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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

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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

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2017 Healthy Feet Survey reveals Australia’s hidden foot problem

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This month we are excited to release our inaugural Healthy Feet Survey to help bridge the information gap on foot health through examining how Australians look after their feet and lift the lid on some of the fundamental awareness issues with podiatry as a health service.

Commissioned and published by Australia’s largest podiatry groups My FootDr and Balance Podiatry, the report reveals modern lifestyle demands and ignorance are two major factors impacting on foot health. Continue reading 2017 Healthy Feet Survey reveals Australia’s hidden foot problem

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Is foot pain stopping you from running?

Foot Pain Podiatry Running

Foot Pain Podiatry RunningWhether your playing football, netball or training for an endurance running event, it’s a timely reminder to think about how these types of activities may impact our foot health.

The last thing anyone needs at this stage of the season or training is to obtain an injury or a minor symptom to turn into something that limits their ability to perform or even compete. Continue reading Is foot pain stopping you from running?

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Did you run for mum and wake up with foot pain?

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Balance PodiatryMother’s Day left a lot of love beating through the hearts of families across Australia last weekend. It also left quite a few people with sore feet as they donned their running shoes for the first time in a while to pound the pavement to support charity fun run activities.

As Mother’s Day fun runs – along with park runs and charity runs alike – become increasingly more popular in Australia, it’s a timely reminder to think about your feet! Continue reading Did you run for mum and wake up with foot pain?