Osteopathy has grown rapidly as a profession in Australia over the last few years. But what is Osteopathy and where did Osteopathy come from? Physician and surgeon Andrew Taylor Still in Kirksville, Missouri founded Osteopathy in the late 1800s. The son of a surgeon and Baptist minister Still believed there was more to health than [...]
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What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition in which the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high because the body is unable to use it properly. This is because insulin is lacking, or the body's way of converting glucose into energy is not working properly. The World Health Organization research from 2014 [...]
What is a bunion? A bunion ,also known as Hallux Valgus which is Latin for “big toe bent outwards”, is when the big toe moves inwards towards the second toe. This results in a huge bend in the joint of the big toe causing an ugly bony prominence. If you or anyone in your family [...]
Heel pain is one of the most common conditions treated by Podiatrists. It is thought that higher arches or flatter arches, or feet that roll in too much, are causes of heel pain. This can place too much stress on the heel bone and the soft tissues attached to it. Twenty-five percent of all the [...]
Feet are fascinating parts of our body. Did you realise that? 25% of all the bones in the human body are located in the feet. There are 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles just in the foot. When running, the pressure on the foot can be as much as four times the [...]
From the day I began studying Podiatry at university I have been asked the question, “What does a Podiatrist do? “ The average active person takes 7,500 steps a day in our modern society. If that daily average is maintained till you are 80, you will walk about 216,262,500 steps in your lifetime. That means that [...]