Yearly Archive: 2017

Calf raises…why are they so important?

December 20, 2017

Drysdale Podiatrist, Patrick Oughtred explains… The humble calf raise is an effective exercise which has been around decades, and has been re-worked to create dozens of variations. The movement is simple: rise up onto your forefoot (double or single leg), then back down – How hard could that be? Essentially the calf raise is a...


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Top tips for keeping your feet active, healthy and happy this summer!

December 7, 2017

After a cosy winter of hiding underneath socks and enclosed shoes, the warm summer days are a chance to show off your feet, so here are some tips for having summer-worthy feet. Soak it: Soaking our feet in warm water softens up the skin and you can add some Epsom salts for extra muscle relaxation....


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Cracked heels? No more…Drysdale Podiatrist, Patrick Oughtred explains

October 4, 2017

Cracked heels? NO MORE…!  Drysdale Podiatrist, Patrick Oughtred explains Cracked heels or “fissures” are the bane of our lives especially when the weather starts to warm up and we want to we open heeled shoes. Fissures affect nearly everybody, and often can be quite painful, as well as being aesthetically unappealing. Cracked heels are the...


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Why all the fuss about socks?

September 28, 2017

As podiatrists, we are constantly presented with cases of tricky to fix, recurrent, painful blisters. Working with athletes, runners and those who love to keep active, we understand how important it is for your feet to function as optimally as possible. Choosing the right shoe, perfecting your running technique and building up your lower leg...


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What is Sever’s?! Drysdale Podiatrist, Patrick Oughtred explains…

August 21, 2017

What is Sever’s?! Drysdale Podiatrist, Patrick Oughtred explains… Sever’s Disease, technically known as Calcaneal Apophysitis, is a very common childhood complaint. It is most commonly seen between the ages of 9-13 years old, and generally affects boys more  than girls. Severs is classified as an overuse injury and the cause of the pain is irritation...


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Marathon Recovery…

June 28, 2017

Top 4 Tips for Marathon Recovery..  Congratulations to the hundreds of participants taking on the Surf Coast Trail marathon, half-marathon and team marathon on the weekend. I was fortunate enough to participate in the 42km marathon that links Anglesea to Torquay and Aireys Inlet. It was a beautiful journey through spectacular coastal scenery and some...


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These Boots Are Made For Walkin’…

March 28, 2017

  On a wintery weekend you may find yourself exploring Melbourne or around the Bellarine Peninsula. I don’t mean trekking, necessarily- although it’s fun too- but rather jumping between suburbs, bouncing between cafes, window shopping with friends or walking to the MCG for the footy, especially when parking is sparse. Walking is the perfect choice...


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