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Category: Running & Exercise
Is your child complaining of knee pain or foot problems?

March 12 2021 | Children,Lower limb complaints,running & exercise

Children’s feet differ from those of adults, as they are still growing. As a parent, it’s easy to think your child is experiencing growing pains but it can be an injury too. | ...

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Running Related Injuries

February 9 2021 | Active Feet,Running & exercise,Lower limb complaints,Heel Pain

There are many reasons why running injuries occur which can make them complicated to treat and even more complex to prevent. | ...

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Running Economy

June 18 2020 | Running & Exercise,Active Feet,Footwear

Runners with good running economy use less energy and therefore less oxygen. Townsville Podiatrist and Running Coach Chris Weber shares some tips below on how to improve your running economy - however it is important to note that when attempting to modify your running technique there will be an initial increase in the amount of energy consumed (reduced running economy). | ...

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Barefoot. Is it good or is it bad? Townsville Podiatrist Hayley explains...

June 6 2020 | Running & Exercise,Active Feet

Barefoot gets both a good and a bad rap. Here is Hayley's take on the topic. | ...

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Strength training for runners - is it beneficial? Townsville Podiatrist Chris Weber explains...

May 15 2020 | Running & Exercise

Strength training for runners - is it beneficial? The short answer is yes. Strength training can be beneficial for runners. However, understanding which exercises are the “right” exercises, when to do them, how to do them and how to incorporate them into your running program without causing detrimental effects can be tricky. | ...

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Townsville Podiatrist Chris – ‘Why I like to Run’

March 16 2020 | Running & Exercise

Meet Chris Weber, Biomechanical Podiatrist, running coach & avid runner here at Foundation Podiatry | ...

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'Start low & go slow’ – How to begin an exercise regime from scratch

January 2 2019 | Running & Exercise,Active Feet

The New Year is a great time to focus on becoming fit and healthy. Nobody will dispute that exercise (movement) is good for us. | ...

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FOOT PAIN hindering your New Year's Fitness Resolution?

January 2 2019 | Running & Exercise,Active Feet,Lower Limb Complaints

Most people try to kick off the New Year with a healthy, positive goal in mind. Unfortunately for many people embarking on a new exercise regime… PAIN often follows! | ...

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Why do my shins hurt when I run?

February 27 2018 | 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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The pitfalls of focusing on Foot Strike

July 28 2017 | Running & Exercise,Active Feet,Lower Limb Complaints

So running boils down to a lot more than just chucking your runners on and putting one foot in front of the other. In this blog I’m going to discuss foot strike – particularly the pitfalls of ONLY focusing on foot strike. | ...

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Let's be BAREFOOT!!

July 26 2017 | Active Feet,Running & Exercise

Take a moment to watch a pre-school aged child run, jump and play without fear. Notice how nimble and light they are on their feet? Rocks or rough terrain does not slow them down, that is of course, until they go to school and we put shoes on their feet. | ...

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

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? | ...

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Effective Treatment for Heel Pain in Townsville

May 12 2017 | Heel Pain,Lower Limb Complaints

Heel pain can be darn PAINFUL! It makes you hobble like an 80 year old and can stop you from exercising. The thought of standing all day at work with heel pain is cringe worthy. Heel pain can even cause you to get tired and grumpy by the end of the day | ...

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Our feet are connected to our core – Townsville Podiatrist Hayley explains…

March 10 2017 | Active Feet,Running & Exercise

So yogis have been awake to the powerful interconnection between FOOT to CORE for a very long time – referring to the foot as ‘Pada Bundha’ and the pelvic floor as ‘Mula Bundha’. Focusing on the communication between these two Bundha’s allows for a very strong practice. | ...

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How to choose the correct training footwear

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 footwear for their foot-type and activity? | ...

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How often should I replace my runners?

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 body weight, how often and far you run, the terrain you run on and your running style. | ...

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