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From injury prevention, demystifying modern footwear, running technique tips, how to overcome the donald duck walk to engaging your core through barefoot activation! Be sure to drop back to our Hints & Tips page as it will be updated on a regular basis.

Receptionist Position - Filled

October 4 2020

Foundation Podiatry Townsville is looking for a friendly, proficient team player to join our busy clinic. If you have a ‘nothing is too much trouble’ attitude and are w...

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Low Level Laser therapy explained

July 25 2020

Low Level Laser Therapy is the application of red and near infrared light over an injured site to promote tissue healing. Hayley shares in her video: > How it works> Conditions we use...

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Hayley shares the down-low on Shockwave Therapy

July 25 2020

Shockwave Therapy sends sound waves into the injured tissue to promote healing Hayley shares in her video:> Conditions we use it for in our clinic> How it works > Why it's the bomb for ...

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Low Level Laser therapy in the management of Plantar Fasciitis

July 14 2020

Plantar Fasciitis (now more correctly termed plantar fasciopathy or plantar heel pain) is a common cause of heel pain in adults. The plantar fascia becomes weakened and degenerative causing pain where...

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Running Economy

July 2 2020

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...

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I have heel pain - I must have a heel spur

June 19 2020

A very common question I get asked in my Townsville Podiatry clinic:   "I have heel pain, so I must have a heel spur" !?! Having heel pain does not necessarily mean you have a heel spur. Co...

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Lateral wedging for medial knee Osteoarthritis

June 16 2020

As a knee becomes more ‘bowed’ it is likely that medial (inside) knee osteoarthritis is developing. As the knee becomes more progressively bowed, the load increases on the inside knee com...

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Leg Length Difference

June 16 2020

Leg Length Difference – Structural vs Functional A true, structural leg length difference (LLD) can play havoc with your body, often around your hips and low back. A structural LLD may occur af...

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

June 6 2020

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

As a running coach and Townsville Podiatrist, one of the common questions I get asked is whether strength training is beneficial for running.  The short answer is yes. Strength training can be be...

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We are still open

March 31 2020

As we navigate the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Foundation Podiatry Townsville is still open. Our strict priority is to maintain the health and safety of our patients and team whilst continuing to...

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Shoes for Planet Earth

March 20 2020

Here at Foundation Podiatry we love to do our bit for the planet. So we are once again stepping up our collection of used sports shoes! Why not give runners a second lease of life instead of just...

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Townsville Podiatrist Chris – ‘Why I like to Run’

March 16 2020

Meet Chris Weber, Biomechanical Podiatrist, running coach & avid runner here at Foundation Podiatry Firstly, I never used to like running.  Running used to be the necessary incidental activit...

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We Provide Personalised Treatment Options for Foot Pain in Townsville

February 14 2020

Foundation Podiatry is a locally owned and operated clinic which has been managing foot, ankle and leg pain for the people of Townsville for 13 years now. Our Townsville Podiatrists - Hayley Paterson ...

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Effective Treatment for Heel Pain in Townsville!

January 25 2020

Yes, heel pain in Townsville is common. Your work colleague, your sister - they've probably had it too. But so what!!! Heel pain can be darn PAINFUL! It makes you hobble like an 80 year old and c...

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Heel Pain in Children: Why does my child’s heels hurt when playing sport?

January 18 2020

Heel pain is not only limited to grown-ups. Heel pain in children is very common. Often, healthy active children will complain of pain in one or both heels during and after running and playing sp...

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BACK TO SCHOOL - how to avoid those 'Growing Pains'

January 18 2020

After 6 weeks of being foot loose and fancy free, many children often struggle going back to school. Heavy backpacks, new over-sized uniforms and enclosed shoes for the first time in 6 weeks! Esp...

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

January 6 2020

The New Year is a great time to focus on becoming fit and healthy. Nobody will dispute that exercise (movement) is good for us. Due to our more sedentary occupations and lifestyles – even the a...

