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Good posture is more important than you think

When it comes to improving our health, most of us know to consider our eating and exercise habits. However, how often do we consider our posture as a vital piece of the health puzzle?  It is probably fair to say that “Sit up straight” is advice that most people have ignored for a lifetime, despite the …

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Shin Splints (Medial tibial stress syndrome)

By Peter Foley (Registered Podiatrist) What are Shin Splints? Shin splints or Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS)* is one of the more commonly reported injuries in footballers, and especially in those who cross train with running. MTTS describes a condition of pain at the join between muscle and bone at the inside (medial) edge of …

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Calcaneal apophysitis (Sever’s syndrome)

By Peter Foley (Registered Podiatrist) It is not uncommon for enthusiastic athletes in late primary school and early high school to experience significant pain in their heels when participating in sport. The most common cause of heel pain in patients of this age is calcaneal apophysitis (sometimes called Sever’s syndrome). What is Calcaneal apophysis? Calcaneal …

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