Arch Strengthening

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Strengthening your arch can be important for people who experience heel pain, arch pain or plantar fasciitis. This exercise is effective at strengthening the arch ligament BUT, start gently &…

Orthotics and Improving Ankle Flexibility

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If you have been advised you need orthotics, one of our Podiatrists might also have advised that you have reduced ankle flexibility. The exercise below is helpful for improving ankle…

Calf Strengthening

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Weak calf muscles can contribute to many issues in the lower leg, calf/shin, foot and ankle. This exercise is really effective at strengthening your calf & Achilles tendon BUT, start…

Shin Strapping

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Strapping of your shins is often helpful for people who experience shin pain – also known as shin splints or medial tibial stress syndrome. This strapping is really effective at…

Podiatrists Do WHAT!!!

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I had an interesting conversation recently with a patient who had recently had surgery on an ingrown toenail by her GP. I had been seeing this patient for over a…

Lacrosse Ball Exercise

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A lacrosse ball is not only great for lacrosse, but also can be great for your feet 😉 If you experience pain in your feet, this simple exercise can make…

Calf Stretch Exercise

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Tight calf muscles can contribute to pain in the calf but also in your shin, ankle and foot. Start gently & go slowly – some people can find this exercise…

Tennis Ball Exercise

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A tennis ball is not only great for tennis, but also can be great for your feet 😉 If you experience pain in your feet, this simple exercise can make…

WHY ARE MY TOENAILS SO UGLY?

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Spring is here and the weather is warming up. That means you can start wearing your sandals and thongs – they feel so good!!! You realise you haven’t shown your…

FOOT ORTHOTICS – DO I REALLY NEED THEM?

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It’s no secret that everybody is different and some people will go through their life with no foot or lower limb injuries or pain, but unfortunately some will. You may…
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CHOOSING THE RIGHT FOOTBALL BOOT

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Does your child play football or soccer? Do you find yourself overwhelmed by the number of footy boots available? Does your child limp or complain of pain after playing sport?…

Low Dye Strapping

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Low dye strapping is the medical term for a specific type of foot strapping. It is VERY effective at supporting your foot and helping with all sorts of pain such…

COVID-19 UPDATE 27th March 2020

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            31st March 2020 – YES WE ARE OPEN We appreciative the support of our amazing patients. If you know of anyone suffering from foot…

HOW TO AVOID SURGERY FOR BUNIONS

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How to Avoid Surgery for Bunions! Rhys Potter – Podiatrist at Healthy Life Foot Clinic What is a bunion? Just about everybody knows the term ‘bunion’ but do you know…

THE PODIATRY JOB YOU DON’T WANT

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Is this you? You are working in a practice maybe by yourself, you’re alone, with no real support, or mentoring, and no one to talk with about that tricky case. Are…

LOSING YOUR LEG TO A FISH HOOK

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Losing your leg to a fish hook A news story this week by the ABC (A Cautionary Tale) concerned Chris Browning – a man with type 1 diabetes since his…

I HATE MY TOENAILS

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WHY ARE MY TOENAILS SO UGLY? One of the most common questions we are asked as Podiatrist’s is, “Why are my toenails ugly?”. The second most common question regards toenails…