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Is FOOT PAIN hindering your New Year's Fitness Resolution?

January 6 2020

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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Are Happy Feet on your Christmas Wish List?

November 27 2019

All I want for Christmas... is two happy feet!...

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Chris Weber joins the Foundation Podiatry team!

July 30 2019

Hayley and the Foundation Podiatry team are super excited to welcome Chris Weber into our clinic. Chris is a local to NQ. Born and bred in Townsville Chris completed her Podiatry degree at QUT in 1996...

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We have moved!

May 13 2019

After 12 years in the one spot - Foundation Podiatry Townsville has just moved into a fresh new clinic! It's been a bumpy road to say the least - the new clinic was almost completed before the floods ...

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Foundation Podiatry Townsville - Custom Foot Orthotics Info

January 4 2019

So you've just been given a pair of Custom Foot orthotics from your Podiatrist at Foundation Podiatry Townsville - here's what to expect. Wear in period:Start by wearing your Foot Orthotics for 2-3 ho...

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NO GAP Podiatry Treatments

January 4 2019

At Foundation Podiatry Townsville we are proud to offer NO GAP Podiatry treatments! So what does this mean? We treat each person individually. We are not your garden-variety Podiatry clinic. We are pa...

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Are Heel Pain and Menopause related?

November 6 2018

In our Townsville Podiatry clinic we see many more middle aged women with heel pain than younger women - are hormones at play? Sometimes, pain creeps up on you – it can be difficult to pinpoint ...

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Why do my shins hurt when I run?

February 27 2018

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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HEEL PAIN & XMAS PUDDING

December 10 2017

With the craziness in the lead up to Xmas we often find people become impatient and exhausted, particularly if they are in pain. It is important to still try to find time to look after your body durin...

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The pitfalls of focusing on Foot Strike

July 28 2017

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...

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Let's be BAREFOOT!!

July 26 2017

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, u...

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

June 2 2017

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)???

May 26 2017

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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Foundation Podiatry Townsville has partnered with the Entertainment Book to raise funds for Sandra Jones Foundation

March 22 2017

Foundation Podiatry Townsville are proud to partner with the Entertainment Book to raise much-needed funds for the Sandra Jones Foundation....

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Foundation Podiatry celebrates 10 years of business in Townsville – Hayley’s reflection.

March 13 2017

When all the high 5’s and congratulations rolled in after sharing our 10 year birthday milestone on Facebook last week, it made me sit down and really reflect about what it meant to me. Firstly,...

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

March 10 2017

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...

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How to choose the correct training footwear

January 31 2017

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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Persistent HEEL PAIN? Shockwave therapy may be your answer!

January 31 2017

Intense Heel Pain getting out of bed in the morning? Is it just NOT going away? Is your heel pain stopping you from exercising & making you grumpy? Ever heard of Shockwave Therapy??? Heel pain is...

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5 tips for healthy, strong feet

January 4 2017

Your feet are an engineering masterpiece, let’s keep them that way! The 66 joints that make up your feet affect every joint right up to your neck. Neglecting our feet over time can lead to foot ...

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Ohh... It's just another ankle sprain!

November 15 2016

As common as an ankle sprain may be – they still need your love and attention! Each and every time you sprain your ankle you are doing some form of damage. Whether that be over-stretching the li...

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No more Falls! Balance boosting tips for the Elderly

August 25 2016

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalisations in people aged 65 years and over. A common and very debilitating injury sustained from a fall is a fracture to the neck of the femur (bro...

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

August 24 2016

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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Custom Foot Supports (Orthotics) VERSUS the Chemist jobs

May 16 2016

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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Foot Pain vs Back Pain: Can my feet be causing my back pain?

February 22 2016

Foot Pain vs Back Pain - Chicken or The Egg? Remember the children’s rhyme ‘your ankle bone is connected to your shin bone, your shin bone is connected to your thigh bone’… an...

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How often should I replace my runners?

August 14 2015

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

July 14 2015

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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