Undertsanding the pain sciences

PodChatLive is the weekly live show for the continuing professional growth and development of Podiatrists as well as other health professionals that may be thinking about the many various topics that the show goes over. It is managed by Craig Payne from Melbourne, Australia and Ian Griffiths from England, United Kingdom. The livestream goes out live on Facebook and then is later published to YouTube. Every live episode includes a different person or number of guests to go over a unique area of interest every time. Questions are answered live by the hosts and guests during the livestream on Facebook. There's also a audio recording of every show available on iTunes and Spotify and the various other common podcast providers. They’ve developed a substantial following which happens to be growing. The show is usually considered one of the methods by which podiatrists could easily get no cost professional development hours.

In episode 8, the show discussed the developments in the  pain sciences and the complexness of pain with the physical therapist and pain teacher, Mike Stewart. The idea became obvious that it is critical for all of us to grasp pain better than we have traditionally and doctors must get the skills to be able to proficiently convey this to their clients. The discussion concluded that pain is a individual encounter. It is deemed an output of the mind as a result of actual or understood threat which has the objective of protecting us and getting us to alter our actions. Pain is contextual and is affected by a number of factors. Mike Stewart is a physiotherapist that works as a Spinal Clinical Specialist for East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust in the United Kingdom. Mike works full-time as a clinician with more than 15 years of expertise taking care of complex, chronic pain conditions. Furthermore, he is a dedicated practice-based instructor dedicated to delivering evidence-based education and learning to a wide selection of health care professionals, including podiatry practitioners. Mike is presently undertaking an MSc in Clinical Education at the University of Brighton in the UK. He operates the Know Pain courses around the globe.