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Here’s a couple of articles about different common conditions.

Tendinitis, Tendinosis, Tendinopathy

Tendinopathy used to be considered an overuse injury, now it is more associated with loading errors. Continue reading

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Optimal Standing Posture

You are meant to have a curve in your lower back in standing but it is not meant to be pronounced. Standing up completely rigidly straight is not ideal. Optimal standing posture involves a gentle contraction of your core muscles … Continue reading

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Shoe Revolution

The great shoe debate of Barefoot versus Minimalist Footwear versus Fully Shodden versus Maxi shoes has intensified in recent times. As Physiotherapists & Podiatrists we see many of the results of the shoe revolution. At the moment there is not … Continue reading

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Tips for prevention of back pain during pregnancy

Maintain good posture when standing. Gently draw in your tummy and tighten your buttocks, draw your shoulder blades down and in, and gently tuck your chin in. Maintain good posture when sitting. A lumbar support (eg. a rolled up towel … Continue reading

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Could you be pre-diabetic? Or have Metabolic Syndrome?

Are you on your way to diabetes? Pre-diabetes is where insulin is not working well enough and glucose levels are higher than normal. It is not quite at the level for a diagnosis of diabetes but is a strong indicator … Continue reading

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Diabetes & Foot Risk

Many people are unaware of the risk diabetes poses to the feet & legs. An amputation due to diabetes occurs every 23 seconds worldwide. This is an alarming statistic, particularly when foot complications in diabetes can be monitored & prevented. … Continue reading

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It’s Travel Time – Be wary of DVT’s

A DVT is a Deep Venous Thromboembolism, & refers to the presence of coagulated blood within the veins that return blood to the heart. The risk of an undiagnosed DVT is that the thrombus may dislodge or fragment, allowing it … Continue reading

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Muscle Injuries – Corks, Strains & Cramps

For any of you who have had a muscle cork, strain or cramp, you will understand how painful, frustrating &, at times debilitating, they can be. Despite this, muscle injuries are often treated incorrectly, leading to poor healing & increased … Continue reading

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Hip Pain – Not to be ignored

The hip joint is a ball & socket joint, designed to provide a good amount of stability & range of movement. The top of the femur (thighbone) is a ball shape which fits into a socket on the bottom edge … Continue reading

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Patello-femoral joint pain – a common cause of knee pain

The patella (knee-cap) is situated at the front of the knee & lies within the tendon of the quadriceps muscle. The knee cap sits in front of the femur forming a joint in which the bones are almost in contact … Continue reading

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Recurrent Hamstring Strain

Hamstring strains are extremely common in sports with high demands on speed, power, rapid change in direction, acceleration/deceleration, jumping & kicking. Because the hamstrings cross two joints the muscle group is prone to injury & re-injury during the swing phase … Continue reading

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Sweaty Feet

  Sweaty Feet – Hyperhidrosis & Bromhidrosis What is Hyperhidrosis? Hyperhidrosis is the result of overactive sweat glands mainly on the plantar surface of the feet. Sweating usually occurs when there is physical exertion/stress, with emotional stress or secondary to an … Continue reading

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Incidental Exercise

In a usual busy day, it can be difficult to find your 30 minutes for exercise so utilizing “incidental exercise” can help contribute to this total. Incidental exercise is made up of choices we make which allow us to take … Continue reading

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High Heel Comfort

You can wear high heels in comfort; it just takes a little know-how – or some advice from your podiatrist. Admittedly, high heeled shoes are not all that fabulous for your foot health.  Wearing high heels on a daily basis … Continue reading

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Acute Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are a very common injury in most weight-bearing sports & in other recreational activities. They also have a high rate of recurrence. Lateral ligament injuries are the most common injuries occurring in the ankle, largely due to the … Continue reading

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Arthritis Awareness

Arthritis is a general term given to a group of conditions that affect the joints in our body. 1 in 6 Australian’s have some form of Arthritis, & 60% of all people with arthritis are of working age (between 15 … Continue reading

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Children’s Footwear

Many adult foot problems can have their origins in childhood, so attention to footwear in children can minimise the risk of these problems in adults. It is essential that children have their feet assessed on a regular basis & to … Continue reading

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Work & School Bags

Poor choice or inappropriate use of a work or school bag, can lead to back, neck, headache & shoulder pain. In children especially, this can put them at risk of permanent spinal damage. When choosing a good school or work … Continue reading

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Tips for Driving in the Holidays

With trips to the snow or beach a popular holiday choice, it is likely that many of you will be stuck in your car or even on planes travelling long distances. Unfortunately, this is not good news for your lower … Continue reading

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Corns and Callus

Our feet play an important role in getting us around. When we walk or stand, our feet carry the burden of our body weight, as well as bearing the various pressures of movement & the constraints of footwear. Sometimes, pressure … Continue reading

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