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What Google can’t tell you about your running style

Whether you are an avid long-distance runner or even a two-to-three time a week recreational runner, chances are you have probably Googled ways to get the best out of your body.

There are countless readily-available information sources on fine-tuning and enhancing your running style. An overwhelming amount of marketing dollars are also spent directing us towards the latest shoes that improve comfort and performance.  Continue reading What Google can’t tell you about your running style

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Rockhampton podiatry groups come together as one

My FootDr Rockhampton
My Foot Dr’s Sharnee Pakieppa, Cameron Chaplin, Samantha Conroy, Aaron Carey and Il hwan Oh.

Rockhampton’s CQ Foot Clinic and Balance Podiatry has strengthened its leading foot care offering and undertaken an exciting partnership joining national podiatry group My FootDr podiatry centres.

The centre in North Rockhampton is now called My FootDr Rockhampton, joining 19 clinics in Queensland and 30 nationally as part of Australia’s largest podiatry network, which has provided foot care services since 2004. Continue reading Rockhampton podiatry groups come together as one

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Put your best foot forward in the finals!

Cairns Netball teamNetball finals are just around the corner and athletes will be pushing their bodies to breaking point, striving to come home as strongly as possible. It’s the tail end of the season when bodies are tired, and this is a common time for netball injuries to happen.

There are two main categories of injuries that can occur – acute and chronic. Chronic injuries come about over a long period of time and are in broad terms “wear and tear” or repetitive type conditions. Continue reading Put your best foot forward in the finals!

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Use it or lose it…Have you claimed your NO GAP* orthotics?

Orthotic fitting ladyWith the end of 2017 rapidly approaching, now is the time make sure you’re making the most of your private health insurance benefits.

Unfortunately, private health funds do not allow you to rollover your benefits – so if you haven’t used up your podiatry benefit amount for this year, you will LOSE IT! Continue reading Use it or lose it…Have you claimed your NO GAP* orthotics?

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As we age, it’s better to be shoe safe than sorry

Falls Prevention Footwear

Falls Prevention FootwearWe all buy shoes straight off the shelf, yet our feet are all different shapes and sizes. So how do you know if your shoe is right for you, particularly as you get older when you are at a higher risk of a fall-related injury?

According to our 2017 Healthy Feet Survey, 89 per cent of Australians haven’t had their foot professionally measured in the past 12 months, meaning they may not be wearing appropriate footwear for their feet. Continue reading As we age, it’s better to be shoe safe than sorry

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Preventing falls lands on foot health

Podiatry Falls PreventionDid you know that more than 260 people aged 65 and over were hospitalised for a fall-related injury every day in 2016? Don’t let it be you or someone you care about.

As Senior’s Week (Qld) approaches later this month (August 19 – 27), we want to help educate Australians around the importance of preventing falls among our community’s most vulnerable. Continue reading Preventing falls lands on foot health

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Do you have sore feet after the Townsville Running Festival?

Marathon Runner my FootDrThe annual Townsville Running Festival saw a lot of proud athletes achieve their fitness goals. It also left quite a few people with sore feet as they donned their running shoes to pound the pavement.

As running events like the Townsville Running Festival become increasingly more popular in Australia, it’s a timely reminder to think about your feet! Continue reading Do you have sore feet after the Townsville Running Festival?

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How to prepare for the big race

Running TipsRunning a 5km, 10km, half marathon or full marathon takes a lot of preparation. Months of training and pavement pounding go into preparing your body to reach your distance goal. As you fast approaching race day you may be wondering how you should prepare?

So, here are our top six tips to keep your feet, body and mind ready for the big race.

Continue reading How to prepare for the big race

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Sprains, Strains & Fractures – How to prevent running injuries

Silhouetted man jogging

Silhouetted man joggingWhen you run your feet and legs absorb enormous pressure. Our Healthy Feet Survey found that around 53 per cent of Australians have experienced sore feet after exercise in the last 12 months.

The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to help prevent and treat running-related foot and leg problems. Strengthening exercises to build support in the feet, ankles and lower limbs, advice on the best footwear for each sport or physical activity, and the use of orthotics can all make a difference. Ongoing foot care is also important for stopping or managing wear-and-tear injuries like blisters, corns, and calluses, along with fungal infections such as Athlete’s foot.

Continue reading Sprains, Strains & Fractures – How to prevent running injuries

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Living with chronic pain isn’t easy: National Pain Week

National Pain Week 2017

National Pain Week 2017Anyone who lives with chronic or persistent pain knows that it can have a major impact on our ability to enjoy a normal lifestyle. Suffering pain can often also lead to feelings of isolation, however you are not alone.

Too many Australians live with pain and this week we are encouraging people to do something about it as part of National Pain Week (July 24 – 30). Continue reading Living with chronic pain isn’t easy: National Pain Week