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Limb Length Difference
Meet Nadia 36-year-old femaleWants to be more active but is limited by painHas 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 severe as
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Treating Tibial Torsion
Meet Hailey 9 years oldBallet dancerSever’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 limitsThe left hip was very tight
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Foot Hip and Leg Pain
Meet Jack 14 years oldPlays rep basketball and footballNo 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 gait, muscle
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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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bunions
The foot problem that people tend to be embarrassed about: Bunions. They are more common than you think, and you do not have to be shy about it. However, understanding this condition will definitely allow you to control the fate of your bunion! Bunion is an overgrown bone? Often described as a bump on the side of the big toe, bunions, are also known as Hallux Valgus or Hallux abducto valgus amongst health professionals. They
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Growing Pains in Children
What about growing pains? We don’t recommend ignoring what might appear to be growing pains in children. These often occur as leg aches at night and can occur monthly or as frequently as a couple of times per week. In severe cases children will cry at night and rub their legs. They can occur more frequently after an active day and can be a sign that there is extra strain on that area of the
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Achilles Tendonitis
Achilles Tendonitis & Achilles Tendinopathy  One of the challenges we face when someone presents to us with Achilles heel pain problems is they received treatment for Achilles Tendonitis when they have Tendonoses or Achilles Tendinopathy. First, the correct diagnoses needs to be made.  Second, the cause needs to be found.  Third, the correct treatment needs to be prescribed. Achilles Tendon Inflammation vs. Degeneration The term Achilles tendonitis should be used to refer to inflammation of the Achilles tendon.
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