This week we welcomed our newest podiatrist to the clinic, Diana blunden who started on monday. Diana is a genuine and gentle person who brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience to the clinic.
Diana's specialities include general podiatry, paliative foot care, biomechanics, orthotic manufacture and fabrication, podopaedicatrics (children's podiatry) and diabetic foot care.
Diana Bluden will be operating between our Magill and Hyde Park clinic on Monday and Wednesdays. For More information or to book an appointment please call 8272 8755.
click here to find out more about Diana
Summer is nearly upon us, and the dull greys of winter are turning to bright colours of the summer. The good news is that your feet can still receive the great support in summer you are used to during the winter. Stick-on Orthotics (which we are in love with), Orthaheel thongs, and fashion orthotics will all help give you the support you need during the summer months without sacrificing fashion. We stock all styles as listed on www.thefootshop.com.au as well as the vasyli medical grade range of thongs as well.
If arch support isnt your thing, then now is the time to start your foot exercises or come in for a session of mobilisation to keep your feet in good condition.
And as for cracked heels..... well there is nothing like our signature pedi to give those heels a tidy up and touch of polish to boot. Love your feet this Summer
24/08/2011 Today started off a little bit different with the film crew from Behind The News coming to do some filming for their up coming feature on Childrens feet. In the staring role was little Emily May-Dobson, age 9 and our very own Senior Podiatrist Anna Morgan who ran through a consult for the camera's.
We'd like to thank the team at the Burside Village's "The Athletes Foot" for lending us some shoes for the shoot, and the lovely deb for rushing off to get them!
07/08/2011 After the success of last years run, we look forward to another day of our Podiatry antics at the 2011 City to Bay fun run on the 18th of September. With just over a month to go "Superfoot" has begun his training and shares with us a few tips on preparing for the day.
- Start your training early. This will give your body more time to prepare for the distance.
- Buy and test your running shoes in advance. After all, 12km is a long run in the wrong shoes.
- Trial your blister preparations in advance and work to prevent them where possible.
- Dont over do it. Train slowly and dont push your self too far over your own limit or you may end up with an overuse injury such as Achilles tendinitis.
26/07/2011 This month announced the introduction of prescribing rights for Podiatrists in South Australia. However it hasn't come easily and has a number of provisos attached to make sure that those podiatrists who will gain the right to prescribe are set at the highest standard. These standards mean that nearly all podiatrists will be required to do more study. This is only one of the requirements, and in our opinion, the most important, as it means that our South Australian practitioners are up to date and ready to provide the highest level of care that is required with such a responsibility. Even our Senior Podiatrist, who has already studied a full year of pharmacology at university, will be required to do an additional subject- in short, it means we're going back to uni!
With Adelaide's coldest night in 3 year, our feet are at a great risk of chilblains than they have been for some time.
Chilblains are an inflammatory response in the skin that occur when the micro-circulation in the skin does not respond adequately to a change in temperature. The cold exposure damages capillary beds in the skin, which in turn can cause itchyness, redness, blisters and a burning sensation in the feet.
For tips on keeping your feet warm, click here
For more info on chilblains click here
For many of us who are diagnosed with an injury during winter, the though of applying ice as part of the RICER principal is not a pleasant thought. After all, its cold enough as it is outside without applying ice to your already cold feet.
The trouble is, there are some really good scientific reasons as to why it is suggested. I dont blame anyone who is reluctant to apply ice to their feet in winter. So we suggest the following solutions to make your life more bearable this winter:
- If it is a small area of injury, apply a wheat bag above and below the area, only keeping ice on the area that is injured.
- If the thought of ice on your feet is too much, try considering taking your shoe off the sore foot and resting it on the cold floor to cool it down.
- If your feet are naturally cold, avoid hot bath or shower water on the feet- avoiding heat on a new injury is almost as important as keeping the area cool in the first place, especially if your feet are cold already.
It may seem a little bit strange to see a fake grass company rolling into a Podiatry clinic, but gorgeous girls Podantics have something up their sleeves and cant wait to reveal there new sports room later in 2011.
I know corns can be painful, but here is an example of how painful they must get!
There was an old rabbit shooter who used to live in the Adelaide hills in the early 1960's in a small country town. He developed a rather large and no doubt, a rather painful corn on the bottom of his foot. Driven mad with the pain and with the frustration of not knowing what to do, he did what any other true blue rabbit shooter would do when faced with a problem. He pointed a gun at it! "Well it worked a treat" he said. "Got rid of the corn for good! The only problems is it blew me bloody foot off!"
Oh, and before you rabbit shooters get any ideas- we now have much safer ways to get rid of Corns.
Thank God for Podiatrist's!
We are pround to announce that Anna Morgan will be doing the key note speech on behalf of Podantics Podiatry at the Allied Health Network on Tuesday night and encourages others to come along. "Tendonitis vs Tendonosis; diagnosis, treatment, and rehab" Glam Adelaide likes it & is helping us promote it!