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5 tips to stay injury free this New Year

Posted by Daniel Fitzpatrick on February 7, 2013

After the indulgent Christmas period, it's not unusual that a number of us decide to exercise more as part of our new year's resolution. Whilst its admirable the level of enthusiasm that is shown, unfortunately many become podiatry patients because they try to exercise too much too quickly and incur foot pain. This blog aims to guide you back to fitness, but safely.

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Back to school shoes: Top tips for parents

Posted by Daniel Fitzpatrick on January 11, 2013

A new year is here and school will be starting before you know it. Growing feet have unique podiatry requirements, and considering the time kids spend in school shoes each day, it is important to buy them the right pair. Just like a child carrying a heavy pack impacts future back problems, proper footwear when growing reduces potential foot pain in later teen and adult life.

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The humble thong: Australian, summery, foot pain.

Posted by Daniel Fitzpatrick on December 6, 2012

Wearing thongs in summer is as Australian as Boxing Day cricket. We all own them, and wear them frequently as the mercury ticks above 28°C. But consider what foot pain the humble thong is causing the next time you slip them on.

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Summer fitness – easy does it

Posted by Daniel Fitzpatrick on October 29, 2012

Summer is here and you are no doubt keen to get out and do some exercise. You may be getting back into running and other sports and are wary of foot pain, heel pain, and leg injury.

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Summer Shoe Shape Up

Posted by Daniel Fitzpatrick on October 2, 2012

As summer approaches, you may be thinking about getting your workout plan back on track and shaping up for the beach. In this blog I cover some of the questions and health issues that I deal with at this time of year at our podiatry clinic.

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