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...

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...

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...