The Statistics – Injuries in NRL vs AFL

Girl running and playing AFL

It’s that time of year again footy fans — finals week! As we gear up once again for what looks to be another huge September showdown in the NRL and AFL codes, the team at My FootDr are tackling the hard-hitting injuries and risk factors surrounding both gruelling codes. With AFL and NRL being two of the most dominant and physically demanding sports played in our country, there is little wonder as to why we see such a large number of injuries at both the professional and junior levels. Read more

Do kids need to see a Podiatrist?

Kids hanging feet and legs over fence

It’s often that I find myself in social encounters answering that question, among the broader queries of, ‘what does a podiatrist do?’ The explanation generally opens up a discussion about the person’s feet, a previous injury, a new bump or lump, what shoes are appropriate for certain activities, and whether or not they should bring their kids in for a foot check-up.
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Back To School Foot Health for Kids

Back To School Kids ShoesThe development of a child’s foot and lower limb is critical to ensure that they are able to enjoy a happy, healthy and active adult life. Kids feet and legs develop very rapidly, and it can be difficult for parents to know what is normal, and what isn’t. The growing foot needs special care as the bones are predominantly cartilage, and as such they cannot be considered “small adults”. The start of the new school year often means that new school shoes are necessary. Here is a quick overview of a child foot and some tips on getting fitted for good quality shoes for your child this year.

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MFD Co-founder Greg Dower Named QUT’s Outstanding Alumni Award Winner for Faculty of Health

Greg Dower co-founded Australia's largest podiatry group, my FootDr.

A pioneer in the field of podiatry, Greg Dower, was named the winner of QUT’s Outstanding Alumni Award for the Faculty of Health in addition to receiving a special excellence award at a ceremony in Brisbane today.

Mr Dower is widely recognised for his significant contributions to the field of podiatry, having co-founded Australia’s largest podiatry group my FootDr and pioneered computer-aided design and manufacture of orthotic devices.
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2014 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards, Digital Strategy Winner

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk with Greg Dower and Darren Stewart of my FootDr podiatry centres

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk with Greg Dower and Darren Stewart of my FootDr podiatry centresThe My FootDr Group has taken out the Digital Strategy category in the 2014 Lord Mayor’s Business Awards at City Hall tonight.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the ninth annual Lord Mayor’s Business Awards recognised the local business community and its contribution to Brisbane’s $135 billion economy.

“my FootDr podiatry centres was recognised for being Australia’s largest podiatry group with 20 podiatry clinics across Brisbane, Mackay and Singapore,” Cr Quirk said. Read more

my FootDr becomes naming rights sponsor of Queensland Bulls

my FootDr Queensland Bulls

my FootDr naming rights sponsor of the Queensland BullsWe’re super excited to announce my FootDr podiatry centres is the new official naming rights sponsor of the legendary Queensland Bulls!

We’ll take on the major sponsorship of the Bulls for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons as part of an expanded presence with Queensland Cricket that will also include the Konica Minolta Queensland Fire and Premier Grade cricket. As part of the sponsorship we will also be looking after all the foot care needs of the players including providing custom made cricket shoes.

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