Stop Rolling Your Foot On A Bottle For Heel Spurs
The need to talk about this has been rolling on our minds for quite some time now. If you’ve been trying to cure your plantar fasciitis by rolling your foot on a frozen bottle, a golf ball, and anything else that the internet has advised you to, then you need to read this.
Why Your Weak Glutes are Cramping Your Running
Glutes. Gluteal muscles. Buttocks. Whatever you want to call them, today we’re talking about how these very muscles are not only cramping your running style, but are hindering your performance, slowing you down, and even increasing your risk for running injuries. Yep, this one is a game-changer.
Why Your Squats Are Painful - Even When You're Doing Them Just As You've Been Told
Dry Needling Explained
You know what we’re talking about. Knowing that squats are a great full-body workout, you assume the position that your friends or personal trainer from a while back showed you:
If you’ve never experienced dry needling, then you may wonder what it actually is, how it works, and how it differs from acupuncture. Because we use dry needling quite extensively as a complementary therapy to treat foot pain, plantar fasciitis, running injuries and everything in between, we thought we’d give you the low-down on what it’s doing and how it can help.
Brisbane Oxfam Trailwalker - Getting Your Feet Ready!
Watch Out For These 3 Foot Problems This Winter!
Brisbane’s Oxfam Trailwalker is now under two months away! That’s right, the weekend of the 21st to the 23rd of June 2019 is set to be a great one, with teams set to walk from Mount Glorious to Mount Coot-Tha in 48 hours with the goal of raising one million dollars for an incredible cause.
Treating Plantar Fasciitis With Shockwave
While we’re still able to enjoy the sunshine and warmth now, it’s not long until winter creeps in and has us rugged up, opting for the gym instead of a road run in the mornings, and braving our kids’ winter sports! While winter is definitely coming and will be filled with battles in a we-can’t-wait-for-game-of-thrones-to-start kinda way, our own feet should be facing no battles of their own if we take the right precautions now, take care of them, and know what to look out for.
Recover from pain and injury faster with shockwave treatment - now available!
Introducing: Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most stubborn causes of heel pain - and one that some people struggle with for years before finding an effective solution. The reason for its long-standing nature is fairly simple: the plantar fascia is situated the bottom of the foot, and its role is to help support the arch and foot. This means it is placed under strain and pressure with every step we take - so if we want it to heal, we must do so effectively to get the job done right!
You will likely already know that we’re all about providing world-class podiatric care through our innovative and dynamic treatments and health professionals. What you may not know, is that as of this year, we have officially added SHOCKWAVE treatment to our list of services! Because the term ‘shockwave’ may not be traditionally associated with feelings of pleasantness and all things lovely, we’ve come here today to answer all your questions about shockwave and help you to understand how it can really help your pain levels, your injury, and your quality of life.
Healthy-Looking Nails In One Appointment? Yes, Please - Now Available!
On behalf of our entire Podiatry team, we are very pleased to announce that KeryFlex will now be a PERMANENT addition to our services! We first trialled KeryFlex last year after hearing about the fantastic results that other clinics around the world were getting with this treatment and the great feedback from their patients.
Top 10 Training Tips for Toowoomba’s Peak2Park - Part 2!
Top 10 Training Tips for Toowoomba’s Peak2Park - Part 1!
If you’ve missed the first five training tips for Toowoomba’s Peak2Park event on Sunday, March 3rd - you can check them out here! For those that are back for the final five, we won’t delay you from them! Don’t forget, there’s a big difference between training hard and training smart. These tips will help you train smarter!
Want To Run Pain-Free For Longer?
So you’ve committed to running or walking 5km or 10km in March - congratulations! We completely applaud anyone that takes on a physical challenge that pushes their body and mind - you’re already a champion in our eyes here at The Podiatrist. As you prepare for Sunday, March 3rd, keep in mind that:
There’s a difference between training hard and training smart.
Ten Services You Didn’t Know Were Available Right Here In Toowoomba
Have you ever wondered how runners can just keep going and going? Marathons, ultra-marathons, Iron Mans… and they’re completed with a regular, constant pace and a massive grin at the finish line. Are these people just born to be runners? Does everything just align for them (biomechanically and otherwise), hence their decision to train and run massive distances?
