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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.

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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.

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Mums come together for a good cause

My FootDr Mother's Day Fun Run

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