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Sports Injury Physio Victoria

Sports Injuries may occur during any sport, affecting any part of the body. They should be treated by a Physiotherapist experienced with treating Sports Injuries, as timely rehabilitation is critical to avoid a breakdown of the injury during…

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…
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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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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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Barefoot running: What does the latest research suggest?

Is barefoot best? Barefoot and minimalist running is growing in popularity across the world, with Americans spending $59 million on minimalist running shoes last year alone! It has been hailed as the natural way to run and as a saviour to those…
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Shin Splints

‘Shin Splints’ is an outdated term which is now believed to cover many forms of anterior shin pain. What most people perceive to be ‘shin splints’ should actually be termed Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS). This condition typically…

Common Soccer Injuries

Common Soccer Injuries As a dynamic, high speed game where physical contact occurs both incidentally and deliberately, soccer creates many circumstances where injury may result. Most soccer injuries are relatively minor in terms of the degree…

Foot Orthotic benefits

The impact of custom semirigid foot orthotics on pain and disability for individuals with plantar fasciitis. Source: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2002 Apr;32(4):149-57. Division of Physical Therapy, Program in Human Movement Science, University…

Foot Orthotics

When standing and walking, we are subjected to forces that produce stress and strain throughout our bodies. When a foot imbalance is present there can be abnormal forces on the feet, knees, hips, back and/or neck that lead to pain and poor function.…