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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

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 physically...

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...

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!

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 strapping tape around the heels – a...

Shockwave Treatment

At Kilmore and Wallan we are very excited to announce that we are now able to provide shockwave treatment to our clients ! Extracorporeal shockwave therapy or shock wave for short is a new and effective treatment option for patients suffering from a variety of...

Diabetes and the Foot

Diabetes is a disease that affects many Australians, and is characterised by the inability to manufacture or properly use insulin, a hormone used to help the body store sugars. When these sugars aren’t stored properly, the sugars remain in the bloodstream. These...

Plantar Plate Injury

Plantar Plate Injury (also known as Plantar Plate Tear, Plantar Plate Insufficiency or Plantar Plate Dysfunction) is one of the most common causes of pain in the ball of the foot, though it’s a condition many people haven’t heard of. The plantar plate is a thick...

Arthritis

Arthritis affecting joints in the feet can have far-reaching effects on other parts of the body; your ligaments, tendons and muscles are forced to work harder to maintain stability. This can cause overuse injuries including ankle sprains, torn ligaments and a greater...