The Knee Nerds
Knee – Haw partners  Howdy folks, Jas and Luke back with everything you kneed to know about your knees. See what we did there? We’ll go over a few more myths like we did a couple of weeks ago when we discussed ankles, but we’ll also highlight some important things to know about your trusty (or not so trusty) knees.…
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Ankle Mythbusters
Hey guys, Jas and Luke here! Welcome to the first of a three part series for busting myths of the lower limb. Over the next few weeks we’ll be running you through a couple of myths for the ankle, knee and hip. For those of you who don’t know, Jas is a physiotherapist at Terrace Physio Plus (TPP). Here at…
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These Boots Were Made for Walking…and for Just About Everything Else!
With such a massive selection of work boots available these days, it can be really hard to navigate your way around to finding the best one. And in reality, there’s not really one best boot – it’s more the best boot for your particular foot and your particular needs.  So, to try to make it a bit easier for you,…
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Active kids with sore heels
When I was a kid, both of my parents were trained nurses so to get a day off school was next to impossible. In fact, I heated up a thermometer under boiling water once just to prove I had a temperature! But as it turns out, having a temperature of over 50° and still be functioning is pretty hard to…
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Why do my toenails look weird?
As a podiatrist, it’s something I get asked a lot! And the truth is, there are quite a few reasons why your nails might be looking weird so I’m going to go through a few of them for you; including some ideas for how to deal with those unique nails! There are 4 basic reasons why nails change; microtrauma (small…
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A Podiatrists guide to running shoes
Hi! I’m Luke, a Podiatrist at Hunter Podiatry Services. Let’s talk about shoes!  I’ve come from a long background of fitting running and walking shoes in and around the Newcastle area. Whether you’re a walker, plodder or gung-ho runner, we all need the right shoes to get us from A to B. I’ll cover a few of the main types…
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Preparation is key for Winter sport in 2021
Hi! My name’s Gabby and I’m a podiatrist at Hunter Podiatry Services. I’ve recently returned from a stint in Alice springs and have signed up to play AFL locally. As pre-season starts to get into action, practice matches are commencing and the first whistle nears, I felt it was important to remind us all the importance of injury prevention in…
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Help I think I have a bunion.
What is a Bunion and Who gets them? Bunions – or Hallux Abducto Valgus, the medical term – are those big bony lumps you may have seen just behind the big toe of your Grandmas feet (Sorry Gran). They appear when the bones begin to align abnormally and forces within the foot begin to push the big toe towards the…
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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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