Trail 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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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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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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When do I update my running shoes? Geelong Podiatrist gives top 5 tips!!

September 4, 2016

When do I update my running shoes? Whether you are training for a marathon, attending boot camp or out walking it is important to have the correct footwear to prevent injury. Over time time running shoes compress and no longer provide the shock absorption or structure that they once did… Wearing old and worn-out shoes can...

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