy Walker. They covered a brief history of forensic podiatry and how a podiatrist with an interest might think about getting involved. They discussed an average day in the life of a forensic podiatrist, the way they perform an analysis of shoes. Each guests brought up a few of their more unique incidents.