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Case Study: Managing Painful Knock Knees In A Young Child
Case Study: Managing Painful Knock Knees In A Young Child

When we first met Chloe in 2019, we identified she was regularly partially dislocating her kneecaps because of a knee position called genu valgum. Genu valgum leads to a muscle imbalance in the upper leg where the glutes and inner thigh muscles aren’t able to work effectively and the outer quad muscles take control, pulling the knee cap out of position. This was extremely painful for Chloe.

Kids School Holiday Activities in Toowoomba & Darling Downs
Kids School Holiday Activities in Toowoomba & Darling Downs
The school holidays are here! As parents too, this means creating our list of fun and active school holiday activities that ditch the screen time and promote learning, the outdoors and family time. Today, we thought we’d share our list with you so you have some quick, easy and fun go-to’s for your family!
Treating Severe Shin Pain In Weeks Without Orthotics
Treating Severe Shin Pain In Weeks Without Orthotics
Jessica came to see us as she was concerned about her painful cramps during exercise, especially during her social touch rugby games. She was very worried that it could be a blood clot in her leg, as the front of her shins were visibly swelling and bulging during the painful ‘episodes’. She even felt tingling at the tops of her feet occasionally.
Our Running Clinic Is Now Open!
Our Running Clinic Is Now Open!

Our running clinic is now in full swing over December and January! It’s ready to help you get your running to the next level - whether it’s your first 2km, 10km or marathon.

20 Acts Of Kindness You Didn’t Know We Do For You
20 Acts Of Kindness You Didn’t Know We Do For You

World kindness week is this week, and it makes us want to celebrate and really focus in on being kind to others. The reality of working here at The Podiatrist, however, is that kindness, genuinity and going above and beyond - for our patients, our non-patients and our team, is already a given. It’s something we have the privilege to see and act on a daily basis - but when thinking about it, the extent of these actions may not be quite so obvious if you’re not here - because we don’t often talk about the things we do to help and support others. We just do them.

High Heels, Low Aches At The Melbourne Cup - Here’s How
High Heels, Low Aches At The Melbourne Cup - Here’s How
Are you still battling aches and pains after a long day in heels during the Melbourne Cup? While this used to be the norm, many women are now being heel-smart and taking simple steps to help improve their comfort during and after events like these. Start with increasing the cushioning below the balls of your feet and choosing heels with extra in-built support.
Reformer Pilates Is Now Available! Here's Why
Reformer Pilates Is Now Available! Here's Why
As many of you will already know, we operate under the principle of treating others like you’d treat yourself and your family, and the way we care for your health is no different. After many of our team, including Podiatrist Anne-Maree Hanrick, have had great success in optimising their health using Reformer Pilates, we’re proud to now introduce this service to our clinic! To help explain the benefits of Reformer Pilates and, we asked Anne-Maree to share her experience of how this service has been improving her life for the past few years.
Should You Be Worried About Toe-Walking?
Should You Be Worried About Toe-Walking?
Toe walking describes walking on the balls of the feet, without the heels touching the ground. It is not uncommon as young children learning to walk confidently experiment with walking styles, but it should not persist for long periods. Here at The Podiatrist, we many children every year that do continue to walk on their toes for longer than what we’d consider as ‘typical’. So today, we’re sharing what toe-walking means, why kids do it, and what you should do if your child is regularly walking on their toes.
Why Do Our Feet Swell?
Why Do Our Feet Swell?
Our feet are complex structures, made up of 28 bones, 30 joints and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. When they swell, the regular function of these tissues can be affected, so it’s important to understand what’s causing the swelling. Today, we’re sharing the most common reasons for swollen feet we see in clinic and what you can do to help.
Introducing: Our NEW Squat Assessments
Introducing: Our NEW Squat Assessments
It’s been a couple of years in the making, but we’re excited to announce that thanks to the initiative and hard work of our Senior Podiatrist, Sam Johnston, our Squat Assessments are now available!
Buying New Work Boots For Tradies
Buying New Work Boots For Tradies
Think long shifts are hard? Try doing it in unsupportive work boots that aren’t the right fit for your feet! With Tradie Health Month in full swing and with us already sharing about why your legs ache and why you’re getting corns, calluses and cracked heels, we thought we’d guide you through buying the right work boots for your feet.
I’m A Tradie - Why Do I Have Corns, Calluses & Cracked Heels?
I’m A Tradie - Why Do I Have Corns, Calluses & Cracked Heels?
If you work hard on your feet all day only to have painful bumps and lumps develop, then we absolutely understand. It can feel like corns and calluses can come out of nowhere. Sometimes, you may feel them developing, but then they suddenly switch from not causing you any pain to causing immense pain with every step.
I’m A Tradie - Why Are My Feet So Tired At The End Of The Day?
I’m A Tradie - Why Are My Feet So Tired At The End Of The Day?
August is Tradies Health Month here in Australia - so we thought we’d help our tradies by sharing our insights in a three-part blog series about:

 

  • Why your feet get so tired at the end of the day (and what you should do)
  • Why you have calluses, corns and cracked heels (and what you can do about them), and
  • Buying new work boots - what to look for
So without further delay…
We Have Your Permanent Solution For Ingrown Toenails
We Have Your Permanent Solution For Ingrown Toenails
If you’ve felt that sharp, throbbing pain from an ingrown toenail a couple of times now, then this is for you. Today we’ll be sharing a common scenario we see in our clinic (this might be you!) and how we work to alleviate your pain - with the goal of stopping your ingrown toenail coming back once and for all.
Our expert team will get you out of pain and back to doing the things you love.