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For the love of ballet, keep those feet tiptoeing

Whether you dance to feel good, competitively, as a career or just for fun, your greatest asset is your feet. In the world of ballet, dancers are known for their elegant poise and graceful movements. It can be hard to imagine that behind the refined image ballet dancers are often suffering from, and vulnerable to, a range of foot conditions.

The constant pounding of your feet on hard surfaces and long hours spent exercising, training and performing, put your feet under immense pressure and strain. Regardless of age and gender, your feet are vital for your dance performance.

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How to treat fungal nails?

Beautiful Nails Again Information BookletTo treat a problem, a professional must identify and diagnose the problem. You need a dentist to fix and maintain your teeth like you need a Podiatrist to care for your feet! Step one to treating fungal nails is to seek professional assistance from a Podiatrist, who can tailor a solution to your individual condition and provide you with the very best results. Continue reading How to treat fungal nails?

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What causes fungal nails?

What causes fungal nailsIdentifying what causes fungal nail infections is step one in prevention. In our earlier blog, ‘What are fungal nails?’, we identified what fungal nails are and what they look like, but what causes them?

In our lifetime, our feet and toenails are squeezed into shoes too small, knocked around, stood on, painted and clipped – and all this often in the same week! Fungus is present on everyone’s skin and feet. There are three types of fungus that can cause fungal nail infections.

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What are fungal nails?

Fungal Nail PodiatristLooking and feeling good is important. We take pride in our hair, skin and overall appearance for our health and confidence. The last thing we expect is to have issues with our toenails.

Fungal nails, or in medical terminology, Onychomycosis, is a common condition that can affect both the fingernails and toenails, but is more often seen in toenails. In fact, around 10% of Australians experience fungal toenails in their lifetime.

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The magic of orthotics

Do you know the feeling when you’ve been walking around all day and your feet really hurt?

You try to remember a time when your feet didn’t hurt. You wish you hadn’t taken that time for granted. You start referring to those days as, ‘the good old days’.

What if we told you, we can take you back to the ‘good old days’? Where exercising, walking and everyday activities do not cause discomfort to your whole body. We’re not time travellers, we’re Podiatrists who specialise in custom-made orthotics.
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Big facts on little feet – Foot Health Month 2017

Did you know as many as 81 per cent of parents have never taken their child to visit a Podiatrist?

Children’s feet and legs develop rapidly, and there are a surprising number of common foot problems that can be difficult for parents to identify.

To help celebrate National Foot Health Month, this October we encourage parents to take big steps for little feet by taking their child to a podiatrist, to help Aussie kids grow up living a happy, healthy and active life.

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Spring into action the right way

Start running the right wayAs we head into the warmer months, our climate makes it even more enticing and rewarding to step outside when exercising.

However, before dusting off the running shoes, think about the impact changes to your fitness regime may have on your feet – or you may end up sidelined.

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Finding the right fit

Do you struggle to find shoes that fit your feet? Are you still waiting for that Cinderella moment?

Everybody’s feet are different; the right fit for one person can be completely wrong for someone else. When buying shoes, you need the correct footwear for the task and footwear that is correct for your feet.

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Healthy runners need healthy feet

Like athletes, our feet come in all shapes and sizes. The mums and dads who run daily through the park have a lot in common with an athlete training for the Olympics. Both require healthy feet and the right footwear to put their best foot forward.

When you run, walk, skip or jump your feet absorb the impact of every step, making foot care essential to achieve your best performance.

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You are only as old as your feet feel

Some pretty colourful shoes were worn throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s – but we now know a lot more about feet than we ever did! So how has our lifestyle choices from the last half-century impacted on foot health?  

With Senior’s Week underway in Queensland this week (August 19 – 27), let’s take a look at the biggest foot problems that elderly Australians face today. 

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