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Injury Prevention Tips

Madeleine Murray Education


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Getting injured isn’t any fun!  Maybe you are experiencing the lows of injury now or have been there before. An injury can affect your life in many ways, perhaps running is your stress release, or helps you sleep or it could be a big part of your social life. No one likes getting injured but unfortunately, it happens. We sat …

Strike Pattern in Runners

Stephanie Melitsis Education


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Lightning never hits the same spot twice but what about your feet? There is a lot of information out there that tells us about the “perfect” strike location of the foot when running. What does this actually mean? What are the benefits and the risks? Is there such a thing as the perfect running style? There are 3 areas of …

Plantar Fasciitis, a Real Pain in The Heel!

Madeleine Murray Education


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  Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common injuries relating to the foot, it is said to occur because of chronic overload resulting from a combination of lifestyle factors or exercise. It can affect both the elderly and athletic population. Recent studies propose the condition resembles more of a tendinosis labelling it plantar fasciosis which implies degeneration within a tendon …

Smart Shoes For Back To School

Madeleine Murray Education


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It’s January and the hustle and bustle of Christmas, New Year and the summer holidays are nearly behind us. It’s time for the munchkins to go back to school when peace and quiet will resume. At Up and Running Podiatry we are frequently asked what the best shoes to buy are? This is an important consideration… to put it into …

Advice for Summer Footwear!

Stephanie Melitsis Announcement


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Now that we know how to get our feet summer ready, we can talk a little more on the specific features to look for in more open styles of footwear (i.e. summer shoes). Many people who suffer from debilitating foot conditions shudder at the thought of walking barefoot or in thongs/ sandals. Let’s start here (or at the top) and …

Summer- Are your feet prepared?

Matt Bull Education


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Two weeks until summer! Can you believe it? We’ve had a taste of the warmer weather in Melbourne last weekend and we can already hear our patients shouting from the roof tops, “what do I wear on my feet?” It’s a great question and a tricky variable we as podiatrist have to consider year to year. We will tackle footwear …

10 things about the Podiatry Profession you didn’t know!

Stephanie Melitsis Education


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We are expert health practitioners who can assess, diagnose, treat and manage conditions of the lower limb, foot and ankle. We can treat tendon, bone, muscle, ligament and nerve. We can refer for X-ray, Ultrasound and MRI. We can prescribe you with rehabilitation programs for tendon, bone or muscle injuries of the lower limb, foot and ankle. We can assess …

Turning up the heat on winter toe woes

Stephanie Melitsis Education


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If Game of Thrones has taught us anything about winter it’s that we need to prepare…luckily for us though it’s not 7 seasons worth of an imminent approaching winter, we’ve only got to get through 90 days. Whether you’re waiting on the train platform, gearing up for the morning cycle or trying to decide between shorts or long compression for …

GETTING BACK INTO YOUR RUNNING? 5 Tips to Keep You on Track.

Gary Johnstone Education


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Whether it is your first time running or you are returning to running from a long lay-off, there are a number of things which can go wrong in the initial few months. Here are a few handy tips to get you up and running whilst minimising the risk of injury: Start from the beginning One of the most common mistakes …

DO YOU HAVE THE EARLY SIGNS OF ACHILLES TENDINOPATHY?

Madeleine Murray Announcement, Education


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Ever heard someone use the phrase ‘my Achilles heel’ and wondered where it comes from?        In Greek mythology, when Achilles was born it was foreseen that he would die at a young age. His mother became worried at such a prediction and took Achilles to the River Styx which had been said to offer powers of invulnerability.When Achilles was washed …