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Foot Mobilisation

What is mobilisation and can it help you? Foot mobilisation is a hands-on, natural, manual therapy that helps the body’s structures restore to the right place. It stimulates the body’s ability to repair by returning foot mobility, function and posture. Sometimes we use mobilisation on its own and other times we use it in combination with dry needling, strapping and orthotics. Depending on your biomechanical assessment, the treatment will vary. Most people report INSTANT changes and feel more “free”. Conditions that will be improved with mobilisation: Heel painMorton’s neuromaOsteoarthritisAchilles’ tendonitisPeroneal muscle problemsTibialis posterior tendinitisTibialis anterior syndromeSinus tarsiBunionsAnkle instabilities or restrictionsPatella and knee complaintsCuboid syndromesSesamoiditisHip pains If you would like to

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Sever’s Disease

Why is my child limping after sport? Now that winter sport is well underway, there has been an increase in children presenting to the clinic with heel pain. Sever’s Disease is often the culprit. Severs, which is also called Calcaneal Apophysitis, is a swelling and irritation of the growth plate in the heel bone. It often presents in active children aged 8 to 14 yrs.  The cause of severs is thought to be a combination of rapid growth, overuse, and overload on the growth plate of the heel. Research has also shown a link between over-pronation (rolling in and flattening of the arch) and sever’s disease. Limping after sport is

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Cold Feet In Winter?

Cold toes in winter? It may be Raynaud’s. Do you suffer from extremely cold toes in winter? If so, it could be Raynaud’s disease. Raynaud’s is the short-term interruption of blood flow to the extremities, such as the fingers and toes. It may be a sign of an underlying autoimmune disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma or lupus. The skin colour usually goes through 3 stages: white (pallor), blue (cyanosis) and red (rubor). There is not a set order to the changes in skin colour and not all people experience all three skin colourations The best way to treat Raynaud’s phenomenon is to: 1. Avoid caffeine and smoking 2. Reduce

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Tinea Pedis / Athletes Foot?

Do you have red, scaly, peeling or itchy feet? You may have Tinea pedis. Tinea pedis (Tinea) also called athletes foot is a fungal foot infection often seen by podiatrists. Tinea is usually asymmetrical and can affect one or both feet. It can present as: • Itchy scales or peeling rashes occurring in-between the toes • Red scales covering the sides and soles of the feet • Small blisters on the inside of the foot Who gets Tinea? Tinea pedis usually occur in adolescent and young adult males, however can also affect females, children and older people. Tinea is infectious and can be spread through direct contact or indirectly from

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COVID UPDATE, July 2021

Dear Valued Clients, *** IF YOU HAVE RETURNED FROM A HOT SPOT, EXPOSURE SIGHT OR ANYWHERE DECLARED A COVID RISK IN ANY STATE, WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT AND QUARANTINE AS PER ACT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES*** If you are not sure, please check HERE Please note that if you feel unwell, we would appreciate that you cancel/reschedule your appointment. We will be waiving the 24hr cancellation fee until further notice so that we do not get unwell people attending their appointments. Furthermore, in the event, you, or someone you have had contact with is diagnosed with COVID-19 and you have visited our clinic within the past 14 days,

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Lateral Ankle Injury

A lateral ankle injury is one of the most common injuries, however less than 50% of people seek treatment for them. A lateral ankle injury happens when the ankle gets rolled to excess towards the body, placing a large amount of stress on the ligaments on the outside of the ankle. With enough force these ligaments can tear. Symptoms of a lateral ankle injury can include: swelling, bruising, tenderness, inability to weight bear and instability. There are a number of risk factors for developing an ankle sprain. These include: previous ankle sprain, inappropriate footwear, sports such as soccer and netball which involve sudden changes of direction and improper rehabilitation from

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