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Typical Children’s Foot Issues: A guide for parents

From the time a child is born, their feet start a journey of transformation that will last several years. Along with that transformation can come many ups and downs for parents to navigate. Some issues are all part of life changes and some can require professional support.
September 21, 2020
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How to keep your feet happy and healthy at work

Dolly Parton might sing about working 9 to 5, however for most of us work is not a joyous occasion and it’s something we can’t avoid! Your work can have serious implications on your feet no matter your occupation. Whether you’re an office worker who sits at a desk for 8 hours or a tradie who works on a building site.
July 30, 2020
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Heel Pain: Let's get to the root of the issue

Experienced a sharp, intense tightness at the bottom of your heel? If so, it’s possible you could be suffering from plantar fasciitis which is a form of heel pain.
June 25, 2020
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Cracked Heels - The Curse of Winter!

The short days and cold winds are on the way! Yes, it’s that time of year when we snuggle indoors and get the heaters on. Unfortunately the arrival of winter can also lead to the increased lack of foot care.
May 6, 2020
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Managing your diabetes - Tips to helping you live a healthy life!

Did you know that around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes. This includes all types of diagnosed diabetes (1.2 million known and registered) as well as silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (up to 500,000 estimated)? What makes this even scarier is 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. That’s one person every five minutes!
April 23, 2020
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Blisters, Little Bubbles of Pain – An in depth look at prevention and treatment

Around this time each year we see a spike of clients who come to see us because of blisters. Why so? Well it’s the right time for lots of charity walks and runs so the number of foot problems is definitely on the rise. We wanted to give you a more in depth look at blisters and how you can prevent and manage.
March 3, 2020
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Great Balls of Fire - Why does the ball of my foot hurt?

Have you ever found that at times the ball of your foot throbs, aches and becomes inflamed? Does this usually happen after you’ve been running around or generally active? Welcome to what we call - metatarsalgia.
February 7, 2020
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Back to School - Finding the Right Shoe for Your Child

Did you know that children can spend up to 30 hours a week in their school shoes? Our little ones spend hours on end standing, playing, jumping and moving on their feet so it’s imperative we take good care of feet at this young age. There are so many questions when it comes to buying the right shoe for your child, so we wanted to bring you our top tips when it comes to choosing.
January 14, 2020
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Choosing the Right Shoe – More important than you think!

Making sure you wear the right footwear is actually more important than you think. Choosing a shoe needs to be about so much more than glamour of glitz (although that can be pretty!).
December 1, 2019
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Bunions - Why they hurt and What you can do.

Bunions, they can be a real pain! There are lots of different complexities to consider when it comes to bunions plus a lot of pre-conceived notions about the condition. We wanted to break down the causes, symptoms and solutions so you can make a well-rounded, independent decision on your health.
November 5, 2019
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What happens to our feet as we grow old? What you need to look out for!

Getting old is unfortunately a fact of life and one we can’t avoid. When will someone discover a magic potion? After your feet have carried you for millions of kilometres through your life, they can eventually wear down. But there are ways to keep your feet healthy as you age – through proper care and regular check-ups.
September 10, 2019
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Diabetes and foot care - what you need to know!

Whether you’re training for a big event or just a weekend warrior, your work shoes really do matter!
August 8, 2019
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Sore & Tired Feet - Our Tips for Easy Foot Care

Did you know that our feet are often the most neglected parts of body, yet most times they do the most work? Do you constantly have sore and tired feet? Well let’s look at a few easy ways we can give those tootsies a little more love! 
August 13, 2019

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