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BACK TO SCHOOL! SECRETS TO A PAIN FREE EDUCATION...
The thing about the really hardworking kids in school is that it...
The thing about the really hardworking kids in school is that it all starts to weigh them down half way through the year. I mean that literally. Their bags are just poorly fitted and are far too heavy. We see a lot of these young...
11/06/2016
Growing Pains? Traction Apophysitis in the Growing Child...
The bones in the human foot don’t develop completely until the late...
The bones in the human foot don’t develop completely until the late teens. Sometimes the process of development can be the cause of discomfort in the growing child, especially if they are particularly active. Throughout childhood, a number of bones in the feet have “secondary ossification...
07/06/2016
Raynaud’s Disease...
Reynaud’s is a condition that causes a narrowing of the arteries that...
Reynaud’s is a condition that causes a narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the extremities – namely the fingers and toes. Typically this narrowing is an exaggerated response to either cold temperatures or stress. Reynaud’s usually presents as a colour change in the fingertips...
05/06/2016
Diabetic Foot...
The Diabetic Foot In my opinion, the number one request for podiatrists is...
The Diabetic Foot In my opinion, the number one request for podiatrists is to perform a diabetic check of the foot and provide assistance for diabetic foot management. As such, I felt it to be appropriate to provide an entry detailing why the foot is so...
04/06/2016
Leg Length Difference...
Our bodies aren’t always symmetrical. There are small differences between sides that...
Our bodies aren’t always symmetrical. There are small differences between sides that make us unique. The length of your legs is just one example where these differences between right and left can occur. Is it common? A difference between the length of a person’s legs is a...
01/06/2016
I have flat feet!...
Flat Feet and Pronation “I have flat feet!” It’s a cry heard daily...
Flat Feet and Pronation “I have flat feet!” It’s a cry heard daily by many patients. Today’s blog will look at what causes a flat foot, and find out when it may or may not be a problem. Pes Planus is a term podiatrists use to describe...
30/05/2016
Tarsal Coalition...
People are different. This couldn’t be more accurate in the case of...
People are different. This couldn’t be more accurate in the case of a tarsal coalition. What is a Tarsal Coalition? A tarsal coalition is a variation found in some people where some of the tarsal bones of the foot are fused together. The tarsal bones are the...
27/05/2016
RICER and HARM...
Acute Injury Management – RICER and HARM The first 24-48 hours after sustaining...
Acute Injury Management – RICER and HARM The first 24-48 hours after sustaining a soft tissue injury are crucial in ensuring the best outcome for healing.  As a general rule, management for most injuries is as simple as remembering two simple acronyms – RICER and HARM. Use...
26/05/2016
Winter Foot Care...
Winter Foot Care Our Pivotal Motion Podiatrist believes that they can predict exactly what...
Winter Foot Care Our Pivotal Motion Podiatrist believes that they can predict exactly what time of year it is based on the problems that present to the clinic. Footwear, sporting participation, and climate are all factors that are seasonally affected, and as such it is common to...
24/05/2016