Entries by Taff

PREGNANCY AND YOUR FEET

Production of hormones during pregnancy have enormous effects on your feet. The most significant change to feet during pregnancy is relaxation of ligaments which may cause ankle and foot instability and bit you at a greater injury risk ·Weight gain which is an obvious expectation during pregnancy puts a greater load through feet and lower […]

INGROWN NAIL SURGERY

Nail surgery is a common procedure performed by most podiatrists to effectively treat an ingrown toenail: a nail that has pierced (or is pressing against) the adjacent skin of the toe causing pain and inflammation and sometimes infection. Conditions this service treats Surgery may be required when an ingrown toenail repeatedly gets infected, is continually […]

STAYING POSITIVE DURING COVID-19

Positive thinking has helped humans overcome so much adversity. Norman Vincent Peale described this phenomenon in 1952 in his well-known book, The Power of Positive Thinking. Since that time, numerous research studies have validated his hypothesis that positive thinking leads to positive outcomes. Being successful while living through this pandemic will require positive thinking. On […]

EXPERIENCING PAIN IN YOUR ANKLES, KNEES OR HIPS? 

EXPERIENCING PAIN IN YOUR ANKLES, KNEES OR HIPS? At Total Care Podiatry the podiatrist will ascertain what dysfunction is occurring in your feet, how this is interacting with the muscles in your back, pelvis and legs and will see what areas in your lifestyle may be placing you at risk of continuing the injury. We […]

BEST SHOES FOR NURSES

Nurses have a higher incidence of lower limb musculoskeletal complaints compared to other occupations. Working on hard surfaces for long hours coupled with shift work are some of the contributing factors, however, footwear is a modifiable risk factor to reduce the incidence of injury in nurses. We recommend nurses change their footwear every 6 months […]

MEET RACHEL VALE – TOTAL CARE PODIATRY’S NEWEST TEAM MEMBER

We’re excited to welcome Rachel Vale to our team at Total Care Podiatry. Rachel has had a lifelong passion for podiatry with interest in biomechanics, general foot care and nail surgeries. She enjoys working in paediatrics and strives to create tailored treatment plans for her patients. Growing up in Geelong, Rachel has always had an […]

TELEHEALTH – WHO IS IT FOR?

TeleHealth Total Care Podiatry now has two ‘TELEHEALTH’ options if you are unable to leave your home: As a community service at this time we have made available three Complimentary TeleHealth Advice sessions per week. This service is about 10 minutes to answer general questions and provide you with advice. It is particularly good if […]

DID YOU KNOW WE PROVIDE SAME DAY ORTHOTICS?

Is exercise ⛹️‍♀️ hurting your feet? Walking is great exercise but sometimes your feet don’t appreciate it. If you need orthotics, prescription is everything. A pair of off the shelf insoles are just not going to cut it. Total Care Custom Orthotics are designed and prescribed specifically for you to improve the function of your feet and […]

WALKING SHOES

Around 400 BC the Greek Physician said “Walking is man’s best medicine” If your daily exercise now involves walking you should be comfortable! Here are some of our common tips and tricks to find a perfect pair of walking shoes: 1)    Buy your shoes at the end of the day when your feet are more likely […]