Running

How do I prevent an achilles injury?

February 28, 2019

The achilles tendon is one of the largest and strongest tendons in the human body, and can tolerate loads far beyond our own body weight. The achilles tendon is a continuation of two muscles – the Gastrocnemius and Soleus, they are collectively known as the ‘calf’. The achilles attaches onto the back of the calcaneus...


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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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What is nailKalm?

May 21, 2018

We know you don’t want to talk about it. But we need to discuss the funny colouring on your nails. You know, the crumbly thickness that know one seems to know what to do with? Well there is a name for it and there is a new treatment available at Pro Feet Podiatry! Onychomycosis (fungal...


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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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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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