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Are Thongs Bad for Your Feet?

December 18, 2018

Ahh summer. Sunscreen, singlets, boardshorts and thongs. It’s that moment you decide it’s time to throw the winter slippers towards the back of the cupboard and retrieve the thongs to leave by the front door…warm season bliss. We Aussies wear thongs…a lot. Most places that experience summers like ours do the same. Unfortunately, this might…

Chocolate, Coconut & Date Balls

December 5, 2018

A healthier sweet treat option during the Christmas season 😊 This recipe is gluten free and vegetarian. Serves 24 Prep + Cooking Time : 15 minutes Ingredients 2 2/3 cups (500g) pitted dates 1 cup cocoa powder 1 ¼ cups shredded coconut 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/3 desiccated coconut Method Line a large baking tray with baking…

Christmas Curried Broccoli Salad

December 5, 2018

A super healthy salad option to accompany your Christmas lunch. Serves: 6-8 Ingredients: For the dressing: ¾ cup roasted, salted cashews 5 tbsp. water 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar 4 tsp curry powder 2 tsp rice malt syrup 1 tsp chilli flakes (optional) Salt and pepper to taste For the salad: 5 head broccoli, cut…

Surviving the Silly Season as a Diabetic

December 4, 2018

Christmas and the festive season are generally full of eating, drinking and being merry, but it is important for diabetics (and everyone else!) to keep an eye on what they consume (with the occasional treat of course!). When it comes to food here are some things to keep in mind: Remove skin from turkey and…

How Your Diet Affects Your Feet

November 6, 2018

When most people think about nutrition and health, they typically think ‘weight management’ or heart health. Rarely is the topic of diet associated with your feet though. Diet does play an important role in our overall health and affects different parts of our bodies, our feet included! Inflammation What we eat can affect inflammation in…

Why Going Barefoot Might Be Good For You

October 17, 2018

It’s only recently in our evolutionary train ride that we’ve decided to wear shoes, or “casts for our feet,” as sports commentator Joe Rogan calls them. In fact, we existed for millions of years without footwear anywhere near our trotters. This meant our feet had to be a lot stronger in order to absorb the…

Did you know a foot screen by a Podiatrist could spot heart irregularities in people with diabetes?

September 17, 2018

In February this year, podiatrists all over the UK called for people with diabetes to undergo a foot check. The plea was a result of a three-month pilot foot pulse-test project aimed at increasing the diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation (AF), a common heart condition causing an irregular heart rate. The condition displays no symptoms and…

Blisters…The Real Do’s & Don’ts

August 23, 2018

What exactly are they? A blister is a small pocket of fluid in the upper skin layers and is one of the body’s responses to injury, pressure and friction. Feet are particularly prone to blisters, with the most common cause being ill-fitting shoes or repeated pressure and rubbing. The blister forms to cushion the area…

Winter Foot Injuries

July 16, 2018

Welcome to winter! This time of year we see many interesting foot problems. We have been treating a lot of people who participated in the Gold Coast Marathon and Kokoda challenge. Congratulations to all participants. There were many amazing achievements which should be celebrated. After so much training there are the post event injuries to…

The Benefits of a Biomechanical Assessment

July 16, 2018

What is a Biomechanical assessment? A biomechanical assessment involves analysing the body, its alignment and how it functions and is designed to help the practitioner understand the cause of the problem the patient is experiencing. Your Podiatrist will assess you laying down and standing up and will check for abnormalities and compensations. They will assess…