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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