PodChatLive is a monthly livestream on Facebook to offer educational content for the professional development of Podiatrists and also other health care professionals that may be interested in the themes which they cover. While the live is broadcast live on Facebook at first, it is afterwards modified and uploaded to YouTube to get to a bigger audience. Each live episode carries a different guest or group of guests to discuss a unique subject each time. Inquiries are replied to live by the hosts as well as guests whilst in the live show on Facebook. Additionally, there's a audio version of every show on iTunes as well as Spotify and the other common podcast platforms. They've already attained a considerable following which continues growing. PodChatLive can be regarded as one of several ways in which podiatry practitioners are able to get free professional growth points or credits.
One of the more recent popular episodes was one on forensic podiatry. This is a relatively new part of podiatry and has become a important area of the forensic legal system is an illustration of how podiatrists are creating an impact outside of the usual area of clinical work. The primary area that a forensic podiatrist concentrates on are gait analysis, the wear on footwear, foot print evaluation and the evidence that is left behind at crime scenes. Podiatry practitioners working together with the police and present in court the skills both lawfully and with their podiatric expertise to support the criminal prosecution 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 how someone with an interest might think about getting involved. They discussed a standard day in the life of a forensic podiatrist, the way they carry out an evaluation of shoes. Each guests talked about a selection of their more unforgettable cases.