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Surviving the Silly Season as a Diabetic

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…

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How Your Diet Affects Your Feet

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…

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Why Going Barefoot Might Be Good For You

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…

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Blisters…The Real Do’s & Don’ts

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…

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Winter Foot Injuries

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…

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The Benefits of a Biomechanical Assessment

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…

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Common Winter Foot Problems and How to Prevent Them

Brrr it’s cold outside! With winter in full swing, we’ve put together some of the most common winter foot problems that occur, and have explored some of the best ways to prevent and treat them. Read more below. Cracked Heels Cracked heels are caused by dry skin, and made more complicated if the skin around…

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Tips to Reduce your Risk of Developing Fungal Nail Infections

Preventing toenail fungus may not be at the top of your to-do list, but perhaps it should be. Fungi are nearly everywhere in our environment, and they particularly love dark, moist, warm places, like inside your shoes. That makes it relatively easy to stumble upon a toenail fungal infection (onychomycosis). How Nail Fungus Infections Develops…

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Corns and Calluses – Treatment and Prevention

You may have heard people refer to corns and calluses, but unless a doctor told you that you, too, have them, you might not know exactly what they are or how they should be treated. Calluses can form on your skin anywhere there is consistent pressure. For example, guitar players, will form calluses on their…

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ProMed Celebrates its 20th year providing health care to the Gold Coast

ProMed initially started as a physiotherapy clinic in 1998 with Sherril Farquharson. Previously Sherril owned 2 Physiotherapy clinics in Sydney for over 20 years. In 2002, Sherril’s daughter Raechel joined the ProMed team adding Podiatry services to the clinic and the business became known as ProMed Physiotherapy & Podiatry Clinic. As a family business they…

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8 tips for healthy Feet in Kids

Children are naturally active beings. Their young bodies are full of energy to jump, hop, skip and run around all day long. If your child is having trouble keeping up with the other kids, or is regularly falling over for no apparent reason, they might be having foot problems. Foot conditions can be associated with…

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