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Pre-loved footwear helps put a spring in children’s step

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my FootDr Stafford CharitySmall acts of generosity are about to put a very big spring in the step of indigenous children throughout Queensland, with podiatry centre My Foot Dr Stafford collecting more than 400 pairs of shoes to donate to a community mentoring and coaching program.

Three canvas bags filled with mostly pre-loved sports shoes were this month delivered to Brisbane’s Brian Kerle Basketball Academy, to benefit a number of school-aged children in regional areas as far north as Rockhampton. Continue reading Pre-loved footwear helps put a spring in children’s step

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Show your colours at the 2017 Brook Run.

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The team at my FootDr Stafford are proud to support the 2017 Brook Run event. After a one year absence, the Brook Run returns with the mission to bring people together through a fun and social event that fosters community spirit, encourages healthier lifestyles, creates awareness of local community clubs and raises money for charity. Continue reading Show your colours at the 2017 Brook Run.

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Did you run for Mum and wake up with sore feet?

Mother’s Day left a lot of love beating through the hearts of families across Australia last weekend. It also left quite a few people with sore feet as they donned their running shoes for the first time in a while to pound the pavement to support charity fun run activities.

As Mother’s Day fun runs – along with park runs and charity runs alike – become increasingly more popular in Australia, it’s a timely reminder to think about your feet! Continue reading Did you run for Mum and wake up with sore feet?

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Mums come together for a good cause

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My FootDr Mother's Day Fun RunMy FootDr Townsville celebrated Mother’s Day with over 500 participants at the annual ‘my FootDr Mother’s Day Fun Run and Walk’ at Aitkenvale’s Rossiter Park, which raised funds and awareness for the McGrath Foundation.

Local Podiatrists Brittany, Marcus and Nathan and Practice Manager, Ann Murray were on the track helping to strap the athletes and talking to competitors about their foot health. Continue reading Mums come together for a good cause

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Two wrong shoes don’t make a right

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my FootDr Blog - Women's foot healthAsk yourself this and be honest: Have you ever bought shoes that didn’t fit your feet properly, but were stylish or came with a price tag you couldn’t ignore?

If you answered yes, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re among the 64 per cent of Australian women who have done so according to a recent study by my FootDr, the nation’s largest podiatry group. Continue reading Two wrong shoes don’t make a right

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Why do my feet hurt when I walk?

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young woman in the street feeling pain in her ankleAre you blaming the frosty autumn weather for making your feet hurt when you walk, or is there something more serious underpinning the pain?

Unfortunately, many Australians live with foot pain daily – and often we think the pain will disappear on its own, trialling simple lifestyle changes with no improvement.

Whether it hurts to walk first thing in the morning, after you sit down, or even every time you walk barefoot, it’s important to identify and understand what is causing the pain. Continue reading Why do my feet hurt when I walk?

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Is it normal to wake up with sore feet?

Is it painful to get out of bed each morning? And not for the reasons a café latte can fix… we’re talking about waking up with arch pain, sore feet or aching heels.

Foot, arch or heel pain isn’t something that disappears overnight (which is probably why you’re reading this). You may be waking up with one of the most common causes of foot and heel pain in adults – plantar fasciitis.

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my FootDr celebrates International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, my FootDr clinics throughout Australia held a morning tea event for all staff. At our morning tea event our staff reflected on the International Women’s Day theme of #BeBoldForChange, which focuses on the need for change and gender equality in all communities.

At my FootDr, women make up more than 60% of our work force including Podiatrists, Receptionist, Area Managers and Support Staff. Our exceptional team of women allow us to deliver world-class podiatry services and foot care services to all people throughout the community.

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My FootDr puts QUT podiatry graduates on the front foot in their profession

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Greg_QUT PresentationLeading podiatry group my FootDr has been celebrated for their strong commitment to podiatry studies at the recent QUT Faculty of Health Awards Ceremony.

My FootDr co-founder, Greg Dower, won a Special Excellence Award from the Chancellor for his contributions to the field of podiatric medicine. He was the Outstanding Alumni Award Winner for 2016, and was a guest presenter for the 2016 Faculty of Health Awards night on Tuesday the 22nd of February.

Continue reading My FootDr puts QUT podiatry graduates on the front foot in their profession