Children’s Foot Pain

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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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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Footwear for little people’s feet….

May 1, 2018

Footwear for little people’s feet…. In terms of choosing footwear for little feet, we don’t like to choose based on age but rather on stage. Pre-walkers Shoes for feet that are soft and malleable need to be just that…. soft and malleable. We do not want tight or rigid shoes or socks around these little...


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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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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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Best Junior Footy Boots 2016 by Podiatrist, Danny Hegarty

February 25, 2016

Best Junior Footy Boots 2016! It’s football time again! Training is starting up and kids are keen to get back out there and have a kick. We’ve reviewed the best junior boots on offer for the upcoming 2016 season to minimise the chance of your kids pulling up sore. One of the best ways to...


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