Achilles Tendonitis in Runners

Achilles tendon pain can really hinder your running training. In this article we discuss what is Achilles tendonitis? What are the symptoms of Achilles tendonitis? How severe is Achilles tendonitis? What causes Achilles Tendonitis? How is Achilles tendonitis treat? And can you train through Achilles tendonitis?  See our Physiotherapist Dominic Simioni’s recent post on this […]

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Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)

By Steven Tran –Sydney CBD Chiropractor Getting pin and needles or burning sensation that travels down your arm? Pain that radiates into the shoulder and down the hand? You may be suffering from cervical radiculopathy. For a quick summary on cervical radiculopathy, watch the video below by Sydney CBD Osteopath Dr Abbey Davidson. What is […]

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Hypermobility: Are you Hypermobile?

What is joint hyper mobility?  Joint hypermobility simply means that you have more flexibility in some of, or all of your joints than the normal person. It is more common in young girls/ women and is generally thought of as being genetic.  Hypermobility itself isn’t a medical condition and many people don’t realise they are […]

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Shockwave Therapy; An Introduction

By Daniel Graham, Principal Podiatrist, Quay Health Sydney Shockwave Therapy was originally used to treat kidney stones almost half a century ago. Now due to the remarkable biological and therapeutic effects, it is used by registered health professionals to treat numerous soft tissue conditions. “It’s a sound wave, not an electric shock” Unlike the name […]

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How to have healthy feet this winter

Winter is officially here and there a few things that you can do to keep your feet healthy this winter! Footwear Remember to make sure that you are wearing the correct footwear. In the colder months we are usually wearing more enclosed footwear so making sure that they fit correctly in key. If your toes […]

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Custom Orthotics Vs Store Bought

Unlike store bought inserts, custom orthotics are developed professionally with a personalised fit. Often, patients experience quicker pain relief and recovery with a custom product for their unique concern. Additionally, materials and in-shoe fit can be determined within your preferred shoes. Activity levels and body mass are also  taken into account when ordering custom orthotics, […]

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Thongs – the ultimate Aussie footwear, friend or foe

We have to admit, the majority of Australian’s live in thongs for most of the year.   In Sydney’s Circular Quay you can always see a well dress professionals walking down to the ferry in thongs.  Most of us would have more than one pair.  But, is walking in them all day every day a […]

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Orthotics and High Heels, look sexy but still be comfortable

Orthotics technology has improved so much in the last few years.  No longer are they bit chunky applicances.  Quay Health’s Podiatrist Sam Towers manufacturers his own orthotics through Candence Orthotics.  He is able to produce an orthotic only 2mm think that will flex to your foot and your shoe.  Wearing an orthotic will help to […]

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High Heels, what a podiatrist really thinks…

Is wearing high heels really that bad is a question often put to Quay Health’s Podiatrist, Sam Towers, from the concerned female professional patient. Well ladies lets quickly summarise some of the factors contributing to their ‘Badness’.     Heel Height If the heel height is greater than 5cm, then 100% of your body weight […]

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To Run or Not to Run

To Run or Not to Run? How often have you walked past a runner and wondered whether they should be running or not? I often see parks full of runners and wonder why these people are running themselves towards a premature knee or hip replacement. Quite frankly, some of these people should have sought professional […]

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