If you hold a DVA gold card, you may be eligible for a number of fully subsidised podiatry services - and it all starts with a foot health assessment. If you’ve yet to take advantage of this service - or you have no idea how podiatry can help you, we’ve outlined everything you need to know about your foot health and My FootDr below.
It’s Australian Tradies National Health Month and to help support tradie health and encourage a healthy workplace through injury prevention management, our podiatrists are talking about your work boots!
The shoes you wear every day become the ground you walk on and can influence your risk of injury and pain. We’ve put together this safety boot fitting guide to help you use your work boots to not only protect your feet from hazards - but also keep you moving well and feeling great on your feet.
Tradies - you feel exhausted at the end of your workday, and we get it. Many of you spend a large portion of your day on your feet, moving around, climbing stairs or ladders, operating machinery and generally tiring your body.
Every step you take can result in significant forces passing through your feet and legs - like a load of up to three times your body weight on your knees. So, it’s no surprise that there are approximately 190 serious workers’ compensation claims made every day - an incidence rate of three times higher than any other occupation.
It goes without saying that children are always growing and changing! It’s exciting to watch them grow and become more confident on their feet. This often quite rapid growth, however, can result in children experiencing vague symptoms that can be difficult for parents to identify - or know what to do to help.
What are the biggest problems with little feet?
Children can experience everything from delayed walking, tip-toeing, flat feet, knock knees, pigeon toeing ingrown toenails, plantar warts and more. In most cases, these problems are transient or, where symptoms persist, respond well to treatment. Podiatrists are highly skilled at assessing children’s feet and lower limb biomechanics and also work alongside other health professionals, such as physiotherapists, to ensure your child is getting the best possible care.
Did you know as many as 81 per cent of parents have never taken their child to visit a Podiatrist?
Children’s feet and legs develop rapidly, and there are a surprising number of common foot problems that can be difficult for parents to identify.