Leading podiatrists warn that many Australian children could be starting off the school year on the wrong foot by wearing shoes that permanently damage their feet.
Children spend at least 1200 hours in school shoes each year – and that doesn’t factor in extra-curricular activities such as sports. Continue reading Gen Z starting school on the wrong foot.
Thank you for your ongoing support and trusting Balance Podiatry with your foot care needs in 2017.
Balance podiatry centres will operate at special holiday trading hours from Friday 22 December 2017 to Tuesday 2 January 2018. Check in with your local clinic to see when it will be open during the holiday period.
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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
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
Whether 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
To 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?
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
Did 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
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