Did you know that there are several different shoelace techniques appropriate for each foot type? As Podiatrists, we are aware that feet are as unique as the patients we see. Below is a lacing chart showing several ways in which your laces can help your shoes better accommodate your foot type.
We have received national body and health cabinet advice that Podiatry falls into “essential services” category. We will continue follow health department advice on this basis. Our confirmation SMS now includes a message that if you are feeling unwell or travelled in the past 14 days let us know so we can reschedule your appointment. We [...]
We understand for some people, the safest place is to self-isolate. And as part of continuing our service you, expanding our E- Consult / Telehealth allows us to provide consultations, assessment, treatment direction and management plans to all patients using readily available technology in the comfort of your home or hand.
Paediatric Podiatry has come a long way in the last decade. Not only do we have better parameters to identify "red flags' early but just as important is that we can also identify what is classified as 'normal ranges" for children. This enables us to also ease the minds of concerned parents.
It is never fun watching your child limp off the sporting field or not be able to participate. Severs Disease is probably the most frequent cause of heel pain in children. The condition occurs most commonly in children between the ages of 8 and 14 years but it can occur in younger children. Both boys [...]
A year is a great expanse of time, but when it’s nearing the end, it all seems to have passed by incredibly quickly. Nevertheless, for us at Peak Podiatry, it was another wonderful and exciting year with the Peak team continuing to grow. We reflect on our experiences. We’ve challenged ourselves, challenged each other and [...]
We often get asked the questions in clinic; "Can I have another set of orthotics?" or "Can we remake these same orthotics?" ... the answer is YES! It is quite often the case that the specifications of the original orthotic remain the same but the orthotic itself is worn out or has compressed. In these [...]
Ankle sprains are basically an over-stretch of the ligaments that hold the ankle in place. In around 80% of ankle sprains, the excessive movements are a combination of the foot 1) pointing downwards and 2) then twisting inwards (ouch!). The severity of the sprain is best described as follows: Grade I Sprain – Stretching of [...]
Plantar fasciitis can be a constant issue for many people ranging from runners to walkers and even affecting people during their daily work routine. Check out our latest video from our Podiatrists on trying to manage this problem.
Do you have lateral foot pain (outer side of your foot) that either aches or feels like the pain moves around? Sometimes even feels slightly locked up? The Cuboid is an important bone in the lateral arch of the foot that can subtly ‘sublux’ when enough force is applied by a tendon that travels over [...]