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Plantar Fasciitis

An introduction to the biomechanics of the foot and the plantar fascia The plantar fascia originates on the calcaneus (heel bone). It then extends into five bands as it passes all 5 metatarsal heads and joins onto the toe bones (Moore, Dalley…

Calf Muscle Pain

Calf Pain With the upcoming Victoria Marathon Weekend coming up, calf pain is a common complaint. You can get it whether you are a keen runner or just busy on your feet all day. Read more to find out how our Physiotherapists and Registered Massage…
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Knee Pain Physiotherapy

  Physical Therapist's Guide to Knee Pain     Knee pain can be caused by disease or injury. The most common disease affecting the knee is osteoarthritis. Knee injuries can occur as the result of a direct blow or sudden movement…

Warm up! Key to success

Okay. So you've decided to embark on a fitness regime in order to shed some kilo's, get fit or just for fun. New gym membership. Check. New sparkling runners. Check. Gym gear (a bit tight at the moment). Check. Alright, let me at that treadmill/rower/crosstrainer/zumba…

937 strides per km..no wonder we get calf pain!

A very common running injury is a calf strain or a tear. We have two main calf muscles, Gastrocnemius and Soleus, which are under repetitive load when we run. There are two reasons for this, the first one is to absorb the shock of our body weight…

Post running muscle soreness?

Whether you are a first time runner or not you will be on a runners high for finishing your event. The key to a good post running event recovery is what you do in the first few days after running. The outcome of not following through on a good…
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Sore feet? Plantar fasciitis relief!

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia and is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the thick band of connective tissue under the foot that runs from the heel bone at the back of your foot to the toes at…
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Runner's Knee: We can help!

At first it was just a niggle in your knee when you climbed stairs or were squatting. Then the pain and stiffness became more than a niggle and you began to feel it when walking, sitting and resting. You may be hearing popping or cracking sounds…
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Foot Pain: Plantar Fasciitis

Foot Pain OUCH! You leap out of bed in the morning and you get stabbing pains in your heels or the arches of your feet. You hobble a few steps, and then hobble a few more until the pain reduces. Most of the day your feet feel OK …except when…
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Foot Pain? Strengthen your foot 'core'

As your cold-weather footwear makes the seasonal migration from the back of your closet to replace summer's flip flops and bare feet, don't underestimate the benefits of padding around naked from the ankles down. Barefoot activities can greatly…