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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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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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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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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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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