Comparing Fungal Nail Treatments - Which is the Best?
Lunula Laser - Before & 6 Months After
Fungal nail infections have been a serious problem for people worldwide, with up to 25% of people affected at any one time. This high prevalence is contributed to by the easy spread of foot fungus through shared floors and surfaces, as well as the low efficacy and success rate of many available antifungal treatments.
Having patients come in for their follow-up appointments after having their Lunula Laser treatments are a real pleasure as a podiatrist. We get to see patients that were originally embarrassed and unhappy about the state of their toenails grow confidence and happiness with their feet with every appointment.
Lunula Laser is the BEST Treatment for Fungal Nail Infections on the Market. Here’s Why!
The last year has seen us grow with excitement as we’ve watched countless patients develop clear, healthy nails after using the innovative Lunula laser. We’ve got to admit - it’s pretty awesome to see a condition that was previously VERY difficult to successfully treat, now become very simple to treat and for the process to appear, at least to the naked eye, very easy and simple too.
Tips for recovering well after your running or walking event!
You trained for weeks and months to participate in your race or event and all of the hard work has paid off! You’ve done it. It’s an amazing effort and as podiatrists we’re constantly inspired by all of those that commit to these events, whether they’re for a personal goal, a charity fundraiser, or just for fun! We saw a lot of this in the recent Peak 2 Park Toowoomba and are stoked with the outcome.
Running - Related Gym Sessions Are HERE!
We’re excited to announce the start of our running-related gym sessions that we have co-created with Ben Loxley from Complete Body Health and Fitness!
Your Peak2Park Training Tips
Toowoomba’s Peak2Park is only weeks away and we couldn’t be more excited! It’s a great way to get active, step up to your fitness goals, meet new people and raise money for local charities. Many of us competing will be increasing their training distances this week, so we thought we’d share some last minute training tips to see you through to the big day on Sunday March 4th, 2018.
Foot Pain at Work - We Can Help!
For those of us working, we all want to perform our best at work, take control of our careers and make 2018 the best year yet. Unfortunately and all too commonly, barriers such as fatigue, headaches and lack of sleep can get in the way. There’s another common barrier that is often overlooked but can stop us in our tracks, literally. It’s foot pain!
Healing a Difficult Leg Ulcer Using Bodyflow
With fantastic results in quickly and effectively managing a difficult non-healing leg ulcer in an elderly, high-risk patient, we’re excited to share our results so that others struggling with this issue can experience the results for themselves.
Why You Need to Start the Year by Getting Your Feet Checked
It’s 2018, and you’ve got some exciting plans ahead. It’s going to be your best year yet , and you’ve got some resolutions that you’re going to nail. Like many of us, at least one of your resolutions may revolve around health, fitness and well-being. But what about the very things that’ll enable you to carry out these resolutions and get you to everywhere you need to go along the way? That’s right, we’re talking about your feet.
Intense Pain at the Back of the Leg? You Might Have Tennis Leg!
With the Australian Open in full swing, there’s no doubt that many of us will feel encouraged to get out our rackets and hit the court. Alongside the fun nature of tennis come the high-impact forces on the muscles and joints that can cause serious injury and pain. One of these injuries is commonly referred to as Tennis Leg- but what is it and what are the signs? The Podiatrist talks Tennis Leg!
13 Years Old with Ankle Pain: Meet James
James is 13 years old, very active and participates in a wide range of sporting activities at school, his favourite being basketball.
Kelly’s Experience with Runner’s Knee
Kelly is 31 and and last summer she decided it was finally time to get fit, start leading a healthier lifestyle and feel great. She joined the gym and for the first time in years, began running.
Pieter Van Der Kooij – Podiatrist
Pieter Van Der Kooij graduated as a Podiatrist in 2007 and realised he had a passion for biomechanics and how the body moves. He then graduated as a Physiotherapist in 2012 and has been combining both degrees to optimise rehabilitation in acute and chronic settings.
