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Summer sports a big hit on little feet

As thousands of Australian children sign up for summer sports programs, podiatrists warn many of them could be wearing shoes which permanently damage their feet.

Children spend on average 1000 hours a year in school shoes – and footwear required for popular sports such as cricket, netball, basketball and soccer also add additional pressure on growing feet. Continue reading Summer sports a big hit on little feet

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Little feet a big focus as Australia celebrates National Foot Health Month

Podiatrists are urging parents to take big steps for their children’s feet as part of National Foot Health Month, to help Aussie kids grow up living an active and pain-free life.

Australian podiatry group, Balance Podiatry, has this month released new research revealing 81% of parents have never taken their child to visit a Podiatrist. Continue reading Little feet a big focus as Australia celebrates National Foot Health Month

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What google can’t tell you about your running style

Gait AnalysisWhether you are an avid long-distance runner or even a two-to-three time a week recreational runner, chances are you have probably Googled ways to get the best out of your body.

There are countless readily-available information sources on fine-tuning and enhancing your running style. An overwhelming amount of marketing dollars are also spent directing us towards the latest shoes that improve comfort and performance.  Continue reading What google can’t tell you about your running style

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Do you want beautiful nails again?

Beautiful Nails Again Information Booklet

Beautiful Nails Again Information BookletTo help the community better understand and better manage fungal toenails we have developed our Beautiful Nails Again Information Booklet. The advice within this booklet is the combined wisdom of decades of experience within the podiatry industry. Read our Beautiful Nails Again Information Booklet online.  Continue reading Do you want beautiful nails again?

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It’s better to be shoe safe than sorry

We all buy shoes straight off the shelf, yet our feet are all different shapes and sizes. So how do you know if your shoe is right for you, particularly as you get older when you are at a higher risk of a fall-related injury?

According to our 2017 Healthy Feet Survey, 89 per cent of Australians haven’t had their foot professionally measured in the past 12 months, meaning they may not be wearing appropriate footwear for their feet. Continue reading It’s better to be shoe safe than sorry

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Preventing falls lands on foot health

Falls PreventionDid you know that more than 260 people aged 65 and over were hospitalised for a fall-related injury every day in 2016? Don’t let it be you or someone you care about.

As Senior’s Week (Qld) approaches later this month (August 19 – 27), we want to help educate Australians about the importance of preventing falls among our community’s most vulnerable. Continue reading Preventing falls lands on foot health

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Living with chronic pain isn’t easy: National Pain Week

Anyone who lives with chronic or persistent pain knows that it can have a major impact on our ability to enjoy a normal lifestyle. Suffering pain can often also lead to feelings of isolation, however, you are not alone.

Too many Australians live with pain and this week we are encouraging people to do something about it as part of National Pain Week (July 24 – 30). Continue reading Living with chronic pain isn’t easy: National Pain Week

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Caring for someone with diabetes: 5 simple steps for healthy feet

Diabetic checks foot skin and nailsTo support National Diabetes Week (July 9-15), we want to heighten awareness around the important role carers play in helping people living with diabetes.

Carers can help their patients, partners or family to maintain healthy feet by ensuring they receive regular podiatry care. Continue reading Caring for someone with diabetes: 5 simple steps for healthy feet

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Let’s talk feet this National Diabetes Week

Balance Podiatry Diabetic FootCare

Balance Podiatry Diabetic FootCareAn annual podiatry visit may be all it takes to prevent the more than 12 diabetes-related amputations performed at Australian hospitals every day.

 As we participate in National Diabetes Week this week (July 9-15), this is the message we are sending not only to patients but also to carers of people with diabetes.  Continue reading Let’s talk feet this National Diabetes Week

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Why career women need to promote their foot health

Balance Podiatry Work Shoes

Balance Podiatry Work ShoesWe spend roughly a third of our day in a workplace, but how much thought do we put into what impact our footwear choices have on the health of our feet over the course of our career?

According to our 2017 Healthy Feet Survey, more than half of Australian women (52%) experienced sore feet after work in just the last 12 months. Almost two-thirds (64%) also said they had purchased shoes that were fashionable but not necessarily the best fit. Continue reading Why career women need to promote their foot health