Flat feet in children is common and most of the time it's not a concern, which means this results in a substantial amount of dialogue regarding if this is a normal variance involving no consequence or perhaps is the start of an issue that should be treated. We have witnessed numerous debates on this online and at conventions, however with no true comprehensive agreement. You can get firmly held beliefs for both sides of the debate. An edition of the podiatry livestream, PodChatLive was devoted to commenting on this controversy. PodChatLive is a regular live chat with two hosts who go over a new issue every month with a different invitee or group of guests that's broadcast live on Facebook and later the recorded version is put into YouTube as well as the audio version is made accessible as a podcast. They have got quite a substantial following within podiatry and those serious about the topics that they discuss.
In the final episode on childrens flat feet the hosts talked to researcher, lecturer and private podiatrist Helen Banwell about the argument and problems concerning the symptomatic Vs asymptomatic flat foot in kids and in addition discussed her opinions when you should treat as opposed to when not to. They talked about the significance of inquiring concerning family history with regard to making that determination. In addition they brought up traditional as opposed to surgical treatment and approaches to deal with concerned and anxious moms and dads any time offering their advice to to manage or not treat. Additionally they reviewed the foot orthotic prescription habits for the young individual with flat foot. Helen Banwell is a lecturer in podiatry and an Academic Integrity Officer in the School of Health Sciences, along with Associate Director for the international Centre of Allied Health Evidence (iCAHE) with the University of Adelaide in South Australia. She is a starting part of Making Strides which is a internet based collaboration for those doing work in foot and lower leg development analysis. Helen has been a lecturer of podiatry at the University since 1999, teaching paediatric theory and practical along with launching second year podiatry students to clinics.