Although junior players only spend a couple of hours a week wearing football boots, it’s still super important to protect their feet, ankles, legs and hips from growth related injuries, so we can keep them out on the field enjoying the game they love!
WITH BSP PODIATRISTS NICKI QUIGLEY & ANNA BEETHAM
Are you training for an upcoming running event? Here are our top 4 tips for avoiding injuries!
Follow these tips before embarking on a training program, and you will find it much easier to get to the start line!
At Bayside Sports Podiatry, we can assess your strength, movement, running gait, footwear, and training program. Based on our assessment and gait analysis, we can identify whether changes are necessary, and will liaise closely with other health professionals or footwear retailers, if required.
A Guide to different types of footwear
WITH BSP PODIATRIST JULIA OPPEDISANO
With so many athletic footwear options to choose from,we know the task of purchasing new shoes for activity can indeed seem quite daunting! Incorrect footwear can cause problems, so knowing the basics is a good idea. Footwear technology and knowledge is constantly evolving. Latest research tells us that if you try on a few pairs of shoes, the most comfortable one you try will usually be the best one for you, so listen to your feet as well as advice from your Podiatrist!
WITH BSP PODIATRIST ANNA BEETHAM
In the 11 years of my volunteer role at Podiatry Coordinator for the Oxfam Trailwalker 100km event, I can with certainty say that I have seen it all and the feet that survive are the ones that are prepared well, looked after and have put the kms in.
Many people who embark on the challenge of a long distance charity event such as the Oxfam Trailwalker believe that because they can walk around the tan a couple of times that a 100km will be a bit hard, but easily doable but in fact walking for up to 48 hours is no easy feat and the need to train for this is imperative along with preparing your feet for the long road ahead.
Talking all things ‘Bunions’ with Sophie Jennings
As Podiatrists we play an important role in the early diagnosis and management of patients who may be at risk of developing bunions, or those who have already developed a bunion (also known as Hallux Valgus, Hallux Abducto Valgus or HAV). We are also equipped with the knowledge to identify those who are less likely respond to conservative management, and therefore require referral.