Daniel Crockett

Daniel comes to Dynamic Podiatry extremely well qualified. He has degrees in Podiatry and Exercise Physiology. This puts him in a great position to assess and diagnose your biomechanics conditions and to treat them. He enjoys running and learning the guitar.

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What is a Pre-Pointe Ballet Assessment?

What is a Pre Pointe assessment? Dance schools will often assess your ability to start pointe, however it is important to have your feet medically cleared by a qualified professional to ensure that your feet are physically prepared for the demands of pointe work. Pointe is a beautiful art however it is not a normal …

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Football Boots – 10 Tips To Buying Correctly.

They Always Need New Footy Boots We all go through it, we dust off last seasons footy boots, get the kids to try them on and find out there foot has grown astronomically and they need new boots.  Football boots are often low profile (flat), lightweight and flexible which usually results in less cushioning and …

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Prevention of Achilles Injuries

Anatomy of the Achilles Tendon The Achilles tendon is one of the largest and strongest tendons in the human body, and can tolerate loads greater than our own body weight.  The Achilles tendon is a continuation of two muscles known as the ‘Calf’ muscle which is comprised of the Gastrocnemius and Soleus.  The Achilles tendon …

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Shoe Lacing – Get the Most Out of Your Runners!

Some Simple Lacing Tips To Help You Get The Most Out Of Your Runners. With shoes there are a number of different variations to tying up laces.  It’s not as simple as the bunny loop system but is now replaced by many different lacing techniques.  It is fascinating to see how a simple adjustment can …

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Hammer Toes – Causes and Treatment

What is Hammer Toe? A hammertoe is a deformity of the proximal interphalangeal joint of a toe, which causes the joint to be permanently bent down in a rigid position over time.  Hammertoe usually affects the second, third or fourth toes. Book Now What causes hammer toe? Hammertoe is often caused by wearing poorly fitting …

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Running Shoes – How Often Should You Replace Them ?

Running Shoes Need Regular Replacing Most people wait far too long before replacing their running shoes and risk overuse injuries as a result. Generally running shoes should last between 600 and 1000 kilometres, although this depends on your body weight, how often and far you run, the terrain you run on and your running style. …

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Injinji Socks – You’re Going To Love Them!

Injinji Toe Socks Injinji toe socks are rooted in the idea of lightweight socks that allow your toes to ‘Splay naturally and align properly, enabling greater stability and more comfort’ for athletic and daily use. Book online Prevent Blisters Injinji toes socks helps tackle issues that runners face and deal with them at the root. …

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How To Start Exercise – Daniel’s Best Tips

Here’s Some Advice I Often Give to My Patients: Have a Goal in Mind Do you want to enter a certain event, walking daily, or run around with the kids? Have a goal that is clear, realistic and concise. Start Low & Go Slow If you have not exercised for quite some time, do not …

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Pregnancy and Your Feet

How Does Pregnancy Affect Your Feet? Pregnancy triggers many different changes in a woman’s body.  What happens is that during pregnancy there is an increased release of a hormone within the body called relaxin. Relaxin is important in preparing the body for childbirth and is responsible for relaxing the ligaments.  However, this hormone has an affect …

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Intoeing Gait – Not Pigeon Toed!

What is Intoeing? In-toeing or ‘pigeon toes’ is very common in young children and is when a person’s feet turn inward (instead of pointing straight ahead or outward). In-toeing may not cause any problems however, in severe cases in-toeing can cause clumsiness and falls where intervention should occur. What Causes Intoeing? There are three main …

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Looking After Your Feet in Winter!

Feet in the Cooler Weather Caring for your feet is very important, especially during the cooler months. The cooler weather can present multiple challenges in maintaining foot health, with the risk of numbness and decreased circulation dramatically increasing. Check Your Feet Daily It is important to check your feet daily looking for breaks in the …

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Hiker’s Wool

What is Hikers Wool? HikersWool is made from lambs’ fleece which is soft, lanolin rich and durable. It helps with prevention of blisters and irritation spots between toes and on the soles of your feet by preventing friction from occurring. The wonder of wool wicks away moisture and perspiration allowing your feet to breathe. It …

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Injury Management

Managing Injuries in the Lower Limb Injuries to the lower limb are very common so it is important to recognise and seek early management of an injury to reduce the recovery time. After early detection of an injury, an appointment with a podiatrist will involve diagnosing the injured structures and determining the cause of injury …

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Preventing a Fall

Falls Can Change Your Life Forever Falls – The Facts   A fall is defined as having an unexpected event in which the person comes to rest on the ground.  Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospital admission in people aged 65 years and older.  At least one third of community dwelling older adults …

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Lateral Knee Pain

Later Knee Pain ITB Friction Syndrom, Biceps Femoris Tendinopathy, Joint Pain. Lateral knee pain (pain on the outside border of the knee) is most commonly the condition Illiotibial band (ITB) friction syndrome (ITBFS). The suggested cause is an increase in compression in the layer of fat and connective tissue that separate ITB from the lateral …

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Prevent Your Child From W-Sitting

Is Your Child Sitting in a W-sitting Position? W-sitting is when the pelvis is lowered to the floor between the legs, knees bent with the feet behind. There are many reasons why this sitting position should be changed. If this is the main position used then the muscle and soft tissues may tighten around this …

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Replacing Your Children’s Shoes

Replacing your children’s shoes With kids being so active and the rush to get back to school it is easy to forget to check the quality of your child’s shoes. Their feet may have grown right to the end of their shoes before replacement, or they may have worn out the integrity in the shoes. …

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Running Form – is it Important?

Why Consider Running Form? Everyone has their own running style that differs from others due to many different factors. However, there are few situations where you should actually change your running technique. A good running technique will simulate better muscle recruitment and motor patterning. This will help improve your running efficiency and reduce the risk …

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Tingling Toes – Causes and Treatment

What causes tingling toes? Have you ever experienced tingling toes? Tingling in the toes is a common condition people experience during exercise and even wearing day-to-day shoes. This tingling sensation often occurs from compression against a nerve which can be a result of tight fitting footwear or increased swelling in the foot and ankle. There …

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Plantar Warts or Verrucae

What are Plantar Warts (Verrucae)? Verrucae (warts) are the main viral infection on the foot caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV).       They are typically found under the point of highest pressure, such as the ball of the foot.                  Early on they appear as a …

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