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Heel Pain in Adults – Plantar Fascitis

Heel pain or medically speaking Plantar Fasciitis is a very common complaint mainly under the base of the foot and is experienced by thousands of Australians each day. Treating the cause not the symptoms The most important factor contributing to plantar fasciitis is treating the cause and not the symptoms! This means correcting Mechanical factors […]

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Lower Limb Issues with Dancers

By Dr Ibrahim Coban, (podiatrist) Turnout from the hip – not the foot or knee! Most dancers aren’t born with the perfect turnout. One of the biggest issues we see and assess is dancers with a high degree of external tibial torsion (out toed), flat feet, bowed legs, knocked knees, stork legs. These genetic pre […]

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Sever’s Disease, Children and Orthotics

The most important factor contributing to Sever’s Disease, which causes heel pain in children, is treating the cause and not the symptoms!  This means correcting Mechanical factors or ‘excess pronation’ where the feet turn inwards. In this situation excessive subtalar joint pronation (rolling in of the feet) creates stress on the Achilles causing traction forces […]

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Sit Happens – Sitting Can Hurt Us More Than You Think!

One major detriment to long periods of sitting is the effect on your posture, flexibility, mobility, and joint health. Sitting correlates to lower back pain Probably the biggest single problem from sitting all day that I see as a podiatrist is lower back pain. As we sit in a fixed position for such a long […]

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Squatting with Orthotics

Squat Injuries – A lifter’s enemy The squat is considered one of the best exercises for improving quality of life because of its ability to recruit multiple muscle groups in a single maneuver. When performed properly, squat related injuries are uncommon. However even if your technique is great, your genetic build such as flat feet, […]

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Treating Leg Length Discrepancies

Short Leg Syndrome is a commonly unrecognised condition that often goes untreated. Even small discrepancies of only 4mm, if uncorrected, may over time set off a chain reaction of symptomology throughtout the body. There are three types of short leg caused by inherited biomechanics, postural habits and or trauma: Structural Short Leg: when the measurement […]

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