Peak’s Plantar Pressure Assessments

Plantar Pressure Assessment Ever considered how much force you experience when landing on your feet, and what parts take the load? This unique in shoe sensor technology forms part of PEAK’S exclusive Peak Pod Pro 3P ™ facility. These actually measure direct foot and limb total force, Centre of Mass progression, ground contact time and symmetry. Unlike [...]

By |2019-03-28T08:24:11+00:00April 1st, 2019|Foot Pain, Peak Podiatry News|0 Comments

Paediatric Development

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’s important to [...]

By |2019-02-19T12:57:47+00:00March 1st, 2019|Kids Feet, Peak Podiatry News|0 Comments

Top Five Tips – Triathlon

Select the right shoe for the job. A lightweight 5km shoe designed for short distances is fine for short distance, but possibly won’t do the ideal job for 21kms. If you don't normally use or train with elastic laces, then don't try them for the first time on race day. Don't change or get new [...]

By |2018-12-03T13:12:50+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Peak Podiatry News|0 Comments

Orthotic Repress? Use it or Lose it.

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 instances we [...]

By |2018-10-31T04:26:51+00:00November 1st, 2018|Footwear and Gait Analysis, Peak Podiatry News|1 Comment

Ankle Sprains

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 [...]

By |2018-10-22T10:13:33+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Foot Pain, Peak Podiatry News|0 Comments

Cuboid Syndrome

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 [...]

By |2018-08-07T12:58:33+00:00August 7th, 2018|Footwear and Gait Analysis, Peak Podiatry News|0 Comments

July 2018: Shin Pain and MTSS

MTSS/Shin-Splints: This is a common injury in many running based sports. It is characterised by diffuse pain in and around the tibia (shin bone) in the lower leg and usually occurs as a result of a sudden increase in the frequency, duration and/or intensity of activity. More focal pain should be a red flag for [...]

By |2018-07-03T03:58:08+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Peak Podiatry News|0 Comments

Lacing Techniques and Foot Pain

Al McGuire once said, “keep it simple, when you get too complex you forget the obvious”. People often have various foot pains which can be misleading and seem very complex. However, this can be a simple pain relating to shoe fitting. This is why we often attempt to change and deflect pressure or the fit [...]

By |2018-06-21T07:30:52+00:00June 4th, 2018|Peak Podiatry News|0 Comments