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20 May Commonly injured structures in the foot from running #3 Peripheral Nerves

The peripheral nervous system includes all neural structures outside the brain and spinal cord.  They include sensory receptors, peripheral nerves and their associated ganglion, and efferent motor endings.1  Sensory receptors are specialised to respond to changes in their environment, which are called stimuli.1  These sensory receptors are linked to nerves whose stimulus triggers...

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3 Sports Podiatry foot tips

06 May 3 Sports Podiatry foot tips for dealing with last minute running injuries

With the 2019 Gold Coast Marathon weekend drawing closer and closer it can be a little stressful if you are dealing with a running injury and still trying to maintain quality sessions and kilometres.  Whether you are stepping up running distance or trying to better a previous time...

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12 Feb Key Treatment Options for Plantar Fasciitis and Plantar Heel Pain in Runners

Following on from last week where the condition was described and risk factors outlined, this week we are looking at the treatment options for plantar fasciitis in runners.  Please keep in mind this advice does not supplement getting in and seeing a practitioner face to...

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5 Footwear tips for preventing running injuries

22 Feb 5 Footwear tips for preventing running injuries

Choose the Correct Running Shoes This might seem like a simple thing to do but with the large number of different running shoes out there navigating the maze can be difficult.  Especially with all of the differing advice out there from shoes stores, health professionals, magazines...

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7 Common Running Foot Health Mistakes that Runners make

26 Nov 7 Common Running Foot Health Mistakes that Runners make

1. Not understanding your foot type It is important to understand your foot type so that you know which of your foot structures may have the potential for overload while running.  This can then help you focus on addressing areas of most importance in terms of...

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What is a Tarsal Coalition and how can it affect a Runner’s foot

23 Oct What is a Tarsal Coalition and how can it affect a Runner’s foot?

A tarsal coalition is where two or more bones within the mid-foot and/or rear-foot are joined together.  The connection can be either osseous (bone), cartilaginous or fibrous. 90% of tarsal coalitions are either talocalcaneal (intra-articular) or calcaneonavicular (extra-articular) (Franson & Baravarian, 2004).  They can cause pain,...

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The Dreaded Blister Prevention and Management

01 Nov The Dreaded Blister!!! Prevention & Management

Blisters can stop you in your tracks…..literally!  Worse still if they are not looked after properly they can become infected and therefore stop you running for a while! So what is the best way to prevent them and manage them if you want to keep on...

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Heel Striking vs Fore-Foot Striking Running Shoe Considerations

26 Sep Heel Striking vs Fore-Foot Striking: Running Shoe Considerations

A common question I get asked in clinic is whether fore-foot or heel/mid-foot striking is better for you for preventing overuse injuries in long distance running. This question is not always easy to answer as there are many variables such as running experience, conditioning, range of...

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