Why cushioning should not be your main focus on footwear

When deciding its time to purchase a new pair of shoes, whether it be for work, leisure or for your activity, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the technology each shoe has to offer. Quite often I have had patient’s discuss that even when they are wearing their most “cushioned shoes,” the pain is still […]

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These painful little terrors can pop up without much warning and can spread just as quickly. Often, Verruca Pedis or more commonly known as plantar warts are often mistaken for corns and vice versa. Generally, Verruca Pedis appear on the sole of your foot and burrow on top of the dermal layer of skin, appearing […]

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Orthotic Therapy

Foot orthoses come in many different forms. The basic principles of orthotic therapy, is the application of an aid under the feet to support the arch and correct an abnormal gait. However, the use of orthoses covers a much broader range. Orthoses can indeed be applied to a ‘flat foot’ and help support the arch. […]

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Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (J.I.A) is a common form of arthritis that occurs within children under the age of 16 years old. The term ‘idiopathic’ is used within the medical presentation to indicate that there is no known origin or cause. J.I.A is still not a condition that is commonly recognised, and it has every reason […]

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Have you ever experienced intense heel pain in the morning as you get out of bed? Then as you tentatively take your first few steps in the morning the discomfort seems to ease? Only to then find after a moments rest (such as sitting down to dinner or watching your favourite TV show) that crippling […]

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Whether it is a torn muscle, rolled ankle, broken bone, when damage occurs to our body, our body naturally starts putting down collagen, (our body’s brick and mortar) to repair the damage. What is important to ensure is that this collagen has a design to follow to match the rest of the body and heal […]

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C-Section Scars

C section scars – more than a sun roof. A C section scar often extends much deeper than what you see on the skins surface. C- section scars go through many layers of abdominal tissue including nerves and blood vessels and can affect the function of the bladder, core muscle strength, pelvic floor muscle function […]

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6 Rules of pain

Everyone experiences physical pain at some point in time. Although unwelcomed, pain is an extremely important bodily function vital to our health. There are a several misconceptions regarding pain and what it actually means. Here are 6 rules of pain.   Pain is an output of the brain. Although we experience the feeling of pain […]

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Like women entering menopause, men embody their own version of physiological changes due to a variation in hormones. From the age of anywhere between 40 to 55 men will encounter a gradual decline in their testosterone levels. This is a natural process and for some, there are no obvious symptoms as the process is gradual. […]

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In theory New Years Resolutions are a great idea, however come June only 40% of people are still on track with those goals they set in January and everyone else is left disappointed.  But all New Years Resolutions don’t have to end this way if we take some simple steps before setting our goals.   […]

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Christmas is traditionally known for overeating, drinking in excess and not being very active. On average Australian gain between 2-3 kilograms over the Christmas and New Year period. Now a couple of kilograms doesn’t sound like a big deal, but increasing weight quickly through poor food choices can often take up to three months to […]

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Have you ever wondered what is causing your legs to swell on a hot day or at the end of a long day? Whilst there are many causes of lower limb swelling, the most common cause in people over the age of 50 is chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). This condition affects up to 30% of […]

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Risk of injury can be increased following a period of inactivity commonly seen in the winter months so here are 5 tips for returning to training safely as the weather warms up. Start slow: Don't be tempted to suddenly increase activity over a short period of time. Rapid increase of load to the tissues can […]

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Back pain is a common and often crippling problem that affects a vast majority of the population. Here are 3 simple rules to follow to help keep your back happy and minimise pain. Good sitting posture. Remembering to sit straight and keep your back in a good position can often be hard. By positioning your […]

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Heel Pain

There is a common misconception that heel spurs are the cause of pain, but in fact, many people live day to day with spurs and have no symptoms relating to them. Generally, both the pain and the growth of the spur are related to irritation of the plantar fascia. For most patients, plantar fasciopathy is […]

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What you don’t know about headaches

Evidence shows that headaches reduce an individuals work capacity, social interaction and quality of life. However, many headache suffers do not seek, nor receive the treatment they need as they are unaware of the help available. What causes headaches? Headaches can present in various ways and behave differently for many reasons. Not all headaches are […]

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Have you been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), but don’t know what it means, how you got it or how to treat it? I have seen many patients who previously visited various practitioners complaining of bloating, flatulence, sensitive tummy, mood spikes and bowel fluctuations etc.  Unfortunately for the majority of suffers the outcome was […]

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Warts vs Corns

WARTS VS CORNS: Can you tell the difference?  On a daily basis our clinic treats many patients with painful lesions on their feet. Two of the most common are warts and corns. Although similar in appearance to the untrained eye, their treatments differ significantly and a correct diagnosis is essential to achieve optimum resolution.   […]

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What Mums with Young Ones Need to Know

Personally, I find that one of the hardest things about being a mum is not being in the ‘know’. Especially, with young children. Are they hungry? Are they crying because they need something? Where do I take the, ‘how to read minds’ course!? And while this is at best frustrating, we tend to get somewhat […]

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The truth behind proper hydration

The truth behind proper hydration Whether you are a marathon runner, footy player or a mother running after her child, hydration is key to getting you over the edge.  Hydration is often considered more important than what you are eating. No, I am not just talking about drinking water and avoiding the sugary drinks. I […]

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