One of the more favorite sports activities in Australia is Australian Rules Football (AFL). To people outside the country it is regarded as relatively unusual since they may see no game similar to it, however they are in awe of just what marvelous sports athletes those who take part in the sport with the professional high level is. It is a totally professional men's league of Australian rules football and it has been played for over a century. It began in the state of Victoria, however some other states have teams in what is now regarded as a nationwide league. The 18 professional teams that compete in the AFL spend greatly in the sports sciences and also sports medicine to get the best from the athletes in each team. The sports medicine team with each team includes a podiatrist included to help take care of the foot injuries and shoes needs of the players. The role of Podiatrists in the AFL in Australia is considered a model of how podiatrists ought to be associated with professional clubs all over the world.
For one of the shows of the podiatry related livestream, PodChatLive the hosts chatted with 5 of the podiatrists connected with AFL squads to examine the world leading template for Podiatry within an elite sports competition and also the growing role of the recently formed, AFL Podiatry Association. The Podiatry practitioners which were on this show had been Ben Holland with the North Melbourne Kangaroos, Emma Poynton from the Western Bulldogs, Nicki Quigley with the Hawthorn Hawks, Todd Brown from the Geelong Cats and Tom May with the Adelaide Crows. They talked about the needs of AFL and how this impacts the players and what the common injuries noticed. There was an excellent discussion in regards to the footwear used along with the challenges that can bring. There was additionally a conversation of the preseason assessment method that is commonly used in the 44-man teams. The episode was streamed live on Facebook, however is also now available on YouTube.