Darren Barclay

Darren is a qualified podiatrist and sports science graduate. Darren has a special interest in sports medicine, in particular running related injuries. Previous work in private practice in Australia has enhanced Darren's clinical skills in musculoskeletal rehabilitation, injury prevention and gait retraining. Darren translates this into a special interest to help people maximise their physical activity and quality of life - regardless of whether you are an elite athlete or social player. Previous experience working with Australian Olympic athletes and professional basketball teams, means that Darren combines the latest evidence to your treatment plans to ensure that you can get back to your best as quick as possible.

Recent Posts

Reducing your risk of a running related injury this year

13 January 2017 - posted by Darren Barclay

Now that the warmer months are approaching, it’s not uncommon for people to either start running or increase their weekly running volume and/or frequency. It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced runner looking for the ‘runners high’ or a beginner looking for a healthier lifestyle, there are a few tricks to reducing your risk of getting a running related injury (RRI).

Read the full story

Does using orthotics make your feet weak?

20 September 2016 - posted by Darren Barclay

A question that a podiatrist will often be asked when suggesting to patients that orthotic therapy will help alleviate their musculoskeletal (MSK) pain and discomfort, is “Will the orthotics make my feet weak?”

Read the full story

Heel Pain in Children; Could it be Sever's Disease?

16 September 2016 - posted by Darren Barclay

Sever's disease blog article

There are a number of causes of heel pain in the young athletic population with the most common being calcaneal apophysitis (also known as Sever’s disease or Sever’s type pain). Sever first reported calcaneal apophysitis in 1912 as an inflammation of the apophysis, causing discomfort to the heel, mild swelling and difficulty walking in growing children.

Read the full story

Recent Posts