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Feetball – Don’t Get Injured Due to a Foot and Leg Issue

Synthetic Pitches – Are they bad for us? In this day and age most of our junior and elite football players are training and playing more regularly on synthetic pitches. This raises the question, are we sustaining more injuries from playing on them compared to natural grass? The evidence is inconclusive with many studies showing […]

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Finding NCSP Using the NAS Anterior Lines Method

In my clinical experience, when heat moulding an orthotic device directly to the patient’s foot, or when taking a weight bearing foam box cast, the Anterior Line Method is the best technique to use in finding the patient’s Neutral Calcaneal Stance Position (NCSP). In my opinion, using this method results in a more successful outcome […]

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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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Heel Pain in Children – Sever’s Disease

The most important factor contributing to Sever’s Disease is treating the cause and not the symptoms! This means correcting Mechanical factors or ‘excess pronation’. In this situation excessive subtalar joint pronation (rolling in of the feet) creates stress on the Achilles causing traction forces at the insertion point. The general treatment consensus often prescribed is […]

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How to Treat 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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Inversion Sprain, Lateral Pain, Forefoot Valgus Deformity and Orthotic Therapy

I often read articles written on lateral sprain and pain associated with a pes cavus foot structure and a forefoot valgus deformity. In this article I will explain my views as to why I believe patients present with lateral sprain and strain and how to use a variety of treatment modalities, in combination with orthotic […]

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