One of the more valuable functions that a podiatrist plays can be to measure the vascular or blood circulation status to the feet and lower limb to figure out if people are at risk or not of inadequate healing due to the blood circulation. If a person is at high risk for complications for that reason, then steps must be used to decrease that risk and safeguard the feet from injury, especially if they've got diabetes. The regular live for Podiatry practitioners, PodChatLive devoted a whole episode to this subject. PodChatLive is a no cost continuing learning stream that goes live on Facebook. The supposed market is podiatrists employed in clinical practice, but the actual market include lots of other health care professionals at the same time. In the stream there is lots of dialogue and commentary on Facebook. Later the recorded video version is added to YouTube and the podcast version is added to the typical platforms like Spotify and also iTunes.

In the live on vascular issues and evaluation of the feet the hosts chatted with Peta Tehan, a podiatrist, and an academic at the University of Newcastle, Australia and with Martin Fox who is also a podiatrist and also works in a CCG-commissioned, community-based NHS service in Manchester, UK where he delivers early recognition, analysis and best clinical therapy for individuals with diagnosed peripheral vascular disease. Through the episode there was many real and helpful vascular gems from Martin and Peta. They discussed exactly what a vascular evaluation should look like in clinical practice, the significance of doppler use for a vascular examination (and common mistakes made), all of us listened to several doppler waveforms live (and recognize how depending upon our ears alone is probably not perfect), and recognized the importance of good history taking and testing in people who have known risk factors, especially given that 50% of those with peripheral vascular disorders have no symptoms.