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  • Did you know that the type of Footwear you put on your feet can impact your foot health? They say a new pair of shoes can change your life.. Just ask Cinderella. Having the right footwear is essential for optimal foot health. Multiple studies have...

  • Podiatry treatment has an important role to play in improving the quality of life of people living with disabilities. We understand how important comfort and mobility is to the individual and their families.  The Foot Studio works alongside NDIS Plan

  • How Does ESWT Work? During treatment the high energy radial waves interact with Substance P (a brain chemical that stimulates pain receptors in the body) and other tissues which leads to a cascade of beneficial effects including enhancing circulation

  • High Power Laser Therapy (HPL) HPL is used for both acute and chronic injuries. HPL helps us to heal the body from injury quicker. HPL is a light amplification device that works by stimulated emission of radiation in a safe manner. It facilitates tis

  • Show and Tell time! We have exciting news here at The Foot Studio! Have you ever constantly sprained your ankle when playing sports, going for a hike, run or does your child when playing in the playground? We are excited to partner with Brace for...

  • Sever’s Condition (Calcaneal Apophysitis)  Sever’s condition is one of the most common growing pains we see in children.  Sever’s is a growing related condition that presents as heel pain in children and adolescents from 8-14 years old.  It is most c

  • Cracked Heels Two things you are probably doing wrong when treating your own cracked heels.  Did you know one of the most common concerns we see as Podiatrists,  during the warmer months are dry, cracked and painful heels?   A build-up of hard s

  • 5 conditions you didn’t know orthotics are used for.    *An orthotic is an innersole that is placed in your shoe. An orthotics’ role is to help redistribute force more evenly throughout your toes, feet and ankles.  I’ve found lately that most of

  • Bunions are one of the most common conditions we see as a Podiatrist’s. What exactly is a bunion? Bunions are NOT an extra growth of bone out the side of your big toe joint like most people think. It is actually when the bones themselves...

  • What is an ingrown toenail? An ingrown toenail is a nail growing into the skin like a nail spike or thorn causing a wound, cut or discomfort. Often you can get little secondary corns and hard skin which builds up at the pressure junction of...

  • Kids Feet Kids feet are not just ‘little adult feet’. We like to take our time, assess, diagnose and treat the patient as a whole. Our Podiatry rooms are spacious and used to being filled with families and lots of kids! Did you know that.

  • Is your child complaining of heel pain? Severe’s Condition is inflammation of a growth plate in your child’s heel. It can lead to debilitating heel pain. This growth plate is active approximately between 9-13 years old. Now, I have absolutely n

  • Okay, so up until now I’ve really only written about desirable or fashionable connections to Podiatry. However, I know there are some avid pimple poppers or people who love gory things out there – so this is for you guys! Ingrown toenails.  &nb

  • Back to School: 5 tips for choosing the right school shoe   Not long until the kids go back to school – thank god you say? Here are some tips to help you choose the right school shoe for your child: 5 Back to school tips:...

  • A Morton’s Neuroma is a benign enlargement of one of the nerves that runs from the middle of your foot to the end of your toes. It’s basically a thickening of one of the nerves that supply sensation to your toes.  People normally have difficulty...

  • Do you use the correct cream for your feet?   As a Podiatrist, I see a lot of different feet every day. It’s often the forgotten part of the body. Usually it takes for something to go wrong or for someone to be in pain...

  • Podiatrist, Laura Ellwood, prescribes and designs custom foot orthotics including customised cycling inserts. The Foot Studio is a modern and innovative Podiatry Practice where high quality treatment is our standard. A unique design for cycling ortho

  • The Foot Cleanse Craze Okay, what’s all the hype about you ask? A foot cleanse is a new and improved healthy ‘medical pedicure’. “Too often I see the result of improper pedicures causing damage and pain to my clients nails and skin. I have crea

  • You’ve probably heard one of your friends say they see a Podiatrist regularly, but do you know what they really do? A Podiatrist is an expert on treating and assessing the foot and ankle. You do not need to have pain or a referral from...

  • SO, you’ve been told you need orthotics? Orthotics are a great device to help support the arch of the foot and prevent or reduce foot pain. They are an insole which you wear in most of your shoes. Orthotics don’t have to be heavy, bulky items..

  • The most common foot condition that we see as a Podiatrists is plantar fasciitis. What is Plantar Fasciitis? It is inflammation or degeneration of the fascia or soft tissue which makes up the arch of your foot. (There is debate at the moment as to...

  • Your skin and nails are your body’s first line of defence. They stop bacteria, fungi and viruses from entering your body. Nails are made up of the same substance as your skin and hair – keratin. There are many different theories on how na

  • Did you know that pregnancy affects and changes the structure of your feet? Yep, it’s true. During pregnancy, particularly towards the end of the second and third trimester your pelvis alignment will change. Your pelvis tilts more anterior (

  • A Podiatrist is an expert on treating and assessing the foot and ankle. You do not need to have the pain to warrant an appointment. Diabetics should see a Podiatrist at least annually for a general foot checkup even if no symptoms are apparent. I...

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