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A row of ballet dancers en pointe

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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When Do Children Need a Podiatrist?

Children’s Podiatry – Caring for Kid’s Feet Children should be free to run, jump, and play. That’s exactly what we at Dynamic Podiatry want your children to do, but sometimes foot or leg pain gets in the way. All types of pain in children need to be investigated as it’s not their normal state. Usually …

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Why Do We Need The Intrinsic Muscles of the Foot? [Guide 2019]

The Intrinsic Foot Muscles You may never have heard of the intrinsic muscles of the foot, but these little fellows are helping you to stay upright every time you stand, walk, or run. The extrinsic muscles on the other hand are much better known, they include the calf muscles (soleus and gastrocnemius) and Tibialis Anterior, …

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Footy boots are important to get right

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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A confident looking woman is running on the Beach with the sun setting over the water

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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Someone's feet wearing a pair of low cut Injinji toe socks. Other pairs surround them.

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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A lady goin for a run early in the morning listening to her headphones

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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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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An elderly man and woman are walking through the country side holding hands

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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