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How does Shockwave Therapy work and what is it?

Radial shockwave therapy is a form of treatment widely used for the management of soft tissue conditions. Radial shockwaves are high energy acoustic sound waves that are transmitted from a probe held against the skin, into the underlying tissues to help trigger a biological change.

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Looking for the Best Football Boots for 2019?

Are you unsure what kind of football boot is best suited to your feet? Then you must read this. Here are a few tips to look out for when buying new football boots.

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Running Shoe Tips

The breakdown of the materials and construction used in running shoes increase your risk for injury. As a result most injuries I see as a podiatrist are caused by worn out footwear. The midsole is where we get cushioning when we run and often wears out long before the upper.

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When To See A Podiatrist?

Podiatrists are experts when it comes to all things foot health related. Podiatrists have spent 4 years at university being trained to help prevent, diagnose and treat a range of foot and lower limb injuries and medical conditions.

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Archies Thong Stockist

Walk On Podiatry now stock and supply Archies Support Thongs that can be worn by anyone who wants an unbelievably comfortable thong.

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Can I Get A Medicare Rebate For Podiatry?

Podiatrists are experts in foot and ankle problems and injuries. You can get a Medicare rebate for Podiatry but let us explain the process in a bit more detail.

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Everything You Need To Know About Netball Shoes

Finding the right netball shoe can be a tricky task especially when there are so many things that you need to think about; cushioning, durability, grip just to name a few.

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How to avoid an ankle sprain

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries sustained by avid sports people. Whether you are a professional athlete or just a “weekend warrior”.

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Summer is here, so let’s talk thongs!

With summer well and truly here, it’s a good time to start thinking about summer footwear!  One of the main issues we all have is finding something that is good for our feet, which we can wear during the summer period.

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How To Choose The Right Football Boot

Here are a few tips to help you know how to choose the right football boot. With the footy season well and truly in full swing, we often get all types of questions regarding football boots. The Football boots we buy are often chosen because we see our favourite player wearing them.

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Plantar Fascial Tear

Melbourne star and co-captain Jack Viney suffered a foot injury the weekend before last that could keep him sidelined for up to six weeks. It is understood that he had previously been suffering from an aggravated plantar fascia with a small plantar fascial tear.

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Care of Orthotics

Most of us invest in our health in a variety of ways. Some of us have custom foot orthotics to support our feet and keep us free from injury and pain. How do we care for them?

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Cycling and foot pain

Lower leg and foot injuries due to cycling are often caused by poor preparation, poor technique/skill, inappropriate gear/ bike set-up, inappropriate shoes, poor technique and overuse.

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Comfortable Orthotics

We believe that it is possible to make an orthotic device that fits and feels comfortable for everyone who wears them. Here are 4 reasons your orthotic mightn't feel right.

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Foot tips for Triathletes. 5 Important foot tips that can make or break a race

To get through your races as unscathed as possible, I’ve put together my 5 top foot tips for Triathletes.

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Clubfoot – Walk For Life Charity

In clubfoot, the tendons which connect the muscles to the bone are shorter than usual which results in the child’s foot being turned inward, often so severely that the bottom of the foot faces sideways or even upward. 

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Eliminate those Dry and Cracked Heels

A simple and easy way to try to eliminate those dry and cracked heels is a moisturising cream! Which one you say? Now there are thousands of different creams on the market and some of them are better than others. I know it probably sounds a little obvious but it is best to always use a cream that is designed to be used on feet.

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Summer Footwear: Sandals and Thongs

Orthaheel sandals and thongs are a great alternative have been designed to reflect a more contemporary look whilst maintaining their full biomechanical benefits. They are perfect for the everyday beach goer and are a must have for those who wear orthotics on a daily basis.

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Spring Racing Season footwear.

Let’s face it, it’s no secret that high heels aren't good for your feet. We all know that they can cause a number of problems including corns, callouses, ankle sprains, Achilles injuries and various forefoot problems.

