Painful Ingrown Toenails? We can help you!

When you have a sore toe it is hard to concentrate on anything else as they can be so painful! Yet somehow so many people put up with painful ingrown toenails until they get so bad they have no choice but to seek help. The funny thing is that painful ingrown toenails can be so easily fixed by a podiatrist who is highly skilled
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Are Your Toenails Telling You Something?

Your toenails are not great at keeping secrets, especially if the secret is your body is lacking nutrients. Life gets very hectic, but it is important to listen to your body and take note of any physical changes that may be occurring. Your toenails may be the first physical sign and indication of an illness or underlying condition. Recognising these changes in your skin or nails can be
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Do I Have a Heel Spur?

Do you ever find after waking up in the morning, the first few steps you take are painful? If the answer is yes, you may have a heel spur. Pain can be experience in the heel or arch of your foot and become worse after sitting down for a long period of time. The good news is- we can help you! What is plantar
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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 bump 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 bump? A bunion is an abnormal enlargement
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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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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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