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Poised nervously over the scales with unrealistic optimism, I step onto them, first with my right, then my left. As the scales wake up and begin their turnstile calculation, I subconsciously cross my fingers in the hope it will bring me good luck… But there’s......

The Oxfam Trailwalker is being held in Melbourne on the 27th – 29th of March, just two short (literally, February is included) months away. The 100km walk commences at the stunning Lysterfield Lake, winds its way through the densely forested Dandenong Ranges and along the......

Naturally, when you’re experiencing the sharp, exquisite and unrelenting symptoms of Plantar Heel Pain, you want to know how long it might take to get better. The colloquial phrase “how long is a piece of string” is reasonably fitting in response as there are so......

In our last blog we started discussing Plantar Heel Pain. We raised some really important topics including why spring is plantar heel pain season, why we call it “Plantar Heel Pain” and not “Plantar Fasciitis”, and who is more susceptible to getting Plantar Heel Pain.......

The sun is shining, birds are chirping and that wonderful smell of freshly cut grass is in the air. Spring has sprung! With this change in weather you’ll probably be eager to get out and enjoy it. Morning walks to grab a coffee, taking the dog for a walk down to......

You’re at the local pub, the room is buzzing with energy as the MC turns down Paul Kelly, and politely asks you to take your seat, Trivia is about the get under way! As scribe you scurry to find a pencil, nestle in on your......

It’s cold, it’s wet, it’s often windy and the daylight hours are scarce. This combination of events generally gives everyone a serious case of the can’t-be-bothered’s.  We barricade ourselves away from the elements, we sleep in, we neglect exercise and opt instead for long nights......

With the School Holidays in full swing and the snow forecast predicting some better conditions on the way, I thought it would be timely to remind you how to look after your feet at the snow. Whether you’re a skier, snowboarder or full-time apres connoisseur,......

The Melbourne Marathon is now just under 4 months away and your preparations are about to ramp up. I thought it would be appropriate time to start talking about footwear. Hopefully you caught our recent blog on exercise tolerance in preparation for the Melbourne Marathon.......

Exercise is similar to beer. It may seem like a strange concept to grasp, but hear me out. There are obvious parallels such as the euphoria you can experience, and even the after effects of a big session. But probably the most pertinent to us......

We’ve had a spate of patients present with nasty ingrown toenails recently. Maybe it’s the increased nail growth over the summer or that we’re starting to squeeze into our winter boots a little more. Even a few of our footballers and runners have had some troublesome......

Podiatrist and VFL Veteran Oliver Tate Reveals the Best Football Boots for 2019   It’s the start of new AFL season, community football practice matches are in full swing and for most players this usually means searching for a new pair of football boots. But......

Nervous energy surrounds the household. Mum and Dad are excited about the return of normality to the household and maybe a little more peace and quiet. The children are anxious about the prospect of a new school year. Will they meet some new friends? What......

The Melbourne spring racing carnival is a fun event where we get dressed up, catch up with friends, enjoy a few champagnes and pick some winners. However, after a long day of standing on your feet in new or uncomfortable shoes, you can often leave......

The Melbourne Marathon Festival is coming up on the 14th of October, with I’m sure many of you are in the late stages of your preparation. This weekend probably marks your final long run before you commence tapering, and you’re probably fine tuning your footwear,......

Are you training for the Melbourne marathon event? Every year I get a tonne of questions from runners training for the Melbourne Marathon. So I thought I’d put together the answers, to a few of the most common questions I get! This year’s Melbourne Marathon......

Plenty of time until the Oxfam Trailwalker event in Melbourne 2019 and I thought it was worth while putting together a collection of videos to help you with your preparation this year. Hopefully you have been building up your training slowly over the past few months.......

If you listen closely each morning and pay full attention, the city erupts with the sound of stiff and creaky joints waking from their slumber. “Ooohh”, “Eeekkk”, “Aaahhh” is the chorus repeated by many during their morning routine. This morning in particular, many would be......

The colder winter months can be a troublesome time of year if you are a diabetic. The combination of poor blood circulation, nerve damage in your extremities and cooler temperatures can make your feet vulnerable to infection, serious complications or possible amputation. If you suffer......

With the School Holidays in full swing and a good drop of snow over the past couple of weeks, the alpine resorts are a great spot for a snow holiday. Whether you’re a skier, snowboarder or full-time apres connoisseur, your feet can be the difference......