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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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 […]

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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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Plantar plate (ball of foot) pain

WHAT TO LOOK FOR? Injury to the plantar plate usually presents with symptoms such as, forefoot pain, swelling, heat, redness, a sensation of “walking on a marble” or “walking on the bones of the ball of your foot.” An obvious plantar plate injury can be seen when one of the smaller toes appears to be […]

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Netball Shoes vs Traditional Runners

NETBALL Vs. TRADITIONAL RUNNERS Netball is a high impact sport that often requires short sharp bursts of agile movements. Whilst running shoes are soft and cushioned, they lack the ability to control side to side movement and pose a risk of lower limb injuries as they best work for forwards-backwards motion. The thick rubber sole […]

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Foot care for Diabetics

Diabetic affected feet can present with altered sensation and a reduction in blood circulation. As a result, cuts, wounds, blisters, and other foot lesions, may not be causing any pain and your may inaccurately determine hot-cold temperatures. Additionally, a reduction in blood flow can delay healing. When poorly managed, infection may develop and the risk […]

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Exercise for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common chronic conditions of an entire joint resulting from a gradual loss of cartilage. Cartilage is the protective cushion between the bones and when this breaks down, bone overgrowth occurs and fluid filled pockets called subchondral cysts result in inflammation and stiffness within the entire joint. The most common […]

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4 tips for Type 2 Diabetes

Insulin is a hormone that is released in to the blood stream by the pancreas to collect sugars and take them to the cells for fuel. When we consume certain foods particularly carbohydrates and sugars, they are broken down into glucose and released in to the blood stream – this is referred to as blood […]

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Learning to run

We all want to be able to run faster or further and most people focus on this in their training while ignoring their technique. Few runners ever schedule time to practice and improve their technique. Running is rarely thought of as a learned skill. However, just because you can run, this doesn’t necessarily make your […]

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Return to running post pregnancy

1. Consider what exercise you did before and during pregnancy It will be easier for someone to return to running if they always ran prior to pregnancy and did some running during their pregnancy, compared to someone has never run before. 2. Do your pelvic floor exercises The pelvic floor consists of muscles and ligaments […]

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