3 Tips To Stay At Your Best This Holiday Season!
The Queensland summer is upon us! As the Christmas lights start to appear, along with the 5am sunrises, it feels like there is only one thing missing? The warmth! Having moved from interstate, Queensland is unique as the morning state compared to the late evening running and sports groups in Victoria and New South Wales for example due to daylight savings.
Nick's Pain at his Big Toe is called Sesamoiditis
We first met Nick in February 2017. He is a 31 years old, works as an accountant, is healthy and active - at least he wanted to be! Nick came in with pain at the ball of his left big toe that had been persisting for over a month. He described the pain as coming and going on different days but being particularly worse during exercise.
This is Caleb - He Has Sever’s Heel Pain
Caleb is a healthy and happy 10 year old boy that loves playing footy. He was practicing almost every day leading up to the new season this year. At the start of the season, Caleb was barely able to finish a game without intense pain at his heel, sometimes limping off the field. Caleb was upset and frustrated that he couldn't run and play with his friends.
Run to Get Fit or Get Fit to Run?
For lots of people, the idea that they will start running for exercise is a simple choice. Put some shoes on, do some stretches and off you go. Unfortunately reality hits home pretty quickly because if you haven't maintained a good level of fitness, weight and muscle tone over the preceding years, those first 5 kilometres will suck.
Jumper’s Knee: Is Patellar Tendinopathy the Cause of Your Knee Pain?
If you or any of your family members have ever experienced any problems with your knees, then you’ll know how frustrating it is.
Running Injuries - Have You Got Runner’s Knee?
Easy Tips To Improve Your Foot Health Today!
Recently, we talked about Jumper’s Knee
, because knee pain is both a serious and a commonly occurring issue that can have a massive impact on a person’s life.
Our feet are a foundation of the body - they keep us moving and able to do the things we need (and want!) to do. Foot pain, or injury, can then have a devastating impact on our day-to-day lives, meaning maintaining good foot health is more important than ever. Our fantastic Podiatrist, Jays, has put together a list of simple things you can start doing today to help improve your foot health!
Gout and Your Feet - What You Should Know!
If you have gout or know someone that does, you’ll know how excruciatingly painful it can get when you have an ‘attack’ or ‘flare up’ of gout. Gout is a type of arthritis and this can often be confused with the ‘wear and tear’ arthritis we often see - Osteoarthritis. The mechanism of action is actually very different - as are the symptoms and treatment. So we at The Podiatrist thought we’d share a bit of our knowledge on Gout!
If You’ve Noticed That We’re Not Your Average Podiatry Clinic - You’re Absolutely Right
At The Podiatrist, you may have noticed when you come into our clinic at the Range Health centre in Toowoomba, that something feels different. You may not be able to quite put your finger on it at first, but from the Podiatrists to the admin staff, perhaps you see that everyone has a genuine smile on their face. They’re happy. They’re friendly. There’s nothing untoward or unfamiliar. Everyone seems helpful - they help the patients, the help each other. The warm space is light and bright. It’s welcoming. You can relax. Quite a lovely atmosphere, isn’t it?
Diabetes & Foot Health Checks: Why They are a Necessity
October is foot health month! Feet are often stigmatised or plainly neglected, however if your feet aren't in an optimal condition, your quality of life can be greatly affected. Imagine not being able to do or go wherever you’d like! With over one million Australians diagnosed with Diabetes, and hundreds of thousands living undiagnosed, I thought I’d share on the effects that Diabetes has on the feet including the risks of foot complications that can develop without you even realising.
Capsulitis: Is This the Cause of the Pain at the Ball of Your Foot?
As a Podiatrist, it’s not uncommon to get asked by friends and family about foot pain - even over dinner! This happened again not too long ago with a friend of mine, Peter, and I thought I’d share this story as I believe his misdiagnosis of Capsulitis could be a fairly common occurrence.
Footwear - How Important Is It Really? Part Two
Following on from Part One “Does the recommendation to wear good, supportive footwear apply to me?”, here is everything you need to know about what good and supportive footwear really is!