Injury Prevention

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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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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I’m injured… what should I do?

February 3, 2017

I’m injured… what should I do?  We see a lot of runners and triathletes who are injured. And many of them have seen multiple health practitioners, all of them with one common goal… getting back to the activity they love! I have put together some tips to help you get you back to the activity...


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