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Accessory Bone Affecting a Young Performers Future
Meet Sean 14-year-old male Heavily involved in dramatic arts On-off periods of extreme foot pain  Middle section of both feet affected 12+ months duration Had been referred by his GP Sean came in with his dad to see our team at Melbourne Walking Clinic after experiencing extreme foot pain on and off for the last twelve months. His orthopaedic surgeon had sent him for an x-ray, which revealed an accessory navicular bone. With Sean’s young
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The Effects of Shockwave on Longstanding Achilles Pain
Meet Darryl  35-year-old male Very active Sprinter Pain in the left Achilles tendon for six months Darryl had been experiencing pain at the back of his left heel, in his Achilles tendon, for over six months. He had tried stretching his calves daily, performing calf raises and numerous other exercises he had read about online – with no success. Darryl Came To See the Team at Melbourne Walking Clinic When we met Darryl and listened
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Tear in Her Plantar Fascia
Meet Karen 47 years old No history of medical problems Sedentary job during the day An active rower and runner outside of work Tear in the left plantar fascia We first met Karen when she presented to Melbourne Walking Clinic with severe pain in the base of her left heel. The pain had been present for six weeks, since her walking holiday. Karen graded the pain an 8/10 – 10/10 on the pain scale, and
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Treating Ongoing Heel Pain in Retirement
Meet Breanna 67-year-old retiree Works at community charity op-shop Ongoing heel pain Previous hip replacement surgery Has arthritis Breanna is an optimistic and active retiree that enjoys volunteering at her local charity op-shop. Unfortunately, over the last 3 months, she has been unable to stay on her feet for long periods because of severe heel pain in her left heel. Breanna tried changing her shoes to ones with better support and found that this has
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Two-Year Pain from a Limb Length Difference
Meet Nadia 36-year-old female Wants to be more active but is limited by pain Has seen multiple health professionals and told that “her legs aren’t made for running” and to stay away from high-impact exercise Nadia came into our clinic searching for a solution to her pain that had been present for the past two years. Her pain increased when she was standing and walking, and settled with rest. It had been gradually becoming more
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Treating Tibial Torsion
Meet Hailey 9 years old Ballet dancer Sever’s condition We first met Hailey when her mother, a ballet instructor, brought her in to be assessed as she was worried that a significant tibial torsion was affecting her ballet. She was also experiencing heel pain on both feet. Assessment Findings We performed a comprehensive paediatric assessment that showed: Tibial torsion on the left foot was -10, the right foot was within normal limits The left hip
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Foot Hip and Leg Pain
Meet Jack 14 years old Plays rep basketball and football No medical conditions Jack first presented to us with his parents, seeking help for bilateral foot pain beneath his arches, with additional left-sided hip and lower back discomfort. Jack’s pain had been worsening for eight weeks and was now interfering with Jack’s ability to play for his teams without regularly hobbling off the court. Clinical Findings We completed a comprehensive biomechanical examination that assessed Jack’s
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Longstanding Pain
Just like how most of us have a slight difference in the size of our feet, many of us have a difference in the length of our legs. For 4% to 36% of us, however, our leg length difference may be big enough to affect our alignment, our bones and muscles, and cause us pain. So why does this occur and what should we be doing about it? Today, we’re talking all about leg length differences and sharing Nadia’s
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Your Annual Orthotic
If you’ve got a pair of orthotics, then you should know that you need to have them checked each year. But did you know that doing so actually saves you money, time and the potential for a great deal of pain? Yep! Here’s how and why, perfectly illustrated by our patient, Peter. Meet Peter We first met, treated and prescribed orthotics for Peter over four years ago. He was suffering from pain in his right
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Earlier this month, our team at the Melbourne Walking Clinic spent the day with The Running Company in Yarraville to learn all about the latest and greatest shoes in the market today. We love these sessions because it’s very important for us to know exactly what’s available for our patients when it comes to footwear, the features the shoes possess, and even their materials. This way, we can make confident and spot-on recommendations to our
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