The affect Diabetes has on our feet
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Peripheral neuropathy, vascular disease, infection and deformity are predisposing factors in ulceration and amputation in Diabetic populations. According to Campbell et al. (2000) in The Position Statement from the Australian Diabetes Society, “Amputation is about 15 times more common in people with Diabetes. Half of the amputations are major involving above or below the knee [...]
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Suffering from Stiff big toes? You may have Hallux Limitus / Rigidus
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The big toe joint is an extremely important joint within the human body. While relatively small compared to our hip, knee and ankle joints it is arguably the most important for gait. Without sufficient movement at the joint, the foot can become unstable and compensatory gait pattern may form resulting in more proximal issues. Hallux [...]
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Bunions and what to do about them
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Bunions are a deformity of the first toe joint where a bony prominence develops on the inside part of the forefoot. The prominence is due to a deviation of the big toe towards second toe.  The initial deviation may precede a partial or full dislocation of the big toe in the later stages. This change [...]
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Hip strength & stability for power & mobility
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Acquiring hip strength and stability is a very specific physical goal. For some the incentive for achieving this goal will be bought on by hip injury or pain. For others it will be to support other physical goals, through engaging power via the largest joints in the body. In some sports the importance hip strength […]

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Improving your tennis game & reducing injury, is one and the same
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As a physiotherapist with a background in coaching tennis, I have developed a particular eye for the way that tennis technique relates to movement development. One thing that any tennis coach will tell you is don’t try to teach a kid a serve until he can throw a ball. You can’t expect to be both […]

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Viewing fat from a healthier perspective
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Fat comes in many forms. From what is inside of us, to the fat we eat, it has the conflicting image of both an essential macronutrient, and a hinderance to the body’s health. For the most part though, the latter view has seen fat develop an image problem, and as something to avoid at all […]

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