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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What You Should and Shouldn’t Do When Your Feet Hurt
Sore feet can be debilitating. They can change your life and make even the most simple day to day tasks difficult and unpleasant. So it’s quite normal (especially if you’ve been in pain for a while) to try anything to make them feel better! But sometimes, in spite of your best intentions, you can actually be doing more harm than…
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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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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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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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