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FISIOCREM ~ What is it?

Fisiocrem is a topical pain relief gel that you can rub into your skin to temporarily ease muscular aches. Used on muscle and joint injuries such as muscle tears and sprains such as ankle sprains. So it’s used like you would use deep heat, tiger balm and the like. You get no yucky residue on […]

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS AND ITS EFFECT ON YOUR FEET

Rheumatoid Arthritis and its effect on your Feet Is an autoimmune condition which causes inflammation in the joints of the hands and feet. In the feet this may lead to: Joint pain and reduced range of motion Bunions Shifting of the digits Overall changes in the foot structure Contraction of tendons Rheumatoid nodules Callous formation […]

SPORTS SHOES

Sports shoes Every sport is different and will require appropriate footwear during activity. Shoes provide protection, and support. What to consider when purchasing sports shoes: The terrain i.e. indoor court Movements within the sport Is extra cushioning required? Do you have orthotics or braces that the shoe will need to accommodate? Weight of the shoe […]

MARATHON RECOVERY

Recovery from any sporting event is critical to injury prevention and must be a component that should be planned into your training program. The main basic steps to follow in the first few days:  On the day:  Keep warm. Your body will cool down rapidly which is stressful to your cells, so have tracksuit pants […]

BALANCE ISSUES

Balance Issues In the body, there are many components that come together to create a stable sense of balance. One of these components is proprioception, it is the sense of knowing where you are in space. An example of this is knowing where your hand is, even if your eyes are closed.  This assists the […]

PROMPT EVALUATION AND TREATMENT WILL FACILITATE LONG LASTING BENEFITS

Prompt evaluation and treatment will facilitate long lasting benefits ‘Prevention is better than a cure’ When it comes to your health, the best outcomes are always achieved by being assessed early and undergoing appropriate treatment. This decreases the risk of the condition intensifying and allows the healing process to start. Having an evaluation promptly will […]

WARTS

WARTS Plantar warts or verrucae are caused by papillomavirus group (HPV). They are very contagious and enter the layers of the skin by a entry portal such as a break in the skin. Presentation: Skin lines or ‘fingerprint pattern’ moves around the lesion May have multiple centres The core may have bruising or haemorrhages at […]

FIT FEET FOR A BETTER YOU!

Take the first steps to get back on track The human foot is a marvel of biomechanical engineering that most of us take for granted until the system fails or breaks down. The average person will walk the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime, which is a long time on your feet. […]