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

By Dr Ibrahim Coban  (podiatrist) 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 […]

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Finding NCSP Using the NAS Anterior Lines Method

By Dr Abbie Najjarine (podiatrist) 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 […]

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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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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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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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