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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Best Netball Shoes for 2019!

February 13, 2019

Shoe shopping can be a tricky task for anyone, testing out different sizes, cushioning levels and colours can make a daily necessity turn into a mind boggling task. Throw in the challenge of finding a shoe that has to hold up in the multi directional craziness of netball, then that’s a whole other kettle of...

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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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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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What to think about when picking a netball shoe?

March 1, 2018

As netball trials sweep the nation, the familiar smell of Thursday night training and icy cold winter Saturdays hit us. Whether you are the kind of netballer who has been training steadily all of pre season, or you are the opposite who has only just dusted off the cobwebs, with the dawn of a new...

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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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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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