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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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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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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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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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