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Category: Active Feet
Running Related Injuries

February 9 2021 | Active Feet,Running & exercise,Lower limb complaints,Heel Pain

There are many reasons why running injuries occur which can make them complicated to treat and even more complex to prevent. | ...

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I have heel pain - I must have a heel spur

June 19 2020 | Heel pain,Lower Limb Complaints

One study showed that 45% of the heels analysed were either painful with no plantar heel spur or had a plantar heel spur but were not painful. Another study showed plantar heel spurs in 10-63% of asymptomatic controls. The most common cause of heel pain in adults is Plantar Fasciitis (now more correctly termed plantar heel pain) however there are many other causes of heel pain. | ...

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Running Economy

June 18 2020 | Running & Exercise,Active Feet,Footwear

Runners with good running economy use less energy and therefore less oxygen. Townsville Podiatrist and Running Coach Chris Weber shares some tips below on how to improve your running economy - however it is important to note that when attempting to modify your running technique there will be an initial increase in the amount of energy consumed (reduced running economy). | ...

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Barefoot. Is it good or is it bad? Townsville Podiatrist Hayley explains...

June 6 2020 | Running & Exercise,Active Feet

Barefoot gets both a good and a bad rap. Here is Hayley's take on the topic. | ...

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'Start low & go slow’ – How to begin an exercise regime from scratch

January 2 2019 | Running & Exercise,Active Feet

The New Year is a great time to focus on becoming fit and healthy. Nobody will dispute that exercise (movement) is good for us. | ...

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FOOT PAIN hindering your New Year's Fitness Resolution?

January 2 2019 | Running & Exercise,Active Feet,Lower Limb Complaints

Most people try to kick off the New Year with a healthy, positive goal in mind. Unfortunately for many people embarking on a new exercise regime… PAIN often follows! | ...

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The pitfalls of focusing on Foot Strike

July 28 2017 | Running & Exercise,Active Feet,Lower Limb Complaints

So running boils down to a lot more than just chucking your runners on and putting one foot in front of the other. In this blog I’m going to discuss foot strike – particularly the pitfalls of ONLY focusing on foot strike. | ...

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Let's be BAREFOOT!!

July 26 2017 | Active Feet,Running & Exercise

Take a moment to watch a pre-school aged child run, jump and play without fear. Notice how nimble and light they are on their feet? Rocks or rough terrain does not slow them down, that is of course, until they go to school and we put shoes on their feet. | ...

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How you STAND - is how you WALK - is how you RUN!

June 2 2017 | Footwear,Running & Exercise,Active Feet

I often get asked the following questions in my Townsville Podiatry clinic: How do I run faster? Should I be running on my forefoot or my heels? What is the best running shoe for me? | ...

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What causes Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)???

May 26 2017 | Heel Pain,Lower Limb Complaints,Active Feet,Footwear

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. Heel pain is most common in the 40 – 60 year age group. It is so prevalent that ~80% of adults will suffer a bout of heel pain over the course of their adult life-time. | ...

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Our feet are connected to our core – Townsville Podiatrist Hayley explains…

March 10 2017 | Active Feet,Running & Exercise

So yogis have been awake to the powerful interconnection between FOOT to CORE for a very long time – referring to the foot as ‘Pada Bundha’ and the pelvic floor as ‘Mula Bundha’. Focusing on the communication between these two Bundha’s allows for a very strong practice. | ...

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5 tips for healthy, strong feet

January 31 2017 | Active Feet

Your feet are an engineering masterpiece, let’s keep them that way! The 66 joints that make up your feet affect every joint right up to your neck. Neglecting our feet over time can lead to foot pain and discomfort. | ...

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No more Falls! Balance boosting tips for the Elderly

January 9 2017 | Lower Limb Complaints,Active Feet

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalisations in people aged 65 years and over. A common and very debilitating injury sustained from a fall is a fracture to the neck of the femur (broken hip). | ...

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