Zero to Hero- Return to exercising injury-free
Don’t rush a good thing! With all the recent changes to our lifestyles, there are a lot of people out there who are taking up a new form of exercise for the first time, gym junkies having an enforced break from their second home and waiting (impatiently) for them to re-open or people beginning to exercise for the first time…
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PODIATRY ONLINE (telehealth)
WHAT IS ONLINE PODIATRY?? Podiatry consultation via video conference on your computer or phone in isolation/at home In this uncertain time, we are looking for ways to bring health care to you. We have all been advised by our government to stay at home except for necessary exercise, shopping and medical appointments. Lower-limb pain will not take a break in…
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Gym and podiatry- BABY COWS (calves)
  PODIATRY AT THE GYM- CALF RAISES Feet and legs form the foundations of the human body. So we podiatrists are pretty important people haha! The feet are the first and only point of contact with the ground and are what keep us walking, running, jumping and landing. One of the main exercises we tend to prescribe to people is…
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Which Orthotic could I need??
There are many different types of “orthotics” available to us.  From inserts sold over the counter at the chemist, to intricate braces made up by orthotists. Orthotics come in many different shapes and sizes depending on which podiatrist you see, what you need and which lab they come from. To save us going too deep I’m going to highlight the…
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Do I Need Orthotics??
  Most of us have heard of orthotics, and have likely heard personal anecdotes spanning life changing miracles to tales of discomfort and empty wallets. Each day, we podiatrists witness how effective these pieces of plastic and foam can be in managing load and force, to reduce pain and dysfunction, though also bear the weight of common misconceptions and misunderstandings…
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DO I HAVE PLANTAR FASCIOPATHY (plantar heel pain)?
  What increases my risk of PLANTAR HEEL PAIN? spike in training load (frequency, intensity and/or duration) increase in weight change in shoes reduced ankle range of motion standing occupation running technique “Are my feet tired from a big day wearing my sexy shoes at the races or have I got that plantarfaci-whatever they talk about? “ Plantar heel pain…
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Let’s Talk About Heel Pain
HEEL PAIN The common cold of foot problems, plantar heel pain is the thorn in the side (or heel) of millions of people walking the earth each year.  We love heel pain, both for the challenge it offers and the impact successful treatment has on our clients lives. You’re reminded of this injury every step you take and cringe at…
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Crossfit shoes – Is There a Difference?
Crossfit shoes – Is There a Difference?   Flat shoe, strong shoe Right shoe, wrong shoe   It almost sounds like a Dr Seuss book, right? But with so many shoes on the market, sometimes it can be tricky to choose the right shoe for the right activity. Crossfit focuses on full body fitness and is an intense and diverse…
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Achilles Pain
Do you suffer from a painful Achilles? Do you have stiffness, burning, tenderness or swelling of the area above your heel? You may notice it when you stretch your ankle or stand on your toes. Don’t under estimate Achilles pain! It is an area that can cause severe debilitation. At Hunter Podiatry we enjoy treating this area of the body!…
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Corn or Wart??
Warts and Corns – What They Are and How to tell the difference. Words by Kristen Stone, Podiatrist Hunter Podiatry Services. Have you ever had a sore spot under your foot or on your toes? Or a patch of hard skin that you can’t seem to get rid of? There’s a good chance that you’ve had a corn or a wart.…
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