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Pain on Top of the Foot

Discover causes of pain on the top of your foot. Learn about potential injuries, conditions, and treatments to ease your discomfort and restore mobility… [Part 4]

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Pain at the Back of the Foot

Pain at the back of the foot, especially above the heel, can be caused by several conditions, but two of the most common are Achilles… [Part 3]

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Pain in the Bottom of Foot

Plantar fasciitis pain is felt as a sharp, intense pain in the bottom of the foot, typically felt in the heel and along the arch. Learn other causes of foot pain… [Part 2]

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Foot Pain Identifier: What is My Foot Pain Telling Me?

Foot pain is a common problem that affects millions of people worldwide. It can be caused by various factors, including spending too much time on your feet, participating in athletic activities, or underlying medical conditions. The discomfort can have a significant impact on your daily life and mobility. Symptoms can range from mild annoyance to severe disruptions that may indicate more serious health issues…. [Part 1]

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Prevent Blisters & Traumatised Toenails: Tips for a Successful HBF Fun Run

With less than a month to go until the HBF Fun Run, it’s time to prepare your feet for the big event. Blisters and traumatised toenails can quickly turn a fun run into a painful experience, but with the right precautions, you can keep your feet happy and healthy throughout the race.

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3 Common Mistakes You’re Making During This AFL Pre-Season

Getting ready for date night? Step into the world of Dr. Remedy Nail Polish and discover the perfect blend of beauty and wellness for your nails. Dr. Remedy offers a wide range of nail polish and nail care essentials that not only look stunning but also promote healthier nails.

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Fall In Love With Dr. Remedy Nail Polish

Getting ready for date night? Step into the world of Dr. Remedy Nail Polish and discover the perfect blend of beauty and wellness for your nails. Dr. Remedy offers a wide range of nail polish and nail care essentials that not only look stunning but also promote healthier nails.

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Stepping into the New Year: 4 Resolutions for Healthier Feet

With the New Year upon us, it’s the perfect time to consider resolutions that promote our much overlooked foot health. Prioritizing your feet sets the foundation for a healthier you. Here are four simple yet impactful resolutions for healthier and happier feet in the coming year:

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The Diabetic Foot: Why It’s Important to See Your Podiatrist

For individuals living with diabetes, foot health is of prime importance. The diabetic foot requires regular care and attention due to the increased risk of complications. In this blog, we emphasise the importance of regular podiatric check-ups for diabetic individuals and the crucial role podiatrists play in preventing and managing diabetic foot-related issues.

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Forefoot pathology

The foot is made up of three anatomical regions. The hind foot, mid foot and forefoot. The forefoot is made up of the metatarsals, the phalanges and the surrounding soft tissue. This region of the foot plays a crucial role in our mobility and daily activities and when problems arise, they can be both painful and disruptive to our lives. In this blog, we’ll shed light on some common forefoot pathologies, their causes, and treatment options.

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Why Archies Thongs?

We get tired of asking our patients who required arch support to stop wearing ‘typical’ flat, unsupportive thongs. But let’s face it, thongs are a way of life for Aussies, right? Well, there’s finally a pair of thongs that not only offer orthotic support, but a pair that you and your friends will happily wear.

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Lightforce Therapy: A Game Changer for Foot Health

In the ever-evolving field of podiatry, new discoveries in technology continue to enhance our ability to provide the best care possible. One such innovation that has caused excitement in recent years is Lightforce Therapy, a cutting-edge approach that harnesses the power of laser technology for the benefit of our patients. At Galleria Podiatry, we are proud to offer Lightforce Therapy as a treatment modality for improving foot health and treating a range of conditions.

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Footwear Favourites

At Galleria Podiatry, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care to our valued patients. The significance of appropriate footwear in enhancing lower limb well-being and addressing foot discomfort cannot be overstated. In this blog, we turn the spotlight on three brands that align with our clinic’s values, offering tailored solutions for your foot pain.

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How podiatrists can help with lower limb sports injuries

Engaging in sports and physical activities can bring joy, fulfillment, and numerous health benefits. However, along with the excitement of an active lifestyle, sports enthusiasts are prone to certain injuries. Whether you’re an amateur athlete or a seasoned professional, encountering sports-related injuries is almost inevitable. In such situations, podiatrists, as foot and ankle specialists, play a crucial role in diagnosing, treating, and preventing common sports injuries. In this blog post, we will explore the 5 most common lower limb sports injuries and how we, as podiatrists, can assist sports enthusiasts return to their sports.

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Step Up Your Game

Netball is a dynamic and physically demanding sport that requires players to possess a range of physical attributes, including speed, agility, strength, and endurance. The specific demands of each position on the court vary, and players must be able to perform a variety of movements and skills, such as jumping, pivoting, and changing direction quickly. To help players prepare for the physical demands of their position, there are a range of exercises that can be incorporated…

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Tips to Get the Most Out of This Netball Preseason

Netball is a sport that involves a lot of running, jumping, and quick changes of direction. As such, it’s important for netball players to take good care of their feet and ankles during preseason to prevent injuries and ensure they’re ready for the upcoming season. Here are some tips for what to do during preseason of netball, from a podiatry perspective

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NEW VIDEO – Running technique 👟 👇

If you’re looking to enhance your running technique, you might find this video helpful! In it, Nic Lange, a podiatrist at Galleria Podiatry, shares some tips that you could implement to improve your running form.

