Can orthotics improve my posture and reduce pain?

1 in 6 Australians experience some form of back pain, and these problems often lead to poorer quality of life, psychological distress, bodily pain, and disability.

Your feet are the basis for your entire foundation. They play a crucial role in how you walk and stand, affecting your gait. An incorrect gait can disrupt the alignment of your spine and result in complications with your lower back, hips, and knees.

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Preventing Common Foot Problems

Our feet and lower legs are often our first line of defence against the strains of the day. Whether commuting to work, jogging or hitting the squat rack at the gym, the frequent, repetitive stresses of daily life can contribute to developing a wide variety of common foot conditions & problems.

Mobile podiatrists can provide preventative advice or treatment for these conditions from the comfort of your own home, helping ensure that your feet can continue to carry you through your day.

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Paediatric Podiatry: How Mobile Podiatrists Can Help

Throughout a child’s formative years, it’s essential to take a proactive approach to their physical health. Early detection and intervention of physical ailments can mitigate the development of preventable conditions later in life. Unfortunately, the misconception that children will inevitably outgrow all their physical ailments is untrue. 

Paediatric podiatrists provide crucial care and management strategies for children with foot and lower leg conditions to help safeguard their future podiatric health. By managing preventable and chronic podiatric conditions early, podiatrists can help provide better health outcomes for their paediatric patients. 

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Mobile Podiatry: The Convenience of Home Visits

There are any number of reasons someone may not be able to, or may not wish to, visit a traditional podiatric clinic. No matter the reason, you should still be able to receive quality podiatric care.

This is where mobile podiatry can help. Mobile podiatrists help bridge the gap in access to care so that as many patients as possible have access to the podiatric care they need.  Continue reading “Mobile Podiatry: The Convenience of Home Visits”

The Benefits of Podiatric Care For Seniors

Our bodies experience an incredible amount of wear and tear throughout the course of our lives. Unfortunately, as we get older, our recovery slows, and the little traumas of the day can begin to build up. 

Unlike other areas of the body, our feet are under near-constant stress, supporting our weight over countless distances and getting smacked against all manner of things. For seniors, foot health is especially important as foot conditions are prevalent in this age group. Continue reading “The Benefits of Podiatric Care For Seniors”

How Should I Prepare for my Podiatrist Appointment?

Here at Grace Podiatry we understand the importance of foot health, and how difficult pain in your feet can disrupt your life and lifestyle whether you are young or in aged care. Because of this pain, you might have recently booked an appointment. So how do you prepare for this podiatrist appointment? 

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Chiropodists and Podiatrists: Understanding the Difference

The term podiatrist is a more recent replacement of the original term Chiropodist. The change was made in Australia back in 1977 mainly to avoid confusion among patients but also to implement more standardised practices that must adhere to specifically outlined health regulations. Prior to this Chiropodists were an unrestricted practice without legislation in place to protect both doctors and patients. Continue reading “Chiropodists and Podiatrists: Understanding the Difference”

Ingrown Toenails; How Do You Get Them, and What Are The Treatments?

What is an ingrown toenail

An ingrown nail is a term for when the nail on the edge of your toe breaks through the skin and causes swelling, tenderness and ingrown nail infection as the area fills up with puss. It is commonly found on the big toe. This usually results in a high amount of discomfort and tenderness on the edge of the toe, particularly when wearing tight-fitting footwear. 

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Do Podiatrists Work With Athletes?

Podiatrists are medical professionals that can help people with a range of problems affecting the foot, ankle and lower legs. They can help athletes that have sustained an acute injury (an injury that has occurred very suddenly, such as a sprained ankle) as well as to provide treatment and advice for chronic injures (injuries caused by prolonged, repetitive motions). Examples of sports injuries that a podiatrist can treat include:

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