Sever's Disease or an Achilles Strain: How to Tell the Difference

Sever's Disease or an Achilles Strain: How to Tell the Difference
Sever's disease is inflammation of the growth plate in the back of the heel and only occurs with very active children who are between 9 and 13 years of age.The Achilles tendon commonly strains where it joins in the back of the heel causing the same type of pain as...

Reducing the Risk of Injury in Kids Returning to Sport Post COVD-19

Reducing the Risk of Injury in Kids Returning to Sport Post COVD-19
Over the past few weeks as coronavirus restrictions have started to ease and school and club sports have been able to resume, we’ve seen an unusually high volume of children with injuries coming into our clinic. I must admit, I’m not too surprised by this finding - in fact, I...

Running our small business in 2020: with a pandemic!

Running our small business in 2020: with a pandemic!
Some of you that know me, know that I “do” worrying well. Like, really well. I’ve been refining my skills for close to 40 years. My parents joke that they first knew I was the “the world’s greatest worry wart” when I worried about my slippery slide “sleeping outside” when I was two years old. Legend has it that I wouldn’t sleep until it was safely inside. 🤷🏼‍♀️ So, if anyone was going to worry about the piano falling from the sky, it was me. But, this, a virus that brings the world to a standstill? I didn’t see “that” coming!

Metabolic Efficiency Testing for the Average Runner

Metabolic Efficiency Testing for the Average Runner
I had a rather non-eventful running season this year, winding up in two moon boots because of six stress fractures in my feet. I also broke two ribs and was basically unable to exercise for months. Last year, I collapsed 3km from the finish line in the Gold Coast Marathon due to hyperthermia and acute renal failure. Just when I had the time and energy to get back into running after having four kids, I was starting to fall apart. Why was this happening to me? Whatever I was doing, just wasn't working. I needed a new approach to my mindset, training and nutrition. I decided to undergo Metabolic Efficiency Testing. I had no idea what it involved or how it would help me, but I decided to give it a go. Read my blog to see how the results and information from this testing have helped me get my running mo-jo, health and positive mindset back!

The Trick to Remove Fish Hooks: Faster, Less Damage and Less Pain

The Trick to Remove Fish Hooks: Faster, Less Damage and Less Pain
While on holiday on a remote island 80km from the coast, one of our podiatrists had the grisly task of removing a 6/0 hook that was firmly embedded in an 11 year olds foot. Pete demonstrates how this was done to avoid a medivac by helicopter and potentially more damage...

Old Man Calf Injuries: Causes, Treatments and Prevention

Old Man Calf Injuries: Causes, Treatments and Prevention
The dreaded calf strain becomes a more common injury as triathletes age, especially in males. Why is this so and what can we do to manage and ultimately prevent these injuries from derailing our training? Calf pain and injuries can present in several ways; • Traumatic sudden onset calf tears,...

How to Fix Painful New Leather School Shoes

How to Fix Painful New Leather School Shoes
Sports Podiatrist Pete shows how to quickly fix painful new leather school shoes by softening the new leather for instant relief. No more rubbing, blisters, painful ankles or feet! Our Sports Podiatrists have a special interest in children and adolescent foot conditions such as flat feet, heel pain, knee pain,...

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...