Let’s Talk Football Boots

With pre-season training already in full swing and football teams working hard to prepare for another exciting season, one important question remains… Have you decided what football boots you’ll be wearing to maximise your performance? Not only is it important for your performance, but it’s one of the best ways to prevent football injuries. Common […]

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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 evident.  […]

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Verruca Pedis / Plantar Warts

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

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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Post-Static Dyskinesia

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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5 Tips for Staying Healthy Over the Christmas and New Year Period

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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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 sufferers 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 sufferers, 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. WARTS […]

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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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Hormones, Exercise and Fat Loss

Scenario – Husband and wife set a goal to lose 10kg each. They both weigh in at approx. 95kg. Both participate in the same eating lifestyle and exercise routine. Husband progressively drops the weight. Wife’s weight drops and rises and plateau’s. Thus, resulting in a fluctuating merry-go-round cycle. For years, I have heard women express […]

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Children’s Heel Pain (Sever’s Disease)

What is Sever’s disease? Sever’s disease (calcaneal apophysitis) is the most common cause of heel pain in children, particularly in physically active adolescents who are about to begin puberty. Sever’s disease is a painful inflammation of the heel’s growth plate, which is located in the lower back of the heel, where the Achilles tendon (the heel cord that […]

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