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What is forensic podiatry?

PodChatLive is a monthly live on Facebook to offer informative content for the professional development of Podiatrists and various health care professionals that may be interested in the themes which they include. While the live goes out live on Facebook at first, it is later edited and uploaded to YouTube to get to a larger market. Every live show has a different guest or group of guests to discuss a unique subject every time. Queries are answered live by the hosts and guests while in the live show on Facebook. Additionally, there is a PodCast version of each episode on iTunes and also Spotify and the other common podcast platforms. They've obtained a huge following which continues increasing. PodChatLive can be considered one of several ways in which podiatrists are able to get free professional improvement hours or CME's.

Among the more current well-liked streams was one on forensic podiatry. This is a somewhat new subject of podiatry and has now become a fundamental part of the forensic judicial system is an example of how podiatry practitioners are having an impact outside the usual part of clinical work. The key area that a forensic podiatrist focuses on are gait analysis, the wear on footwear, foot print analysis and the evidence that is left behind at crime scenes. Podiatry practitioners working with the police and present in court the abilities both legally and with their podiatric expertise to back up the justice services. In the livestream of PodChatLive, the hosts spoke with Professor. Wesley Vernon, OBE and Mr Jeremy Walker. They covered a brief history of forensic podiatry and just how someone with an interest can think about getting involved. They outlined an average day in the life of a forensic podiatrist, how they carry out an analysis of footwear. Each guests described a few of their more unforgettable incidents.