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It’s That Dreaded Time Of Year – Getting School Shoes!

If you are like me, I dread this time of year, as I have to go and get uniforms, stationery and school shoes for my children.  The stationery is the easy part (that is if the school remembers to give us a list at the end of the year – which they haven’t!), the uniforms […]

What Do Podiatrists Wear On Their Feet During Summer Holidays?

I get asked this question all the time when our summer holidays comes around.  And like most people in Australia, I don’t like to wear closed in shoes over the summer break because the heat is unbearable, and my feet burn.  So what do I wear?  You guessed it, THONGS! But I can hear you […]

Use It Or Lose It – Are You Going To Lose Your Health Fund Benefits For This Year

Are you in a Health Fund? Are you totally confused about what benefits you are entitled to, and when.  You are not alone. Ask The Right Questions If you have never seen a Podiatrist before, just ring your health fund and ask them directly if you are covered for podiatry care, and how much will […]

What Is A Podiatric Biomechanical Assessment?

Most commonly, the scope of podiatric clinical practice may be categorised into two primary areas. These being “General Treatment”, which involves anything to do with the skin or nails of the human foot, and “Biomechanical  Assessment” which pertains to anything related to the movement, structure and mechanics of the lower limb. Treatment options for both […]

Orthotics – Why They Only Fit In Certain Shoes?

Orthotics are prescribed to control foot function and alter forces to manage symptoms. They require a suitable shoe to be placed in and if you are wearing shoes that are counterproductive, you will not get the results you are hoping for. So what do you need to look for in a shoe? An ideal shoe […]

The Real Story About Ankle Sprains

The term “sprain” refers to an injury that involves damaging a ligament. Ligaments connect bones to bones and help stabilize the joints. The severity of the injury can vary greatly. In minor sprains this can consist of damage to a few ligament fibres resulting in a small amount of pain and swelling around the ankle. […]

Tips and Tricks To Keep Your Heels Smooth This Summer

There are many signs that indicate that warmer days are coming, namely the sun shining bright in the sky, but for podiatrists one sign is dry and/or cracked heels. As soon as people bring out their summer sandals and thongs we see a lot more of this problem and it can often be fixed with […]

What Is Dry Needling And How Does It Work?

Some of you may have heard about dry needling as a minimally invasive technique designed to help relieve painful areas in the limbs, neck and lower back. Here at SPC we are all fully certified in the use of needling for a wide range of lower limb conditions. What is dry needling and how does […]

Your Feet And Work

Did you know that October is Foot Health Month? This week’s blog is courtesy of the Australian Podiatry Council, and its efforts to make people aware of the dangers to your feet in the workplace. Throughout the day, your job might involve walking, standing for long stretches of time, lifting heavy loads and jumping on […]

Fungal Nail Infections – Can Natural Home Remedies Cure The Infection?

There are many websites that provide a number of natural home remedies to get rid of toenail. The top 10 common ones include apple cider vinegar, baking soda, yogurt, white vinegar, oil of oregano, Listerine mouthwash, garlic, lemon juice, lavender oil and orange oil. People tried all these home remedies as they are cheap, convenient […]

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