Flat feet in youngsters is common and most of the time it's not necessarily an issue, which means this leads to a great deal of argument concerning if this is a normal deviation of no consequence or perhaps is the start of a condition which needs to be cared for. There have been numerous debates on this on the internet and at conferences, however with no serious comprehensive agreement. One can find firmly held beliefs on both sides of the controversy. An edition of the podiatry live show, PodChatLive was devoted to going over this theme. PodChatLive is a monthly live with 2 hosts which talk about a different topic each month with a different guest or number of experts that's send out live on Facebook and then the recorded edition is added to YouTube along with the audio edition is made accessible as a podcast. They've got a fairly substantial following within podiatry and people serious about the themes that they explore.

In the latest edition of PodChatLive on paediatric flat feet the hosts spoke with researcher, teacher and private podiatrist Helen Banwell in regards to the disagreement and problems regarding the symptomatic Vs asymptomatic flatfoot in kids and also reviewed her thoughts when you ought to treat versus when not to. They discussed the need for questioning with regards to family history with regard to making that conclusion. They also spoke of conservative compared to surgical treatment and the way to deal with concerned and anxious moms and dads when counseling to treat or not manage. Additionally they layed out the foot orthotic useage routines for the younger patient with flat foot.Helen Banwell is a lecturer in podiatry as well as an Academic Integrity Officer at the School of Health Sciences, as well as Associate Director for the international Centre of Allied Health Evidence (iCAHE) with the University of Adelaide in Australia. Helen is a founding member of Making Strides which is a web based collaborative for all those employed in foot and lower leg development analysis. She has been a teacher with podiatry at the University since 1999, instructing paediatric theory and practical in addition to introducing 2nd year podiatry students to teaching clinics.