Entries by Taff

FOOTWEAR FOR CHILDREN

One of the most commonly asked questions in our monthly paediatric clinic is around what footwear is most appropriate for children. Before offering our advice, we like to point out that the brand doesn’t matter – what is more important, and more cost effective for you, is to be equipped with what to look for […]

BEST THONGS

We all need some flip flops to cruise around in during the upcoming summer months – so now is the time to talk all things thongs!  Generally, we recommend a sandal over a non-supportive, flat thong. But if you need a throw on pair – here’s some advice we recommend:  Ideally something with a small […]

TOP 5 TIPS FOR BEGINNER RUNNERS

People are not ‘born runners’ – if you have an urge to start running and to chase that ‘runners high’ – start ASAP before the urge to start goes! People often ignore it and think I’ll never be a runner’. This is not true! With patience, and a slow, steady approach, you will get there […]

MEDIAL TIBIAL STRESS SYNDROME – aka ‘Shin Splints’

MTSS is one of the most common exercise induced, overuse leg problems. It is associated with poor shock absorption which results in excessive load through the tibia (shin bone) causing pain and inflammation. Overuse of the muscles in the calf are thought to be a big causative factor of the pathology. Excessive foot collapse or […]

ARE YOUR FEET SUMMER READY?

We all look forward to warm summer days and having our toes in the sand! Here are just a few things to keep at the front of your mind to ensure that when it comes to achieving your new year’s resolutions, (which we can all admit isn’t all that far away), we can! Toenails and […]