Netball 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!
Netball is the most popular female sport in Australia, with women and children alike participating in the high-intensity, fast-paced game. But with every dodge, intercept or ‘break’, comes the potential for injury.
As the netball season intensifies and the expectations at training, game days and carnivals rise, we see a myriad of new aches and pains; with the most common being shin splints. Continue reading Don’t let shin splints cut your netball season short
Ankle and foot problems are extremely common in children of all ages. While some issues are hereditary, most are due to strain in physical activities and sports. These issues are often overlooked and labeled as either insignificant or parents mistake them for growing pains.
As Podiatrists, we know it’s important to keep an eye out for foot or ankle problems that your child may have and to make sure the right precautions are taken. Continue reading Put your child’s best foot forward
With many major endurance running events happening across the country such as the Cairns Ironman, Townsville Running Festival and the Gold Coast Marathon just around the corner, it’s a timely reminder to think about how these types of events may impact our foot health.
The last thing anyone needs at this stage is to obtain an injury or a minor symptom to turn into something that limits their ability to perform or even compete. Continue reading Is foot pain stopping you from running?
My 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