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Summer- Are Your Feet Prepared?

Matt Bull Education


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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 …

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 …

PERFORMANCE SOCKS – THE PERFECT PAIR

Matt Bull Education


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There is no shortage of brands, shapes and designs when it comes to performance running socks. Being the resident long distance plodder I was tasked with the responsibility of finding the best fit for the patients of our clinics. A bit of background. I have run several half marathons and two full marathons. As a result, I have tried everything …

THE SHOCK OF 80’s ROCK TO EASE YOUR PAIN.

Stephanie Melitsis Education


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Bon Jovi might have sung about shocks to the heart but we think if he knew about extracorporeal shockwave therapy he might have sung about how shocks to the muscles and tendons could be the answer we’ve all been searching for with chronic musculoskeletal injuries. Shockwave therapy is a treatment modality used to treat muscles, tendons (and more recent research …

4 REASONS YOU”LL CRUSH YOUR PB BY RUNNING SLOW.

Gary Johnstone Education


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Strengthen your springs Running efficiency is the key to running faster. Our feet, ankles, knees and hips need to work together to absorb impact maintain a stable body position and propel the body forward. This is the all-important “spring” function. It can take years of consistent and focused running to develop a pair of resilient and finely-coordinated springs. Running slower …

ARE YOUR FEET FUNCTIONAL?

Stephanie Melitsis Education


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  When we start to think about the role of our feet, we might be quickly dismissive of the marvels attached at the end of our legs. Our feet carry us for some 10,000 steps each day, activating, loading and propelling us through life. Anatomically speaking, each foot is a complex structure of 26 bones with a network of ligaments …

CRUNCH TIME ON ANKLE REHAB!

Stephanie Melitsis Education


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With a whopping 23 AFL footballers benched for round 3 with foot, ankle and other podiatric problems the importance of proper rehabilitation after injury is only emphasised. We thought we’d touch base on the ankle given it’s had a lot of attention lately. Our ankle is made up of 3 bones, the talus, the tibia and the fibula. The bones …