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Running Shoe Weight – What Really Matters for a Faster Triathlon?

Gary Johnstone Education


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The latest research confirms that shoe weight does affect running economy – essentially the lighter the shoe the faster you run. But of course, things are never that simple…… Can Running Shoe Weight Impact Your Speed In 2016, Hoogkamer and a team of leading biomechanical researchers in the US found that reducing the weight of your shoes by 100g has …

Fungal and Nail Infections – Everything You Need to Know

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Does one or several of your nails look a little different than they did once upon a time? Have they turned a yellowish / brownish colour and appear crumbly when cut? If the answer is yes, then you may be suffering from a nail infection. What are Fungal and Nail infections? Nail infections are caused by the overgrowth of fungi …

Heel Pain in Kids – Sever’s Disease

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Has your child increased their activity recently and are complaining of a few aches and pains in their heel? If the answer is yes, they may be experiencing a common bone condition in kids called “Sever’s Disease”. What is Sever’s Disease? Sever’s Disease, also known as calcaneal apophysitis is a painful injury resulting from inflammation at the growth plate within …

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 …

Best Shoes To Buy 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 Are The Best Shoes To Buy For School? This is an important consideration… to put …

Advice for Comfortable Summer Footwear for Sore Feet

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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). What Footwear is Comfortable for Summer Many people who suffer from debilitating foot conditions shudder at the thought of walking barefoot or in thongs/ sandals. Let’s start …

Summer- Are Your Feet Prepared?

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We’ve had a taste of the warmer weather in Melbourne and we can already hear our patients shouting from the rooftops, “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 tackle comfortable summer footwear for sore feet in a different blog but let’s first provided …

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 …