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September 24, 2017

As a part of my PhD comparing orthotics and corticosteroid injections for plantar fasciitis, I have just published a review of the effectiveness of orthotics.

May 12, 2017

There are many forums and blogs that discuss plantar fasciitis and its treatment. What we don't really understand is what causes plantar fasciitis, however we do have a good idea about the main risk factors for getting plantar fasciitis. 

1. Keep your weight down


May 11, 2017

Concern for a child toe-walking is a common reason that parents consult a podiatrist or other health professional. Children who toe-walk usually fall into one of four broad categories:

  1. Neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy;

  2. Autism spectrum disorder;

  3. ...

October 28, 2016

This post gives an overview of why the podiatrists at Fitzroy Foot and Ankle Clinic choose 3D laser scanning to create custom-made orthotics

October 11, 2016

Plantar fasciitis is a pathology that affects the plantar fascia. Your plantar fascia is a structure, similar to a ligament, that attaches on the bottom the the heel and connects under the forefoot. Commonly, people will experience pain where the plantar fascia inserts...

September 10, 2016

This post has been authored by our friends at Bobux, who provide fantastic shoes that are both good looking, and designed to allow a toddlers feet to develop.

Why barefoot is best

Walking is such a massive and exciting milestone for your child! The next logical step is t...

August 19, 2016

There are a number of conditions that cause pain on the bottom of your heel. The most common cause is plantar fasciitis, which affects approximately 1 in 10 people.

The plantar fascia is a ligament-like structure that runs from the bottom of the heel to the ball of the...

August 12, 2016

Unfortunately for some people, shoes can be a pain. Finding properly fitting shoes that look good, and aren't uncomfortable, can be a difficult task.

The picture below (Sketch A) highlights what tends to gradually happen to our feet (especially around the toes) when we...

August 8, 2016

Orthotics are a common treatment used for a variety of conditions. Broadly, there are two categories of orthotics provided by podiatrists, prefabricated and customised.

Prefabricated orthotics are mass produced and sized to fit a person's foot. There are a very wide va...

July 28, 2016

Recent research from the University of Melbourne has shown that a new pair of runners is just as effective as specialised footwear.

Osteoarthritis commonly affects people on the inside (medial) portion of their knee. Researchers have developed specialised shoes that 'u...

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