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How you STAND - is how you WALK - is how you RUN!

Certainly, improving your running technique, wearing suitable running shoes, training appropriately etc is integral to improving your performance. But what is also extremely important to consider is what we do for the other 23 hours a day when we are not running. This has a massive impact on our running gait and efficiency (for example our footwear, occupation and our sitting, standing and walking posture). | June 2 2017 | Footwear,Running & Exercise,Active Feet

I often get asked the following questions in my Townsville Podiatry clinic: How do I run faster? Should I be running on my forefoot or my heels? What is the best running shoe for me? How do I get rid...

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What causes Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)???

So what actually CAUSES heel pain? To put it simply, plantar fasciitis occurs when the continual daily mechanical load on the plantar fascia (main supporting structure of the arch) is greater then what the body can continue to repair. | May 26 2017 | Heel Pain,Lower Limb Complaints,Active Feet,Footwear

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. Heel pain is most common in the 40 – 60 year age group. It is so prevalent that ~80% of adults will suffer a bout of heel pain over the c...

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How to choose the correct training footwear

Footwear can be the cause of your injury, or help you avoid or overcome an injury. With so many different shoe types (and colours) on the market, how does one choose the correct footwear for their foot-type and activity? | January 31 2017 | Footwear,Running & Exercise

Shoes, shoes, shoes. They can be the cause of your injury, or help you avoid or overcome an injury. With so many different shoe types (and colours) on the market, how does one choose the correct footw...

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FOOT PAIN hindering your New Year Fitness Resolution???

Most people try to kick off the New Year with a healthy, positive goal in mind. 3 things to consider when embarking on a new exercise regime: Footwear is a biggy! Beware of Too Much Too Soon. Address any niggles before you start | January 31 2017 | Running & Exercise,Lower Limb Complaints,Footwear

Most people try to kick off the New Year with a healthy, positive goal in mind. Whether that be regularly walking Castle Hill or training for a half marathon, it’s important to have a plan in pl...

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My mum has bunions, does that mean I will also get them?

My mum has bunions, does that mean I will also get them? There are many factors that cause bunions to develop: your foot posture, shape of metatarsal bones and intrinsic muscle strength. There are also external factors which may cause bunions to develop more rapidly such as high heel or pointy-toe footwear and certain occupations. | January 10 2017 | Lower Limb Complaints,Footwear

Bunions occur more commonly in females than males and sometimes do run in families. We are at the mercy of our genes, so the same forces that caused your mother or father’s bunions are possibly ...

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Why do my shins hurt when I run?

Shin pain is a common complaint seen in my Townsville Podiatry clinic. Shin pain can be very frustrating, especially when you are just getting into an exercise regime. There are many causes of shin pain, but I think the most common cause is ‘too much too soon’. | January 10 2017 | Lower Limb Complaints,Running & Exercise,Footwear

This is a common complaint seen in my Townsville Podiatry clinic. Shin pain can be very frustrating, especially when you are just getting into an exercise regime. There are many causes of shin pain, b...

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How often should I replace my runners?

Most runners wait far too long before replacing their runners and risk overuse injuries as a result, including shin pain, knee pain, plantar fasciitis (heel pain) and forefoot pain. Our Podiatrists at Foundation Podiatry Townsville use the dead shoe test to.. | January 10 2017 | Footwear,Running & Exercise

Most runners wait far too long before replacing their runners and risk overuse injuries as a result. Generally running shoes should last between 600 and 1000 kilometres, although this depends on your ...

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Custom Foot Supports (Orthotics) VERSUS the Chemist jobs

I’ve been told I need Orthotics – will the ones from the chemist do the trick?? Generally, no. Off-the-shelf or non-customised orthotics from the chemist are made for a ‘normal’ foot type. People with a ‘normal’ foot-type generally do not develop foot problems nor need to be worried about their long term foot health. | January 10 2017 | Footwear,Lower Limb Complaints

I’ve been told I need Orthotics – will the ones from the chemist do the trick?? Generally, no. Off-the-shelf or non-customised orthotics from the chemist are made for a 'normal' foot type....

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Time to stop blaming the shoe and take responsibility for what’s inside!

As a Podiatrist I get asked these questions on a daily basis: What's the best running shoe for me? What's the best shoe to stop my shin splints? etc I am here to tell you, “it is not the shoe; it is what’s inside the shoe!” | January 10 2017 | Footwear,Active Feet,Running & Exercise

As a Podiatrist I get asked these questions on a daily basis: What running shoe is best for me? What shoe should I be wearing up Castle Hill? What’s the best shoe to stop my shin splints?  ...

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