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Runners or Cross Trainers…Which should I buy?

 In short, yes, you can use a running shoe if you plan on walking and don’t intend to do any running but there are some significant differences between runners and cross trainers that many of us don’t know and it is important to make sure you are using the right shoe for your desired activity.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis is one vascular complication that can occur in the legs and feet and is more likely to occur in long haul flights of greater than 4 hours.

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Diabetes Week

Diabetes is a chronic condition which is becoming more and more prevalent in society yet most people still know very little about this disease. Did you know that people with Diabetes are more likely to be hospitalised due to foot problems than for any other reason?

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Work Boots – Men’s Health Week

For anyone working long hours spending the majority of the day on their feet, selecting the right footwear can be significant in preventing injuries and soreness in the lower back, hips, knees, ankles and feet.

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5 tips on avoid foot or leg injuries this preseason

This time of year is often one where each club or team is trying to out do their competitors by training harder and getting fitter but it is also a time where old injuries return or new ones develop.

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Put a spring in your step!

For most of us, spring signals vibrance, change and regrowth. It is the time of year where we come out of hibernation, shed out winter clothes and head out into the sunshine in search of warmth. Here are a few tips on how to put your best foot forward this spring:

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Pre Pointe Assessment

Every young ballerina dreams of the day when she can strap on her first pair of pointe shoes and dance across the room. For some this dream can take longer than others and pointe is unfortunately not something that all can do or will be good at.

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Achilles Tendon Rupture

The Achilles tendon is a rope like structure that connects our calf muscles to the heel bone. There is an area within the tendon that has a reduced blood supply, and so the Achilles is one tendon most prone to inflammation and rupture.

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Winter woes – Chilblains

If our feet are moved from a cold environment to a hot environment rapidly, then our blood vessels can leak fluid into the surrounding tissue and this can be thought to cause the redness and swelling associated with Chilblains.

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Diabetes and caring for your feet

Diabetes can have a significant effect on the health of your feet but like most things, prevention is the best medicine. Keeping your foot healthy with a careful daily foot care regimen will help prevent some of the risks associated with diabetes.

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Forefoot Pain or Ball of Foot pain

Forefoot pain is a common complaint, one experienced by many of the general and sporting population. It refers to a multitude of injuries symptoms that may be slightly different for each particular underlying cause.

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Shin Splints or Shin Pain

Shin Splints or Shin Pain. So you've just started exercising again, it's been a while since you've done this but feel it's time to get fit and active again and start running a couple of times per week. Not long after you start your new health kick you start to develop shin pain. Does this sound like you?

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James Hird vs Alex Fasolo – Navicular Stress Fracture

There have been quite a few AFL players over the years that have suffered the effects of this dreaded injury. It is an injury that is becoming one of the most feared amongst AFL and sporting circles.

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Warming Up and Stretching

Not warming up can be harmful for your body because exercise can sometimes involve extreme, unpredictable movements. If muscles aren't properly warmed up before exercise and remain cold, then they can be over stretched easily and muscle strains can occur

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How to prevent injury when exercising in the cold

Why should you let winter or the cold prevent you from achieving your fitness goal whatever it may be. With appropriate preparation most cold weather related sporting injuries can be prevented. So to prepare yourself as the Melbourne weather continues to cool down why not try some of these simple tips...

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Anzac Day – Trench Foot

The battlefields were a series of trenches that when the weather turned bad, filled with mud and water. Although Trench Foot itself is not likely to have killed too many, related problems such as infection, gangrene and amputation are likely to have done a fair bit of damage

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Achilles Tendonitis or Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles Tendinopathy or Achilles tendonitis is a common overuse injury affecting both men and women. It is seen in across all age groups and affects people of varying fitness levels. It is an injury that generally develops over time (due to overuse) as oppose to a once-off incident. 

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Ingrown Toenail Surgery

Ingrowing toenails are a common toenail problem and can be extremely painful and if left un-managed or un-treated can become infected and may require surgery.

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