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Podiatrists and Children with ASD

What is ASD? Here is what Qld Health has to say in definition of ASD in Children on their website:  https://www.childrens.health.qld.gov.au/referral-guideline-autism-spectrum-disorder/ “Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a collective term for the neurodevelopmental disorders previously known as autistic disorder, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), and Asperger syndrome. These conditions cause challenges with communication, social interaction, …

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Arthritis in The Foot

What is Arthritis in The Foot? The word arthritis is a word with Latin roots. “Arthro” means “of the joint,” and “itis” means “inflammation.” So it makes sense that arthritis is the name of the condition that affects the joints, causing pain and inflammation. Another important factor of arthritis is that it results in permanent …

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Running Shoes – When To Replace Them? [Guide 2022]

You Need to Replace Running Shoes Regularly To learn more about  Achilles tendon injuries read our blog post here, or plantar fasciitis read more here. Most people wait far too long before replace running shoes and risk overuse injuries as a result. Generally running shoes should last between 400 and 800 kilometres (or 250 to 500 miles), although …

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Achilles Tendinitis Prevention & Treatment [Updated 2022]

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.  In this article I will discuss:  Why do Achilles Tendons get injured?  The Types of Achilles Tendinitis (Tendinopathy),  The Multi-Factorial Nature of Achilles Injuries,  How …

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