Checking The Reality of Foot Health in Toowoomba
We love our community here in Toowoomba. Everyone is lovely, friendly, supportive and it feels like there’s a smile around every corner (well there certainly is here at The Podiatrist!). With just under 107,000 current residents, Toowoomba is far from a ‘small town’ - and neither are the services and specialities we offer here. From day dot, our goal was to bring World Class locally, as it should be. And we’ve done just that! So here are ten world-class services that are changing the lives of thousands of our patients every year!
Feet and family, the best of both worlds
It’s Foot Health Month in Australia and the team at The Podiatrist, led by Managing Director Troy Parsons, is on a mission to see Toowoomba take advantage of the expertise of Podiatrists when it comes to getting back on their feet, out of pain, and achieving the levels of activity they want - not the levels they may be currently restricted to.
Why your foot and leg pain has come back!
Here at The Podiatrist, our team are everything. They’re the reason we thrive as a company and have grown exponentially over the past couple of decades. We love to celebrate our team and acknowledge their hard work and the way they go above and beyond to help their patients reach their full potential.
You rested your feet. You stopped running, or playing that sport, or any other activities that would aggravate the pain while it was getting better. You iced your feet, kept them elevated on the couch and took anti-inflammatories and pain-killers. You stopped wearing those not-so-good shoes during your recovery. Perhaps you even had a cortisone injection. Yet despite all this effort, your pain has now returned. So why has this happened when you’ve done everything as instructed to begin with?
Can A Podiatrist Help You?
Quick Local Ideas to Finish These September School Holidays With!
Podiatrists spend at least four years studying the anatomy, physiology and biomechanical function of the feet and lower limbs. This isn’t an easy endeavour, given that a single foot has 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This makes Podiatrists the foot health experts when it comes to pains and problems that develop - and very knowledgeable indeed!
We’re halfway through our Term 3 School Holidays here in Toowoomba and if you’re running out of ideas to help keep your kids occupied, healthy and happy then you’re in luck! We thought we’d make this last week of holidays that little bit easier for you and dig around for 5 local events and ideas that you can take advantage of this week!
Case Study: Jane's Journey with Painful Corns & Callus
Case Study: Pain In The Opposite Leg After Surgery
Jane is a 36-year-old stay-at-home mother of two. She enjoys staying active with
running, yoga, Crossfit - and of course her kids! She presented to our clinic in November 2017, suffering from pain in the balls of her feet.
Case Study: Permanently Correcting A Painful Ingrown Toenail
We first met Brad when he came in for an appointment with our Podiatrist, Martin. Brad had been suffering from a painful left hip for the past four months, following a hip replacement for his right hip. The pain began as a dull ache and was slowly getting worse, with the occasional “locking” sensation present too.
We first met Shane three months ago when he came in with one painful ingrown toenail on his left big toe.
We love what we do - and it shows!
We understand how difficult and unnerving it is to have a painful problem and to put your recovery in the hands of someone you’re meeting for the very first time.
How Podiatrists can help your dad feel better on his feet!
More than just a podiatry team
Father’s Day is this weekend and we LOVE the opportunity to celebrate the amazing dad’s in our lives (a little more than we already do on a daily basis!). To veer away from the usual ties, socks and mugs, we thought we’d talk about how an appointment with a Podiatrist can do wonders for dad’s feet, his mood and his well-being! So we’ve made a list of SIX ways we can help your dad feel better on his feet.
(By the way, if you ARE after some socks for dad, we’re fundraising for Drought Relief with funky coloured socks - available in our clinics!)
We’re not just an excellent and high-performing team, but also one big family that genuinely cares for one another and supports each other every day.
An inside view of The Podiatrist
You may already know that we genuinely LOVE what we do and the opportunity to help so many people realise their full potential every day.
What you may not know is that we love our team and our culture just as much! In this video, some of our podiatry team, admin team and even one of our patients share their experience with us and the fantastic culture that we’ve cultivated.