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Lower Limb Issues with Dancers

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 dispositions put our dancers at […]

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Orthotics and Plantar Fasciitis

By Dr Abbie Najjarine (podiatrist) Many often ask me if I know if a patient will benefit from orthotic therapy – which are shoe inserts designed to help alleviate pain or correct biomechanics that are causing discomfort. I always stress that orthotics cannot always fix a problem alone and is not a cure but a […]

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Severs Condition – Treating Children’s Heel Pain

This area is one that I really enjoy! For me treating children is a real delight, and very rewarding to see improvements that can be made using orthotic therapy when combined with other modalities. Often parents bring a child to me saying that the child plays sports and afterwards limps off the field like an […]

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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 Back Pain & Leg Length Difference (LLD) using Orthotic Therapy

Back pain is always interesting as there are so many causes of this problem. I want to keep it simple and address back pain and sacroiliac pain associated with leg length abnormality and how I treat the problem incorporating orthotics and other modalities. Firstly leg length can be categorised into: Structural – a difference in […]

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