add share buttons

Many with COVID-19 are getting chilblains on the feet

The COVID-19 epidemic that is impacting on the world is throwing up some unusual things for the clinical symptoms that seem to be different from person to person as well as in various countries. Several body systems might be affected differently in various amounts in different infected people. We have seen several stories in the media and in the healthcare periodicals about a number of different skin conditions in those who have contracted coronavirus. One of several unusual conditions that has been given a lot of interest from the media is the way a lot of those with COVID-19 are getting chilblains , particularly kids and those who would not normally get these. Chilblains are actually fairly common anyway in the cooler environments. The earliest reports of these lesions in those with coronavirus was in the wintertime in Spain and Italy, so that you should be expecting numerous people to get them regardless. Subsequent analysis centered on if these were only an incidental observation or if perhaps the coronavirus really was inducing the chilblains and they are part of the disease process of the ailment. This is still unsure at this time which one is likely to be the problem.

An episode of the podiatry relevant livestream, PodChatLive hammered out this problem on chilblains in COVID-19 and also the character of the phenomenon. The hosts of the show discussed the matter with Nadia Dembsky, a podiatrist from South Africa who has a specific curiosity about this topic and is intending on doing a PhD on the topic. In the episode, they did particularly cover the concerns as to if the chilblains really are a part of the pathophysiology of the coronavirus or maybe they are simply just common everyday chilblains which are merely more prevalent in individuals infected by the coronavirus. This show of PodChatLive ended up being streamed live on Facebook and also the edited version of the show is on YouTube, plus an audio edition for the typical podcast sites.

What are the best running shoes?

The decision that a runner would make as to what running shoes to wear could be quite crucial. Using the athletic shoes correct has implications for how quick the athlete runs and could affect the possibility for a running injury. You will find, however, experts that do argue with that and there is certainly a great deal of disagreement about the issues. There is some proof to back up each sides with this dialogue, and not a lot of middle ground and it depends on how you choose to spin the studies in respect of which side of the discussion that you like to believe in. The podiatry connected live talk via Facebook, PodChatLive not too long ago talked over this subject by talking to Dr Chris Napier, Physiotherapist as well as Associate Professor from the University of British Columbia (and 2:33 marathoner). PodChatLive is a frequent chat that goes out live on Facebook after which published to YouTube at the conclusion of the live broadcast.

During this episode on running shoes, Chris outlined his new British Journal of Sports Medicine article which was relating to the logical myths in the athletic shoes dialogue. The PodChatLive hosts and Chris talked about how runners (both uninjured and also injured) should choose shoes. They referred to what the science will actually tells us and what it doesn’t yet inform us. In addition they reviewed how much emphasis and interest running footwear seems to get and asked, is it basically about comfort? Chris Napier is a Clinical Assistant Professor from the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia as well as an associate member of the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility. Chris first attained his Master of Physiotherapy education in Perth in Australia, in 2003, and then his PhD at the UBC in 2018 about running biomechanics and injury. Since becoming a physical therapist, Chris has specialized his education with postgrad studies in manual therapy and also sport physiotherapy.

The importance of taking a good history in clinical practice

Being able to take a good history is an important skill that all health professionals need. It is an important part of the data gathering in the process of making a diagnosis as to what might the clinical problem be and what impact that problem might be having on the client. All health professionals as part of their training need to develop good communication skills to be able to do this properly. Also important is those communication skills to education the client on the nature of their problem and what they suggest as the best course of action to manage the problem. An episode of the podiatry livestream of Facebook, PodChatLive was devoted to the whole issues of history taking and communication skills. The video of that episode is also on YouTube and there is an audio podcast version also available.

In that episode the hosts Ian Griffith and Craig Payne chatted with the Physical Therapist Jarod Hall to talk through just what a good history taking looks like and more importantly the language that should be used and the language and words that should best be avoid ed during the communication process. The episode also spent a lot of time on the very complex topic of pain and the importance that needed to be placed on educating those clients sitting across from him in his clinic office. Th use of the right language when dealing with people who are in pain is a crucial skill to develop. Jarod Hall first went to and graduated from Texas A&M University in 2011 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and Theories of Motor Control. After graduating from Texas A&M Jarod moved to Fort Worth to attend the UNT Health Science Center’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. He then completed his doctorate in May of 2014 after being named the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.