CHILDREN FOOT TYPES

Children Foot Types Flat Feet The developed foot has an arch, called the medial arch, formed by muscles and ligaments. Up until 2 years of age children’s feet appear to have fallen arches or ‘flat feet’. In children, this is normal, and due to weakened muscle tone in...

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FEET AND SURFING: HOW PODIATRISTS PLAY A PART?

The common misconception is that surfing is a non-demanding relaxing water sport. Usually not the first activity you think of when you hear the phrase “sports injury”. As a passionate surfer myself, I understand the biomechanics around surfing and believe this sport...

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IS YOUR CHILD IN-TOEING OR PIGEON-TOED?

Intoeing or ‘pigeon-toed’ is a common childhood pathology which results in either one or both feet turning inwards. This is often a result of genetic problems and/or development within the womb. This inevitably results in children having an increase falls risk and...

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CHILDREN & FLAT FEET BEWARE!

Flat feet can be a sign of a tarsal coalition. In particular, they cause a flat foot called a rigid flat foot – which is one where the position of the foot is stuck in that position. Tarsal coalition rigid flat feet can be very painful and sometimes can lead to a poor...

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IS HEEL PAIN GETTING YOU DOWN?

Women are more vulnerable to certain foot problems than men. This is mainly from years of walking in narrow-fitting shoes that squeeze the toes and from high-heels that cramp the forefoot and pose risks for arch and ankle problems. Women of all ages find it difficult...

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WHAT’S YOUR WEAR PATTERN? WHAT DO YOUR SHOES SAY ABOUT YOU?

Have you ever wondered what your shoe wear patterns mean? Shoe wear patterns can provide a glimpse of how we run but misinterpretation of these patterns may lead us down a road of inappropriate shoe selection and running form modification that could potentially reduce...

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COACHING HAS GREAT REWARDS

Nicole Reilly and her team of podiatry experts at Sole Therapy are passionate and driven individuals. Sole Therapy's business model aims to teach individuals new and exciting ways to love their body from the sole up. Nicole, the director of Sole Therapy...

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HAPPY BILLBOARD PROJECT

Happy Billboard Project is an initiative by Adelaide artist Sarah Connor. After taking to the streets with friends and holding up positive posters to passers-by and seeing peoples happy reactions, Sarah had the idea to implement these positive posters on a more...

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