Tight Calves or Stiff Ankles? Here is a Self Test & 4 Important Solutions

Tight Calves or Stiff Ankles? Here is a Self Test & 4 Important Solutions
Have ever been told that you have tight calves, stiff ankles or tight Achilles tendons? Here is an accurate way to test if this really is inhibiting your gait and contributing to lower limb injuries. Tight Calves, Stiff Ankles and Short Achilles These are very common issues for runners, sports people...

Haven't Run in a Decade? It's Easier Than You Think With 5 Easy Steps

Haven't Run in a Decade? It's Easier Than You Think With 5 Easy Steps
The five things to get you running: Get the right equipment, find the right speed, use basic technique, start with easy intervals, be kind to yourself.  Moving from walking to running involves a sudden jump in the load through your body. This has amazing benefits for health, fitness, weight loss...

The Stretch Studio: We Tested This New Paddington Business

The Stretch Studio: We Tested This New Paddington Business
No Time to Stretch? If you’re anything like me, you barely have time to exercise, let alone stretch, right? Or maybe you don’t think stretching is important or necessary? Neither did I...until I got injured! Don’t really have time for a massage or need something to supplement your physio? I...

The Imperial Walker: Computer Geek to Fitness Freak

The Imperial Walker: Computer Geek to Fitness Freak
We are pleased to help out Nick from Better You Fitness today with a new pair of new Mizuno shoes as he attacks the Oxfam 100 tomorrow morning. He has a pretty inspiring story. The Imperial Walkers We first met Nick back in 2012 as he and a bunch of...

Zero Gravity Treadmills: How To Return To Running Fast With Injuries

Zero Gravity Treadmills: How To Return To Running Fast With Injuries
After suffering a sudden hip injury 3 weeks from the Gold Coast Marathon, Rach from Shoes Feet Gear got onto the Alter G Treadmill at XPhysiotherapy in Toowong (Brisbane) to keep her training up. Check out her experience in the below video. Bookings for the Alter G can be made here...

Training with Plantar Fasciitis: 5 Ways to Reduce Strain

Training with Plantar Fasciitis: 5 Ways to Reduce Strain
Plantar fasciitis often strikes at the most inconvenient time. Many of our patients are getting back into their fitness or increasing their mileage in preparation for an event and this extra activity results in too much strain through the plantar fascia. Almost all cases are 'cumulative injuries' where an accumulation of stretching under...

Young Athletes - Are They Doing Too Much? : 7 Tips to Avoid Pain

Young Athletes - Are They Doing Too Much? : 7 Tips to Avoid Pain
"Whenever kids suffer pain, we are quick to blame that they are doing too much sport. If they are training more like professional athletes, we need to be managing them more like professional athletes with these simple management tips" Peter Charles is a senior sports podiatrist and director of Shoes...

Why did my toes go numb on that run?!

Why did my toes go numb on that run?!
In my haste to get out the door a little while ago (...yep, I’m always rushing, especially if it means I can escape without any of my four extra “helpers” to get things done 😂), I slipped my feet into a new pair of tightly laced shoes and went for...