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 [...]
MTSS/Shin-Splints: This is a common injury in many running based sports. It is characterized by 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. People at risk are those with abnormal biomechanics, using inappropriate [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]