Podiatry

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Clinic Update – we remain open but with a couple of changes

We are writing to let you know that we are still OPEN and thank our loyal patients for supporting us during this time. We also wanted to provide an update on a couple of clinic changes that have occurred in the last week. Remedial Massage  In line with Government directives, our remedial massage therapist (Silvia) …

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Does your child walk with “duck feet”? They may have a Tarsal Coalition

Painful ankles, unusual stiff walking, inability to stand on outside borders of the feet?  These can all be possible signs of a tarsal coalition.  Tarsal coalitions are an infrequent but often mis-diagnosed cause of foot pain.   What are Tarsal Coalitions? Coalitions are connections between the tarsal (rearfoot) bones that are not seen in the majority of the …

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Shockwave therapy for hamstring tightness

For those suffering from tight hamstrings, there has been some encouraging research of late into the effectiveness of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) in improving hamstring flexibility, especially combined with stretching exercises in healthy participants (see https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5368153/). Interestingly, the study concluded that shockwave therapy combined with stretching exercises was more beneficial than stretching alone: “While ESWT and stretching both reduced …

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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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