Around the grounds with sporting injuries
It’s been great to see professional sports back in action over the past couple of months and as always, there are some interesting injuries that have occured. As a Podiatrist I see a wide variety of different injuries, both chronic and acute, so I’d like to share some parts of what I can see in the clinic. I’ll cover a…
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Netball shoes – what’s going to work for me?
Welcome to part two of the netball shoes series! If you haven’t caught part one I’d definitely encourage you to check it out before we get into part two. Previously we spoke about the key differences between netball shoes and running shoes, and why having specific shoes are beneficial.  Netball season is just around the corner and there may be…
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Lockdown stress… fractures!
Post Lockdown Stress Fractures  Lockdown has put everyone’s schedule out of whack, including their weekly fitness regime.  Whether you have taken a 3 month hiatus from the gym, or you have been bored in the house going for a 5km run every day, it’s important if you do feel foot or leg pain, to get it checked out.  Why?… A…
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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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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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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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NDIS: The National Disability Insurance Scheme and what it means for you
The role out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has created funding and support to assist those with a disability. At Hunter Podiatry we are privileged to be able to provide a wide variety of podiatric care as a registered NDIS provider. This may include orthotic therapy, diabetic assessments, general nail care and much more. Our podiatrist are committed…
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