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NEW VIDEO – PIGEON TOES (IN-TOEING) in Kids

Nic Lange, from galleria podiatry has completed a brand new video where he chats about PIGEON TOES (IN-TOEING) in kids. Watch it here…

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PODOFIX – Treatment for Ingrown Toenails

Podofix® is an innovative method of correcting all forms of ingrown and inrolled nails. This form of nail correction is suitable for nearly everyone – also small children and diabetics.Podofix® is a gentle alternative for correcting malformed nails. It helps deformed nails to grow naturally and healthily. Through this simple method one can avoid surgery and discomfort is relieved quickly and painlessly. Its effect is long lasting.

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HOW PREGNANCY CAN AFFECT YOUR FEET

With the increase in loading weight on the feet, an increase in swelling around the foot and ankle in some pregnancies, as well as the increase in Relaxin, the feet during pregnancy take a lot of stress.

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Soft tissue injury? All you need is PEACE and LOVE

With football and netball season in full swing, soft tissue injuries such as ankle sprains are common. What should you do if you have just come off the pitch/court with an injury?
The acronym ‘RICE’ (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) has underpinned the treatment of acute soft-tissue injuries for many years. However, this approach fails to consider the subacute and chronic stages of tissue healing. A recent study suggests, all you need is PEACE and LOVE.

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Mistakes parents make while managing Growing Pains

Nic has just completed a brand new video where he chats about some of the common mistakes parents make when managing their child who has growing pains.

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What are Kidzoles?

Last month we talk about Lifesoles – Our ‘Off the shelf” orthotics for adults…… but don’t forget KidZoles.
Did you know that a 3 years old’s foot is not the same as an 8 year old’s foot? (and it’s certainly not just a “smaller version of an adult foot”). Kids also walk and run with very different gait patterns to adults. Kidzoles is the 1st range of children’s orthotic insoles that understand developmental stages of a child’s foot with changing designs to support the rigors of everyday sports and play and different ages.

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What are Lifesoles?

Did you know that ONE orthotic shape/design will not work to help every foot and lower limb concern?
Designed by 2 Perth podiatrists, Lifesoles are an “Off the shelf” Orthotic Range that mimic some of the qualities you’d get in a custom made device, at a much lower price!

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Achilles Tendon Pain? Here’s what to do…

Achilles tendinopathy is a common soft tissue injury that occurs around the back of the heel or around the calf. It can affect all people of all ages. It tends to occur when there is strain on the tendon. The repetitive damage in the tendon fibres can cause inflammation, tears or even ruptures.

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Is In-Toeing & Out-Toeing normal for kids?

Kids grow and change so rapidly, and it can be hard to know what’s completely normal and what can be a sign of something being not so normal. We have many parents who brings their kids in to show us things they have noticed in regard to the way their kids walk & stand, and different characteristics are normal for different ages and and stages of development.

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Do you suffer tight calves?

A common contributing cause is tight calves, and that’s why it is so important to stretch them regularly to prevent future foot and leg issues.  Achilles tendinitis, shin splints, knee pain, plantar fasciitis to name a few can all originate from tight calf muscles.

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Choosing The Right Sports Shoes

If you or your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews play AFL football, soccer or rugby, you’ll know that footwear is a critical part of performance and is often the most difficult to choose.

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What Might My Big Toe Pain Be

The big toe is important for functions such as stability and walking so pain in the big toe can be quite unpleasant. The first metatarsophalangeal joint is the main joint that connects the big toe to the forefoot. So what is causing the pain?

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Celebrating Foot Health Month – Your Feet Fit into a Much Bigger Picture!

Celebrating Foot Health Month – Your Feet Fit into a Much Bigger Picture!

Podiatrists are foot health experts who are university-trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. Often, these conditions stem from other underlying health issues such as diabetes, stress fractures and arthritis.

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The importance of correctly fitting shoes

Ready to buy some new shoes for summer? Carry out these five steps first, to ensure your feet stay healthy and well-protected!

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Corns, Calluses and Warts…What’s the difference?

One of our most frequently asked questions by patients is: what is the difference between a corn, callus or wart?

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Interesting article on effectiveness of foot orthotics

New research showing the addition of foot strengthening exercises with orthotic therapy for 12 weeks was more effective than knee targeted exercises.

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Shockwave Therapy – NOW AVAILABLE!

Shockwave Therapy – NOW AVAILABLE!

Find out more about Shockwave Therapy and if it’s suitable for your particular situation.

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Keryflex & Fungal Toenails

These treatments transform unsightly, disfigured nail, providing an immediate cosmetic improvement to compliment fungal nail laser treatment and regular debridement with oral or topical treatment.

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Do you (or someone you know) suffer from ‘Shin Splints’?

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), or more commonly known as ‘Shin Splints’, is a chronic over-use injury that generally affects active individuals.

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Back to School Footwear Advice

Most parents know, buying children’s school shoes can be a challenge as they can sometimes wear out their shoes in 6 weeks, grow out of them in one school term, or even lose them!

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