Tag Archives: Brisbane Orthotics
One of the most common forefoot complaints that presents to my FootDr podiatry centres is a plantar plate tear. This is seen most frequently in middle-aged women who present with constant plantar metatarsal pain and swelling extending towards the toes (mostly affecting the 2nd toe). Often swelling and redness can also be noted across the dorsum of the forefoot along with symptoms exacerbated by extended periods of walking or running and the use of high heel shoes. As the plantar plate tear progresses, clawing and splaying of the toes is seen. Early diagnosis and management of a plantar plate tear can often be challenging due to the complex structure and anatomy … Continue reading
Watching a young footy player hobbling off the field is never a good sight to see. One of the most common problems often responsible for this is a type of heel pain known as Severs Disease. Severs Disease or calcaneal apophysistis affects physically active boys aged 12 to 14 years and girls aged 10 to 12 years, which corresponds with the early growth spurts of puberty. Symptoms usually come on gradually and can include: • Unilateral or Bilateral heel pain • Heel pain during physical exercise, especially activities that require running or jumping • Increased pain level after exercise • A tender swelling or bulge on the heel that is … Continue reading
my FootDr Podiatry Centres is proud to offer cyclists the hidden secret which many professional cyclists have in their shoes called the Solestar cycling orthotics; the leading cycling orthotic as used by the pro peloton. Solestar orthotics have become standard for the likes of Fabian Cancellara, Frank and Andy Schleck, Andre Greipel and the entire Trek Leopard and Radioshack Nissan professional teams. Solestar orthotics are handmade in Germany to ensure each one meets their high standards and build quality. The carbon simply offers a perfect combination of stiffness and flexibility whilst remaining extremely light and thin. Solestar orthotics store energy while pushing and give it back while pulling in your … Continue reading
Were you one of the 40 000 plus Queenslanders who braved the early morning chill to climb the Sir Leo Hielscher bridge and walk or run your way to the RNA showgrounds? This was the 4th time my 11 year old daughter and I have participated, and we love the exercise and carnival atmosphere of one of the Australia’s largest fun runs. We walk and jog the course, enjoy the scenery and make a mad dash for the line to try and improve on last year’s time! Being a podiatrist, it’s an occupational hazard walking alongside such a large pack of people; I can’t help but to observe the variety … Continue reading
Podiatrists Darren Stewart recently presented to a group of south side locals on the importance of good foot health and footwear as part of the Steady Steps Program. Margaret Coates, Physiotherapist and Tai Chi instructor runs the Steady Steps program to improve the awareness of people of that factors that influence balance and provide advice which can reduce the incidence of falls. Falls prevention is a critical issue for our aging population, as one incident of a fall can lead to a loss of confidence and independence, or even a serious fracture or head trauma resulting in hospitalisation. General factors include reduced muscle strength, slowed reflexes, vision impairment, altered cognitive … Continue reading
We are currently supporting and raising money for Movember, so dont be suprised to see some really dodgy looking mo’s gracing the faces of our staff. To support our Mo Bros, please go to the Movember website and my FootDr will match all contributions dollar for dollar. http://au.movember.com/donate/your-details/team_id/245156
It was great to see an article last week on Warriors Toyota Cup fullback Omar Slaimankhel being named as fullback in the Toyota Cup Team of the Year. Omar, whose family fled war-torn Afghanistan to New Zealand has combined his Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) studies with an amazing strike-rate of 38 tries in just 35 Toyota Cup matches. Omar, if you are ever interested in a career in podiatry with Australia’s Best podiatrists, come and see us here at my FootDr podiatry centres Brisbane !