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Is it normal to experience foot pain when I’m pregnant?

Is it normal to experience foot pain when I'm pregnant? The short answer to this question is yes, it is but it can be prevented. To understand why you get foot pain, it is first important to understand what is happening to your body during pregnancy: Hormonal changes ...

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How to give your old stops the boot!

How to give your old stops the boot!

Football season is just around the corner, which means it’s that time of the year to check out the latest and greatest in this year's football boot space. Each style of boot will function and perform differently to the next one, so this year let's choose based on need...

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Is your RICE out of date?

Is your RICE out of date?

Is your RICE out of date? For a long time now we have been managing acute injuries with the age old advice- R(est) I(ce) C(ompression) E(levation). But has our RICE passed it’s expiry?   The latest research suggests so!!   With an acute injury (like a sprain...

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Is your “Runner’s Knee” giving you the run around?

Is your “Runner’s Knee” giving you the run around?

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB syndrome or IT Band syndrome) With many people gearing up for running events later this year now is a great time to take a look at one of the common conditions that often rears its ugly head amongst the running community. What is ITB...

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Do I need Orthotics?

Do I need Orthotics?

"Hi, do I need Orthotics?" This is one of the most common questions that we get asked as a Podiatrist.  To answer that question, our clients will go through an extensive biomechanical assessment looking at how your foot functions during activity. We take into account...

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Top 4 tips for Blister Prevention when running

Top 4 tips for Blister Prevention when running

How can I prevent blisters when running? Our Podiatrist Marney gives her top tips on how to prevent blisters during training and event day. New Shoes If you have new runners, make sure that you wear them in at least 2 weeks before an event. Start by wearing them...

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Am I hypermobile or just flexible?

Am I hypermobile or just flexible?

More than bendy? Am I hypermobile or just flexible? Being mobile is good right? Don’t we want to be flexible and hypermobile. Is there a difference? Flexibility refers to the muscles and their associated fascia being stretched. A muscle is a contractile tissue which...

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What causes Jaw pain?

What causes Jaw pain?

Jaw pain, temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD), is a common and often debilitating condition but it can be easy to treat with the right care team on your side. So, what do we mean when we say TMD? The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the articulation of the mandible...

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The Positive link between Autism and Exercise

The Positive link between Autism and Exercise

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) was first diagnosed in the 1950’s with current rates continually increasing.  What is ASD? ASD is a neurodevelopmental disorder with an onset before the age of three, however may not manifest itself until later in life. Children with ASD...

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MENOPAUSE – Does this affect my risk of injury?

MENOPAUSE – Does this affect my risk of injury?

Menopause - one of the biggest changes the female body tackles in response to changing hormones and typically peaks at ages 49-51. Menopause typically reflects the absence of menstruation of at least 12 months. Most women associate this period with the dreaded hot...

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Do I have a Plantar Wart?

Do I have a Plantar Wart?

Do I have a wart on my foot? What is a wart? A wart is caused by a viral infection known as the human papillomavirus (HPV).  Warts are characterised by a growth of raised hard skin and they can generally be found on the hands and feet. Warts also have little black...

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Winning the Warrnambool Marathon! Leo’s story…

Winning the Warrnambool Marathon! Leo’s story…

Remember that high of crossing the finish line of a run you have been training for for months? We are all missing it. In the clinic, we have been reflecting on what our clients have achieved over the years. We don't always get that chance as we are too focussed on the...

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Top 5 Ways to avoid getting a running injury!

Top 5 Ways to avoid getting a running injury!

With gyms closed we’ve found lots of people are turning to running and making the most of the awesome trails and beaches the Surf Coast has to offer! With all this extra time, it may be tempting to run more frequently and/or longer distances.  But, did you know that...

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Pain on the outside of the knee? It could be your ITB!

Pain on the outside of the knee? It could be your ITB!

My 5 steps to fixing ITB syndrome You’re out on a run chasing down your next PB when suddenly you feel a sharp pain on the outside of your knee. You pull up, shake it off and start again. But that same pain returns getting worse with each step until you’re eventually...

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Is Dry Needling painful?

Is Dry Needling painful?

Trigger point dry needling Trigger point dry needling is a technique where a fine, sterile acupuncture filament needle is used to stimulate and relieve a “trigger point” in tight and sore muscles. So, what does that even mean? A ‘trigger point’ is a tight or...

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