Flatfoot in youngsters frequently occurs and the majority of of the time it's not at all an issue, which means this creates a wide range of disagreement concerning if this is a normal variance involving no consequence or is the start of a concern that ought to be remedied. There have been a large number of debates on this on the web and at conferences, however with no serious general opinion. There are actually strongly held opinions for both sides of the discussion. An edition of the podiatry related live show, PodChatLive had been focused on speaking about this subject. PodChatLive is a weekly live with two hosts which talk about an alternative subject every month with a different expert or group of experts which is broadcast live on Facebook and later the edited edition is uploaded to YouTube and also the audio edition is made obtainable as a podcast. They have got quite a substantial following within podiatry and those serious about the themes which they examine.
In the latest episode on paediatric flat foot the hosts spoke with investigator, teacher and private podiatry practitioner Helen Banwell regarding the argument and issues concerning the symptomatic Vs asymptomatic flat foot in children and also pointed out her viewpoints when you should treat as opposed to when not to. They emphasised the importance of inquiring regarding family history in making that judgement. They also mentioned conservative versus surgical management and approaches to handle concerned and anxious mothers and fathers whenever informing to manage or not manage. Additionally they talked about the foot orthotic prescribing habits for the young patient with flat foot. Helen Banwell is a instructor in podiatry as well as an Academic Integrity Officer for the School of Health Sciences, along with Associate Director for the international Centre of Allied Health Evidence (iCAHE) with the University of Adelaide in Australia. Helen is a founding part of Making Strides that is a web based collaborative for anyone employed in foot and lower leg development research. Helen has been a teacher with podiatry at the University since 1999, teaching paediatric principle and practical as well as introducing second year podiatry students into their clinical practice.