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What is forensic podiatry?

PodChatLive is a regular monthly live on Facebook to provide informative content for the professional growth of Podiatrists as well as other health care professionals who could be interested in the topics that they cover. Even though the show is broadcast live on Facebook at first, it is later modified and published to YouTube to get to a broader market. Each live show has a different guest or group of guests to go over a unique subject every time. Questions are responded to live by the hosts as well as guests while in the live episode on Facebook. Also, there is a PodCast version of every single show on iTunes as well as Spotify and the other common podcast sites. They have got attained a significant following that continues growing. PodChatLive is seen as one of several ways in which podiatrists are able to get free professional growth points or CME's.

Among the more recent popular episodes was the one on forensic podiatry. This is a somewhat new area of podiatry and has become a important part of the forensic judicial system is an example of how podiatry practitioners are creating an impact outside the typical part of clinical practice. The primary area that the forensic podiatrist is focused on are gait analysis, the wear on footwear, foot print investigation and the evidence which is left behind at crime scenes. Podiatrists working with law enforcement and present in court the skills both legally and with their podiatric knowledge to aid the criminal prosecution services. In the episode of PodChatLive, the hosts spoke with Professor. Wesley Vernon, OBE and Mr Jeremy Walker. They covered the history of forensic podiatry and just how somebody with an interest could consider getting involved. They described a standard day in the life of a forensic podiatrist, how they perform an analysis of shoes. Both guests brought up a selection of their more memorable incidents.