Wax Bath Special

Wax Bath Special

A paraffin wax bath involves pouring warm wax over the feet, and leaving the wax on the feet for 20-30 minutes. The wax has a high heat capacity, so as the wax becomes hard on the feet, it transfers a steady heat to the feet. This can be beneficial in those who suffer...
Air squats

Air squats

Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart and arms at your side. Slowly lower your glutes (buttocks) toward the ground as you lift your arms in front of you to shoulder level, aim to keep your knees in line with your feet. As you squat, keep a neutral spine and lift...
Fight Your Pillow

Fight Your Pillow

Fold your pillow in half, then let go. If the pillow springs back, it’s in good shape. If it just lays there bent like a soggy potato chip, get rid of it. It’s not worthy of supporting your head and neck adequately while you sleep....
Winter Sports Injuries

Winter Sports Injuries

Australia is a sports-loving nation, winter is a time when many of our most popular sports for both spectators & players are ‘in action’. Australians just can’t seem to get enough of AFL, Rugby League & Union plus the recent surge in netball, of course there...
Blisters: What, When, Where, How

Blisters: What, When, Where, How

Our Podiatrist, David, has had experience volunteering at the Oxfam Trailwalker, Here’s what he has to say about taping up to prevent blisters… It’s that time of the year again where those brave enough to tackle the Oxfam trail walk, are mentally and...
Oxfam Trailwalker Preparation

Oxfam Trailwalker Preparation

A few tips from our Podiatrist, Ella… Oxfam TrailWalker is Australia’s original 100km team challenge. Teams of four journey through 100km of bush trail within 48 hours (or 50km in 24 hours), whilst helping to raise funds for those living in poverty. Absolutely...
Simple Mindfulness Tip

Simple Mindfulness Tip

Simple mindfulness techniques can help you manage stress and achieve more balance in your life.  Deep breathing exercises are a great and simple way to practice mindfulness. To experience the benefits, try to practice deep breathing exercises for just a few minutes...
Corns and Calluses

Corns and Calluses

Our feet play an important role in keeping us mobile. When we walk or stand, our feet carry the burden of our body weight as well a bearing the various pressures of movement and constraints of our footwear. Sometimes pressure placed on the foot becomes out of balance...
Top 3 tips for cracked heels, ouch!

Top 3 tips for cracked heels, ouch!

When you’re too late for the old “prevention is better than a cure”, and you’ve found yourself with heels that resemble the grand canyon, here’s what to do: 1)      Dress any deep cracks with betadine to avoid infection 2)      Use...