7 10, 2018

Foot Health Week 2018

By | October 7th, 2018|

Foot Heath Week - 15th - 21st October 2018 Each year the Australian Podiatry Association runs a Foot Health Week campaign to promote foot health and encourage better health outcomes to all Australians. This year Foot Health Week runs from the 15th October to the 21st October and the theme is: Pods get you ... moving, [...]

23 09, 2018

Intoeing Gait

By | September 23rd, 2018|

What is intoeing? Intoeing is a gait variation commonly referred to as a ‘pigeon-toed’ gait. It occurs mostly in children when they walk or run with one or both feet turned in. Although it is a gait variation, it is not typically considered abnormal. Intoeing is a common paediatric podiatry problem, especially in a [...]

19 08, 2018

Choosing the right runners for your feet

By | August 19th, 2018|

Why is it important to choose the right runners for your feet? There are many choices the consumer faces when purchasing a new pair of running shoes. Some factors that influence choice include cost and colour but some of the most important factors often get over looked. Support, comfort and optimising foot function are [...]

16 07, 2018

Snowboarder’s Ankle

By | July 16th, 2018|

With the Australian snow season ramping up and fresh snow on the horizon more and more people will be flocking to the slopes. Skiing has been the main draw for many years, however in recent times snowboarding has increased in popularity dramatically. With this increase in popularity comes an increase in a specific ankle injury [...]

20 06, 2018

Shin Splints

By | June 20th, 2018|

What are shin splints? Shin splints or Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) as medically referred to is a condition affecting the lower portion of the leg. It is more common in runners and those participating in a moderate level of exercise. Shin splints are a result of excessive forces exerted on the outer layer [...]

20 05, 2018

All About Ankle Sprains

By | May 20th, 2018|

What are ankle sprains? Ankle sprains occur when the ligaments of the ankle are twisted or stretched beyond their normal capacity. Some cases may result in mild swelling and discomfort walking, whereas more serious cases will involve severe swelling and bruising, which can be too painful to walk on. What causes ankle sprains? Ankle [...]

9 04, 2018

Orthotics & plantar heel pain – the debate continues

By | April 9th, 2018|

There is much debate and mixed evidence of the effects of custom orthotics and prefabricated orthotics on plantar heel pain. A recent European research article has sparked further debate concluding that foot orthoses are not superior for improving pain and function compared with sham or other conservative treatment in patients with plantar heel pain. As [...]

18 03, 2018

Orthotics & children – what age is too young?

By | March 18th, 2018|

Children's orthotics can be of great benefit to young feet. They can help reduce symptoms in children's legs and feet as well as assisting with stability, gait and function. But what age is too young to start a child in orthotics? The importance of barefoot walking There is much debate between podiatrists and other health [...]

18 02, 2018

Womens AFL – Preventing Lower Leg Injuries

By | February 18th, 2018|

The AFLW season in now in full swing and the competition is starting to heat up. Last season there was a significant amount of injuries throughout with season ending ACL injuries topping the list. Injuries can often be worse at the amateur level and with those females just starting out in the sport. Inexperience and [...]

17 01, 2018

Cracked and dry heels: A common summertime problem

By | January 17th, 2018|

Summertime for most people involves some well-deserved time off, generally involving day trips to the beach and local pools to cool down. However this also means dusting off of your favourite pair of thongs or sandals you haven’t seen or used since last summer. As you enjoy the warm weather, it can spell bad news [...]