With regards to orthopedic foot conditions there are many different solutions which podiatrists have to treat foot conditions. A number of these are what are known as passive treatments. Most are methods like heat, cold, infared, etc that the client with the problem does not actually do something and they are given therapies that are passive. Conversely, you will find what is called the active methods. These include interventions which are done by the individual with the foot issue. This may include things like exercises including strengthening and stretching. There exists quite a bit of arguements for and against different clinicians as to if the active or passive interventions are better.
This entire subject was the subject of the latest PodChatLive in which the hosts had a chat with Talysha Reeve, a podiatrist from Adelaide, Australia with extensive knowledge of the active therapies and exercise rehab of foot disorders. PodChatLive is the weekly live stream in which the 2 hosts select a topic for each show and also have on some authority or pair of experts on that subject and spend an hour discussing the theme together. The talk is broadcast live on Facebook and is also afterwards accessible as a video uploaded to YouTube and also as a sound podcast from the usual podcast sites. For the show with Talysha Reeve they discussed what are the more effective active treatments were along with what the factors usually are that Podiatrists should have when offering rehabilitation in the clinic. The importance of a superb clinical thinking method to help to make those conclusions are was also discussed. They also spoke of the pragmatic method of rehabilitation in the real world, especially considering the biopsychosocial considerations, individual adherence and actions adjustments. A key topic that was considered involved how well rehabilitation lends itself to online/remote discussions that there is an escalating trend towards. This edition of PodChatLive is very recommended to podiatrists to explore more about the debate all around exercise therapy.