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Heel pain is a common complaint that we see in children and adolescents, especially those who participate in sports and activities that require a lot of heel involvement. The most common cause of heel pain in the younger population is calcaneal apophysitis (also known as Sever disease). Other conditions such as contusions and fractures can also be the cause of heel pain in your child. Heel pain can often interfere...

Whether it’s a new job, moving locations, an injury or something else it is so easy to slip out of your running regime. A thought that has often crossed my mind and I’m sure many others is “I need to start running again”. Then we forget that its been a while since we last went for a run and go straight back out there and punch out 5 kilometres....

There is nothing worse than finding a new pair of running shoes that are really suitable for your feet, only to find that they are too loose or tight just in one area. Having grown up with very wide feet myself, I often struggled with this until I discovered simple changes you can make to your shoe laces to accommodate for differing foot types. The three most common issues I...

What are shin splints and what causes them?  Shin splints have been documented to be one of the most common lower leg injuries in runners and athletes of high impact sports i.e. sprinting and football. As the name suggests, this condition is defined by pain and/or tenderness along the postero-medial (towards the back and inside edge) of the tibia. Shin splints are distinct condition from other common running related injuries,...

Achilles tendinopathy is one of the most common overuse injuries that occurs globally. In 1998, Hakan Alfredson developed a specialised progressive exercise program that is commonly used today among health practitioners. This protocol uses the concept of eccentric loading of the Achilles tendon, which aims to improve its ability to withstand forces and stress. There is increasing evidence that this concept produces favourable outcomes for patients compared with other types of...