Podiatry Books

May 15, 2012

There are plenty of way to get information these days. Somewhat unfortunately the internet has become the main source of information. This has both positive and negative effects. One one hand people become more informed. On the other hand, there is so much information on the internet, most of which is not peer reviewed for […]

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Severs Disease

May 13, 2012

Severs disease is by far the most common cause of pain in the heel of children. It is due to there being too much load on the growing area the back of the heel pain. This load comes form the achilles tendon and the impact with the ground. The pain from Severs disease if felt […]

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Retro Running Shoes

May 12, 2012

Retro is the new ‘black’. Retro running shoes are making a comeback as a fashion. They are becoming very popular, and not just with the sneaker culture community. Resources: Retro Running Shoes | Retro Running Shoes | Sneaker Fanatic | New Nike Dunks

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Physiotherapy

May 12, 2012

Wikipedia defines this as: Physical therapy (or physiotherapy), often abbreviated PT, is a health care profession primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention carried out by Physical Therapists (known as Physiotherapists in some […]

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Search Engine Optimisation

May 11, 2012

Search engine optimisation is the industry or skill of getting website to rank higher in the search engines. There are many different techniques that the experts use. The rewards of this are tremendous, as those websites that rank higher in the search engines will get a lot more traffic and the rewards that go with […]

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Posture

May 10, 2012

Podiatrists are at particular risk of developing postural problems due to the poor posture that can potentially develop due to their posture that they often maintain when treating patients. Strategies and preventative exercises need to be put in place to deal with these potential postural problems. References: Posture during home visits and nursing home rounds […]

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The 100 Up Running Drill

May 10, 2012

This is a drill that was first talked about and used in the 1800’s and is being reused by runners as a drill to improve their running form from heel striking to forefoot striking. It was recently written about in the New York times and popularized by the author and barefoot runner, Christopher McDougal. References: […]

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Running Cadence

May 10, 2012

Runners are paying more attention to their cadence, that is the number of step they take per minute. There are claims that a shorter stride length and a faster cadence is better to prevent injuries. There is no evidence to support this, just testimonials and claims. More research is needed on the impact of a […]

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Richie Brace

May 9, 2012

The Richie Brace is a custom made foot and ankle orthosis that is used for chronic conditions of the rearfoot and ankle that need to have their motion restricted. This includes conditions like posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, osteoarthritis and lateral ankle instability. A cast is taken of the foot to make the custom foot plate […]

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Reflexology

May 6, 2012

Reflexology is an alternative health practice based on the belief that every organ system in the body can be matched to a zone on the sole of the foot. It is claimed that stimulation of those zone via massage can help the health of that organ system. There is no evidence that Reflexology works, but […]

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