Yearly Archive: 2018

Nail polish and Podiatry.. What do we think?

December 5, 2018

Who doesn’t like to put on a nice polish to match their outfit, especially as the weather warms up, but is that pretty colour doing pretty things to you’re body and your toes? Did you know that your nails are porous and they absorb what you put onto them? Many nail polishes contain ingredients that...

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Is it time to update your running shoes?

December 4, 2018

Have you ever gone for a run and felt that your shoes might need updating but didnt know how to tell if they’re past their used by date? Warmer weather means more of us are getting out there and running more, and depending on how much running you do and how often you run, it...

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Preparing your feet for travel!

November 30, 2018

Have you been planning your dream holiday, perhaps heading overseas to visit family, or are you ready to check a few things off the bucket list? Machu Picchu, Golden Gate bridge, The Stonehenge, The Eiffel Tower, The Rocky mountains …. But did you include 10-20kms of daily walking on those lists? Often when we travel...

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What can I do for heel pain in kids? Podiatrist explains…

November 27, 2018

What can I do for heel pain in kids? Our Podiatrist in Lara gives her Top 5 Tips for heel pain in Children! Specific Footwear Flexible inserts Mobility and strength Load Pain relief As the weather is warming up lots of children are getting outside and getting active… which is great! Or they may have...

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How to be friends with your feet this racing season!

November 1, 2018

As the sunshine takes over and the grass gets greener, Victorians shake out the winter cobwebs and prepare for their next party- the Spring racing carnival! Whether you are a classic Derby Day goer or more of an Oak’s Day enthusiast,  keeping your feet happy on race day is a necessity not worth gambling on....

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What do your loading patterns say about you?

October 25, 2018

When we talk about loading patterns, we are referring to the transfer of load through your feet. This might not seem like a big deal, but depending on your activity, the load going through particular structures can be in excess of 300% of your body weight! If that load is moving through structures that can’t...

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Tis the season….for RUNNING!

October 25, 2018

It’s finally here, the birds are chirping and the sun is shining, it’s time to dust off the runners and get ready for another stellar running season. Running season for most generally starts around October and will go through until March, and it is during this time, we as Podiatrists see a real spike in...

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Are Shin Splints Impacting Your Activity?!

October 24, 2018

Shin splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome) is a common and frequently treated condition seen across many health clinics. Typically seen in runners and athletes, this injury can limit activity and at times completely prevent any form of high-intensity exercise. The cause of this injury is poorly understood however pain is likely a result, but not...

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What are the best cricket shoes for the upcoming 2018/19 season? 

October 17, 2018

Footy is over…. now let’s focus on the cricket! Whether you are opening your long forgotten cricket bag or starting the game for the first time, its important to ensure your footwear will get you through a long season. Melbourne Podiatrist, Tom Beasley, who plays locally for Old Trinity Cricket Club lists the current cricket...

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Best Shoes For Travel!!

October 1, 2018

The perfect travel shoe… does it exist?   You have been planning the holiday for months – flights booked, itinerary planned, clothes packed…. But wait, what shoes to take?   As Podiatrist’s (and keen adventurers) we understand how difficult it can be to find the perfect travel or everyday shoe, especially one that ticks all...

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