Pro Feet Podiatry Blog

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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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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Campbell Brown’s family dog gnaws off both of his father-in-laws big toes. Why did this happen? Geelong Podiatrist, Amy Hawker explains….

October 3, 2017

Campbell Brown’s family dog gnaws off both of his father-in-laws big toes. Why did this happen? Geelong Podiatrist, Amy Hawker explains…. Former AFL Hawthorn star Campbell Brown revealed his father-in-law has recovered in hospital after the family’s pet dog Sabel chewed off his left toe while he was asleep.    In an article by 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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Geelong Podiatrist, Amy Hawker Gives Her Top Tips For 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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