Bunion Bump

Usually at this time of year, as the cold weather forces us to re-think about our footwear choices, it is very common to start to experience painful feet, especially bunion pain. Did you know, it is thought that almost 1/3rd of Australians suffer from bunion pain at some point in their lives? What is a bunion? A bunion is an abnormal enlargement or “bony
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Keeping Up to Date With Foot Manipulation Therapy (FMT)

This month our team  at Proactive Podiatry, Alison (Podiatrist) and Monique (Owner) participated in the 3 day, Level 1 and 2 Foot Manipulation Therapy (FMT) Workshop. This fabulous professional development event was facilitated by Foot Manipulation guru Ted Jedynak, owner of the Foot and Leg Centre in North Adelaide. While Monique was there to up skill and perfect her Foot Manipulation Therapy skills, Alison was mentoring and helping
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Physically Active as a Senior

Want to know how to get physically active as a senior? The fact you are asking yourself this question is a great start! The statistics do not lie and this will probably come at no surprise that seniors are the fastest-growing age group in Australia. Over 14 per cent of our population is aged 65 or older, and that rate is expected to continue to grow
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Podiatry Online Booking System – QUICK and EASY

Our lives are becoming increasingly busy. With everything at our finger tips these days, with the technology available on our phones and computers, no one wants to be put on hold or wait for their phone call to be answered if you are in a hurry. This is why Proactive Podiatry has enabled, through our new software program (Cliniko) a podiatry online booking system which enables us
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Compression Pants – Why Wear Them?

What are Compression Pants? Whether you are an elite athlete, runner, weight lifter or gym junkie you will get more out of your training or workout with compression garments, especially for the lower limbs. Compression pants are highly engineered, elastic, gradient compression fabric that moulds around the lower limbs. Compression pants are based around the medical concept of increasing blood flow and assisting with lymphatic
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The Better Running Technique

Although our running technique and styles may all vary slightly the heel to toe  running style is very common and considered the norm for most people. The alternative running approach is to adapt a toe to heel technique, which although is not always considered the norm according to many text books, may in fact be beneficial in reducing injuries. There are four areas I
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Minimalist Shoes to Lighten Your Load?

The hype around minimalist shoes may be slowly calming down but the light, bright and flexible footwear is still very popular, and can make all the difference to some runners. When it comes to minimalist shoes there is no in between, you are either a fan or not. Some runners will argue that it keeps their legs feeling light and fresh, as apposed to the
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Various Types of Running Shoes

In our previous blog on “How to Choose the Right Sports Shoe for Your Foot Type” we discussed the importance of choosing the right type of shoe for your walking patterns and foot type to minimise injury and fatigue in the lower limbs and feet. Once you know what foot type you have  the next step is to choose a shoe that will match
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Proactive Podiatry Relocation – We Are Moving!

Proactive Podiatry will be relocating 2km’s away to join the physiotherapy team at:   FIT LIFE HEALTH SOLUTIONS 40 Elder Ave, Pooraka SA 5095 (08) 8262 4185   Clinic days (Tuesday and Fridays) will remain the same. Our last clinic day at Ingle Farm Medical Centre will be Friday the 9th of October. The first clinic day  at our new location will be Tuesday the 13th of October.  
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Proactive Podiatry’s Privacy Policy

1. Overview Proactive Podiatry is legally obligated and committed to complying with the Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Privacy Principles 2014 in the collection, use and disclosure of personal and medical information. This privacy policy covers all personal information we hold, that is, information, or an opinion about an individual, whose identity is apparent, or can be reasonably ascertained, from that information or
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