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Why understanding pain is so important?

PodChatLive is the regular live show for the regular professional continuing development of Podiatry practitioners together with other health professionals who will be interested in the plethora of subjects which the show goes over. It is managed by Craig Payne from Melbourne, Australia and Ian Griffiths from England, United Kingdom. The show goes out live on Facebook and then is later transferred to YouTube. Every live show includes a different person or selection of guests to go over a unique topic of interest every time. Inquiries are answered live by the hosts and guests during the livestream on Facebook. There is also a audio version of every stream found on iTunes and Spotify and the other common podcast providers. They’ve evolved a big following which happens to be growing. The show may be regarded as one of the ways in which podiatry practitioners could easily get zero cost professional development credits.

In episode 8, the show reviewed the developments in the pain sciences and the the nature of pain with the physical therapist and pain instructor, Mike Stewart. It became obvious that it is critical for us to grasp pain a lot better than we have in the past and physicians have got to get the expertise in order to effectively convey this to their clients. The dialogue concluded that pain is a personal experience. It is deemed an creation of the mind in response to real or perceived danger which has the purpose of shielding us and getting us to alter our actions. Pain is contextual and is influenced by a lot of factors. Mike Stewart is a physical therapist who functions as a Spinal Clinical Specialist for East Kent Hospitals University Foundation National Health Service Trust in the UK. Mike works full-time as a clinician with more than fifteen years practical experience taking care of complicated, persistent pain problems. Furthermore, Mike is a dedicated practice-based lecturer focused on offering evidence-based training to a wide range of health professionals, which includes podiatrists. Mike is currently carrying out an MSc in Clinical Education at the University of Brighton in the United Kingdom. Mike operates the Know Pain courses globally.