Australian Physical Therapists Conquer Base of Mount Everest

17 January 2018 - posted by Jeremy & Jo Duggan
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How can I prevent blisters on my feet?

30 November 2017 - posted by Formthotics HQ
I rritating and troublesome, blisters are not a joy for anyone. If you are a runner, work on your feet all day, or walk a lot,  it is never fun to have a blister develop. So why do these painful bumps develop and how can they be prevented?  How do you best care for blisters properly before they are extremely painful and debilitating?  It's important to always be treating your feet with the best care, so we want to address this painful issue to help with understanding why blisters occur and actions to take to prevent these painful blisters on my feet.

Why do blisters occur?

Blisters are mainly caused by friction, usually your shoes or socks rubbing against your skin. Anything that intensifies rubbing can start a blister, including a faster pace walking, hiking, or running; poor-fitting shoes; poorly fastened footwear (not doing up laces correctly); and the fabric and texture of your sock. Friction can also be intensified by heat and moisture making your feet swell inside those socks and shoes. (1)

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Shin Splints - Here's Help to Overcome!

12 August 2017 - posted by Jeremy & Jo Duggan

The first time I ran a half marathon was in 2015 when my husband convinced me to join him with his upbeat attitude and his ability to sell ice to Eskimos chat about how amazing running a half marathon is. It was the Melbourne Marathon that ended inside the M.C.G. and I was pumped!

Jeremy and Joanna Duggan, Australian Physiotherapists 

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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?”

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Putting Formthotics™ to the test: Dave Murphy – a walking journey through the Appalachian trail

17 June 2014 - posted by Formthotics HQ

Dave Murphy is walking the Appalachian trail over 4.5 months, walking approximately 40 kilometers per day and reaching a total of approximately 3500 kilometers. Known as the ‘grandfather of long distance trails’, the walk travels through 14 states across America. Dave started his walk in March at Springer mountain, Georgia, and will finish in Mt Katahdin, Maine in the middle of July 2014.

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How long do running shoes last?

01 August 2011 - posted by Formthotics HQ
How long do running shoes last?

Many people wonder how long their running shoes will last and when to get new running shoes. We have put together a few points to help you see if you need to replace your running shoes.

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Orthotics to treat corns and calluses

08 July 2011 - posted by Formthotics HQ
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One of the most common foot problems are calluses and corns. These are not always painful, though they are often annoying and unsightly. Fortunately, it’s fairly easy to treat, however it is a little trickier to stop them from developing in the first place. 

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Do orthotics help with chronic ankle instability?

02 April 2011 - posted by Formthotics HQ
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What is chronic ankle instability?

Chronic ankle instability is when the ankle often “gives”, causing the foot to roll outward. Typically, this instability occurs when running or walking especially on uneven terrain, though it can also occur standing still. 

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How to choose a sports orthotic

31 March 2011 - posted by Formthotics HQ

FS Run Dual Red Blue 3 zoomShoe orthotics are inserts that you slip into your shoe in order to correct or prevent a medical problem. About 75% of people will experience some sort of foot, leg or back problem in their lifetimes, and orthotics are used to treat many of these common problems.

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