Flatfoot in youngsters is common and the majority of of the time it's not at all a concern, so this results in a great deal of discussion as to if it is a normal variation of no consequence or perhaps is the beginning of a problem which needs to be remedied. We have witnessed many debates over this on the internet and at meetings, but with no true consensus. There are strongly held opinions on both sides of the debate. An edition of the podiatrists livestream, PodChatLive ended up being about commenting on the topic of flat feet in children. PodChatLive is a weekly live with two hosts who go over a different topic every month having a different guest or number of guests that's broadcast live on Facebook and later on the edited version is added to YouTube and the audio edition is made available as a podcast. They have quite a significant following within podiatry and people serious about the topics that they explore.
In the final episode on childrens flat feet the hosts talked to investigator, teacher and private podiatrist Helen Banwell in regards to the argument and issues in connection with symptomatic Vs asymptomatic flatfoot in children and also pointed out her thoughts when to treat as opposed to when not to. They discussed the value of asking concerning family history in making that conclusion. Additionally they brought up conservative versus surgical treatment and approaches to handle worried and anxious moms and dads any time informing to treat or not manage. They also discussed the foot orthotic prescription routines for the younger individual with flat feet. 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 South Australia. She is a starting member of Making Strides which is a web based collaboration for anyone working in foot and lower leg development analysis. Helen has been a lecturer in podiatry at the University since 1999, teaching paediatric principle and practical along with launching 2nd year podiatry students to clinical practice.