Welcome to our March 2014 Peak Pages. We’ve had a very busy start to 2014 with a lot happening around the clinic.
Condition in Focus …
School holidays have been a busy period for Peak Podiatry with children coming in to get school and sport shoes sorted before school goes back. As children head back to school after the summer break (which generally means a break from their regular sports) they also get back into their usual sport routine. We’ve seen many children recently for this very reason. Children commonly get around in thongs over the summer break and with the sudden return to sport we see many present with overuse injuries and more commonly osteochondrosis conditions. One condition of the most common in particular is Severs disease. This potentially debilitating condition can be preventable and well managed with good conservative management. This may include but is not limited to, strapping techniques, a good ice, stretch and massage regime, heel lifts, insoles to correct any mechanical issues with the feet and correct footwear prescription. Management of this condition is not limited to physical treatment. Equally just as important to this is educating the child and parent on the importance of activity modification to prevent the condition from getting out of hand
What’s happening at Peak…
Peak Podiatry is grateful and proud to be part of many great community events. We are once again happy to announce that we will be supporting this years Perth ‘The Weekend to end Women’s Cancers’. This event will see participants walk a grueling 60kms over two days through Perth on March 15th and 16th. All money raised by participants will be benefiting the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR).
Peak Podiatry will be holding a strapping clinic the night before the event. We will also be on site on the night between the two days of walking to provide voluntary treatment of blisters, sore feet, strappings and padding. We look forward to being involved in such a great event raising money for such a worthy cause. Hopefully we can help many sore, tired feet get across that finish line and complete what will be a momentous and emotional journey. Good luck to everyone involved!
Read more about the event at the below link.
The tenacious Damian Martin is the co-captain and one of the “spiritual leaders” of the Perth Wildcats. The Cats are having another great year so far with another NBL championship in their sights. As podiatry providers to the Perth Wildcats Damian dropped by the clinic recently for some treatment and was kind enough to answer a few questions.
Most memorable Game?
Under 20’s world championship game in Greece – We won the gold medal
Favourite City/court to play on other than Perth?
Sydney or London
Favourite pre game food?
Pasta with Chorizo
Any pre game habits?
I jump 5 times forwards and backwards, side to side and scissor jumps
Most influential sporting person as a child?
Magic Johnson and Steve Waugh
Favourite sport to watch other than basketball?
“Let’s go Wildcats, Let’s go!”
If you haven’t been to a wildcats game at the new Perth Arena we’d suggest you get down there and check it out.