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Using Orthotics Made Easy: Osgood Schlatter’s Disease

I often have parents bringing their children to see me citing that they suffer from growing pains. They regularly ask if this is normal. My reply is that if growing pains were normal every child would suffer the same pain – which does not happen. This condition appears to afflict children who are growing fast […]

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Using Orthotics Made Easy: Taping & Orthotic Therapy

By Dr Abbie Najjarine, Podiatrist I am often asked by patients if they can use tape to treat their condition, in place of customised foot orthotics. Sometimes this arises out of financial considerations, and other times because they do not understand the specific roll that a taping procedure plays when treating lower limb biomechanical dysfunction. […]

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Using Orthotics Made Easy: When To Use Orthotics

When should I use an orthotic in conjunction with my treatment program for my patient? It can be confusing especially if you do not use orthotic therapy regularly. So in this series I want to address the key questions and try to simplify the prescription process so that as practitioners we can benefit by providing […]

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Using Orthotics to Treat Shin Splints

This condition is not just limited to sporting or highly active people. I have many patients who experience shin splints after being told by their GP to start walking as a means of healthy cardiovascular exercise. Shin splints is an over-use syndrome and can be directly attributed to excessive supination or pronation. Excessive supination is […]

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