Plantar Fasciitis


Plantar heel pain AKA plantar fasciitis is an overuse condition of the plantar fascia often at its origin and attachment to the heel bone (calcaneus). Those that have had it know how painful and frustrating this injury can be. Some describe it as walking on broken glass every morning. Ouch! Over the years, treatment for [...]

Plantar Fasciitis2020-05-07T15:29:56+10:00

Achilles’ Tendinopathy – A Runner’s Worst Nightmare…


In today’s blog, we are going to talk about a runner’s worst nightmare… Achilles’ tendinopathy (previously known as Achilles’ tendinitis). Yes, this condition generally creeps up on you and has the uncanny ability to cause you pain at the most inconvenient times, like just before a major game or event! Unfortunately, ignoring the pain and [...]

Achilles’ Tendinopathy – A Runner’s Worst Nightmare…2018-09-05T14:06:39+10:00

The Beginner’s Guide to Exercise – Top Tips for Starting an Exercise Routine


Spring is almost here! And with days getting warmer and longer, many people see it as the perfect time to get back into their exercise routine to shed those pesky winter kilos! You may have been great through the Summer and Autumn months, but as the days got darker and colder, your routine went out [...]

The Beginner’s Guide to Exercise – Top Tips for Starting an Exercise Routine2018-08-16T13:27:23+10:00

Sever’s Disease and Winter Sport


As the Winter sport season is now well and truly underway, we are starting to see some of the more common overuse injuries affecting children and adolescents. Over the next few weeks, we are going to be looking at the more common musculoskeletal conditions affecting children, starting this week with Sever’s disease. Sever’s disease is [...]

Sever’s Disease and Winter Sport2018-06-15T07:59:28+10:00

Calf Strains


It's often called the "over 30s injury". It’s the soft tissue injury that makes veteran athletes worried the game may have passed them by. It’s that feeling like someone’s shot you in the back of the leg but hasn’t. That’s right, today we are talking the dreaded calf strain! How? A calf strain is a [...]

Calf Strains2017-08-09T16:28:21+10:00

Top 5 Ankle Exercises


Ankle Exercises! Last week we looked at sports with a high incidence of ankle sprains, the common mechanisms of injury and then how best to manage your sprained ankle. This week I thought we should take a step back and look at some exercises to help strengthen your ankle and possibly avoid sprains in the first [...]

Top 5 Ankle Exercises2017-08-02T16:13:30+10:00

Understanding Toe Walking


Understanding Toe Walking Toe walking refers to a walking pattern in which a child walks on their toes or ball of the foot. There can be many medical reasons to account for this type of walking pattern, however often it can simply be habitual or behavioural, with no underlying cause. When there is no medical [...]

Understanding Toe Walking2017-04-05T12:09:58+10:00

Kids Shoes – Finding the Right Shoe and finding the Right Fit


With so much conflicting advice on appropriate shoes for children, it is no wonder that parents are often confused about what is best. Ideal footwear is often hard to find, particularly if you don’t know what you should be looking for. As your child gets older, finding the perfect shoe can also be a matter of [...]

Kids Shoes – Finding the Right Shoe and finding the Right Fit2017-02-08T20:00:02+10:00
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