Top 10 Training Tips for Toowoomba’s Peak2Park - Part 1!
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
Case Study: Treating A Stubborn Fungal Nail Infection Using Cold Laser
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.
Our secret formula for getting RELIEF from plantar fasciitis heel pain!
We first met Debbie just over 12 months ago, when she came in looking for a way
to fix her fungal toenail infection. Debbie first noticed the yellow/white patch on her right big toenail over three years ago, after removing nail polish that she had applied at a nail salon.
Beautiful, healthy looking nails in one appointment? You’ve got it!
Have you got pain at the bottom of your heels that is worst first thing in the morning? Have you tried rolling your feet over ice bottles and tennis balls but the pain is still there? Have you been putting up with the pain and aches for months without relief? Are you worried the pain might be getting worse? Do you want to know how our podiatrists that specialize in heel pain help our patients finally get rid of their heel pain once and for all?
Then this is exactly for you.
We’re all about innovation, delivering world-class services, and going above and beyond to deliver the best results for our patients here at The Podiatrist. That’s why very excited to have a new product on trial and what it can offer you. Without further adieu, let us introduce you to…
Five Things You Didn’t Know Podiatrists Can Help You With
Fun & active activities for the last week of the school holidays here in Toowoomba!
“You can help me with THAT?” and “You do THAT too?” are phrases we hear very often as Podiatrists. This is usually by patients that have only experienced Podiatry as trimming toenails, as told by their grandparents or family member. The truth is that that sort of nail care is only a very small fraction of what we do here at The Podiatrist. We thought we’d fill you in (and likely surprise you if you haven’t been to our clinic before) with FIVE things we can help you with other than your nails that you may not even know!
Congratulations! You’ve successfully made it through the first week of your kids being on holiday. Now we’re into week two and if the activity ideas are starting to running out, then this is for you! We thought we’d put together a few fun ideas for the last week of the school holidays that’ll guarantee a lot of fun and a lot of energy used!
What could be causing your heel pain?
Heel pain sucks. Yep, we said it, and unfortunately, we hear things a lot worse about their heel pain from our patients every day. Heel pain, and foot pain generally, is one of those frustrating problems where all of a sudden you realised how much you’ve taken walking around pain-free for granted for your entire life. And it’s true - it’s a debilitating injury that impacts your whole day and ability to not just do the things you love, but just complete your everyday tasks and chores.
Bunions: How to stop those frustrating bumps on the sides of your feet from getting worse!
You may have been noticing those bony bumps developing on the sides of your big toes for a while now. You may be feeling somewhat frustrated that it’s now become more difficult for you to fit into your shoes, especially ones that are narrower around the toes. You may be getting some redness, blister, corns or pain on the sides of your toes at the bunions. Whether you’ve felt one or all of these symptoms, we understand! These bumps have developed and you just want them gone. Let us explain exactly what’s going on and how you’ve ended up with bunions.
Do you feel more wobbly or unstable on your feet?
If you’ve ever felt unsteady walking over uneven ground, weakness in your ankles, like you roll your ankles more often than others, like your feet ankles get a lot more tired and achy when you’re not wearing supportive shoes? Then this blog is exactly for you.
Lunula Laser - Bringing World Class Facilities to Toowoomba
Here at The Podiatrist, fungal nail infections (onychomycosis) are a common problem that patients come seeking advice and treatment for. People are generally concerned that it makes their feet look ‘ugly’ or ‘unhealthy’, and tend to get embarrassed about it. This causes many people to either cover up their feet with shoes or apply nail paint, both of which will encourage the infection to thrive.
Along with the excitement of the game, come the injuries. At times, we see the effects of injury on the court. We may also notice a marked absence of our favourite players, both at the Australian Open and in tournaments around the world. Injuries affect tennis pros, casual weekend players or learners alike. One of the best ways of preventing injuries is knowing your risks. So we’ve compiled our top 5 tennis injuries, so you know what to look out for - and tips on how to decrease the risk of injury!