PRECISION HEALTH BLOG

Diabetes and Foot Care

Why a Podiatrist is so important

 

It is currently estimated that around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes. This makes it one of the largest challenges faced by our health system. On a personal level it can be just as challenging. Diabetes can cause all sorts of related ...

Orthotics

Custom Made vs Off the Shelf

 

 

Lots of our patients ask us about the need for custom made orthotics. Are they really necessary? What about the off the shelf version – aren’t they just as good? The custom made ones are so expensive. We get it. Custom made orth ...

Are Chilblains the bane of your existence?

 

What are chilblains?

Chilblains are small, itchy reddish purple patches, like blisters, on the skin, which can be very painful. Generally, they occur on the extremities – toes, fingers, even ears and noses. When more severe, these patches can swell and so ...

Have you lost your groove?

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

 

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome sounds pretty scary. In fact, it is one of the most common knee complaints – up to 25% of the population will suffer from it at onetime or another. Sometimes called Runners Knee, and even Theatre Knee, you don’t ne ...

Give me 1 Good Reason

 

It’s hard to believe, but this is our 100th blog post! We originally started the blog posts to provide our patients and the wider community with information and knowledge on conditions and treatments related to the services we offer. Sometimes we stray into lifestyle and ...

Peripheral Neuropathy

 

We have talked in the past about the the central nervous system in  “You’ve got a Nerve”. In that blog we touched briefly on the Autonomic and Peripheral Nervous Systems. Sometimes, one or more of the nerves in the Peripheral Nervous S ...

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

 

We’ve all seen those people who can touch their forearm with their thumb, or bend their fingers right back. People often call this ‘double jointed’. But what it is, in fact, is hypermobility.

 

What is Hypermobility?

Hypermobility can a ...

Be prepared

 

Your first visit to a Chiropractor or Podiatrist can be a little daunting. You don’t know what to expect, and that can make you anxious and unsure. Especially if you have heard horror stories from ‘well meaning’ friends or relatives. But there are some things you can do to prepare ...

You are only as old as your feet!

 

Our feet take a bit of a pounding over the course of our lifetime. Carrying all our weight, walking, running, jumping, wrapped up in socks and shoes, hopping over hot sand. We really ask a lot of them. And as we get older, some of that wear and tear – not to mention general aging - ...

Hallux Abducto Valgus

 

No, it’s not a spell from Harry Potter, but a very painful curse!

 

Hallux Abducto Valgus – more commonly known as Bunions - not only look painful, they are painful.  Why is it that some people get them, and others don’t?  And what causes them ...