What role does pseudosceince play in podiatry?
PodChatLive is a once week live show for the regular education of Podiatrists that uses the Facebook livestream to reach their audience. Even though it is widely watched by podiatrists, a lot of other health professional also watch it. The show is hosted by Craig Payne from Australia and Ian Griffiths from the United Kingdom. The stream goes out live on Facebook and after that is later on edited and uploaded to YouTube. Every live episode includes a different guest or selection of guests to discuss a unique area of interest every time. Queries are answered live by the hosts and guests throughout the live episode on Facebook. Additionally, there is a PodCast version of every episode on iTunes and also Spotify and the other usual podcast resources. They have gained a huge following that is growing. PodChatLive is seen as one of the ways through which podiatrists may get free continuing education information needed for license requirements.
One thing that does come through with each episode is the believe and science and the challenging of those who expose pseudoscience or junk science ideas. They even had one episode devoted to the entire topic of bad science in podiatry. In that episode the guest they had on that week was the podiatrist, Robert Issacs where they talked about and discussed why critical thinking was so important in clinical practice and how our biases influence rational thinking. They also talked about just why it is so important to have the ability and desire to question and critique everything we read and why this is so crucial to improving the entire profession of Podiatry. They also talked about the common logical fallacies and errors in that happen thinking. They also highlighted the types of behaviours seen from certain types of individuals in the profession when they are questioned or challenged and how they respond to those questions and challenges when caught out.