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The Wrap Protocol for Managing Achilles Tendonitis and Peritendonitis

Unlock Optimal Foot Health: The Wrap Protocol for Achilles Tendonitis and Peritendonitis Embark on a journey to unparalleled foot well-being with our specialized approach – The Wrap Protocol. Crafted by podiatric experts, this protocol is your definitive guide to conquering Achilles Tendonitis and Peritendonitis. Delve into a wealth of in-depth research and gain practical insights tailored for your unique foot concerns. Why Choose The Wrap Protocol? Elevate your foot care journey with The Wrap Protocol – where expertise meets personalized healing. Unleash the potential of your feet, step into comfort, and stride towards lasting foot health.
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Exploring Paediatric Podiatry: Foot Care and health for Kids

In our comprehensive blog post, we aim to address common questions and concerns regarding pediatric podiatry—the specialized field of foot care for children. We understand that parents often have inquiries about their child's foot development, common conditions, and appropriate footwear choices. With expert insights and evidence-based information, we provide valuable guidance to help parents navigate the world of children's foot health. Whether you're curious about normal foot milestones, tips for maintaining healthy feet, or identifying signs of potential issues, our blog has you covered. Empower yourself with the knowledge needed to ensure your child's feet are supported, comfortable, and ready to take each step with confidence.
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Decoding Heel Pain: Unraveling Prognostic Factors with Achieve Podiatry

Welcome to the Achieve Podiatry blog, your trusted source for all things related to foot health and well-being. In this article, we will be delving into the intricate world of heel pain and exploring the essential prognostic factors that can help determine its course and outcome. Understanding these factors is crucial in developing effective treatment plans and achieving long-lasting relief. Join us as we unravel the mysteries of heel pain prognosis and gain valuable insights from the experienced team at Achieve Podiatry. Get ready to take a step towards better foot health and a pain-free life.
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How Advancement in Bone Science Should Inform the Examination and Treatment of Femoral Shaft Bone Stress Injuries in Running Athletes TAKEAWAYS:   Endurance runners (especially female) with a dull ache, made worse with running and better with non-impact activity should be considered to have a bone stress injury unless cleared otherwise. Strength testing, motion testing,…
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Can Running Shoes Be the Solution to Patellofemoral Pain?

Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is a common problem among runners, and treating it can be a challenge for clinicians. One promising treatment option that has gained attention in recent years is the use of minimalist running shoes. These shoes have a low profile and minimal cushioning, which are believed to encourage a more natural running gait and reduce the impact forces experienced by the body while running. Could minimalist running shoes be the key to managing PFP?
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You don’t want to miss this! Understanding The Complex Midfoot Injury

Midfoot pain can be a debilitating condition that can affect anyone, from athletes to office workers. This type of pain is often felt in the arch of the foot or the middle of the foot and can be caused by a variety of factors, including overuse injuries, stress fractures, and arthritis.
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Step Up Your Foot Health knowledge with the your local Newcastle Podiatrist: Achieve Podiatry

Looking for relief from foot or heel pain in Newcastle? Our blog discusses the effectiveness of injections in improving foot function and reducing pain. While all studies had a high risk of bias, our analysis shows that DPT resulted in short-term improvements in pain and foot function compared to control groups, including exercises and placebo. As a trusted Newcastle podiatrist, we offer personalized treatment plans to help you achieve long-term relief from foot pain.
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Score a Goal Against Groin Injuries: The Adductor Strengthening Programme for Football Players!

Male football players frequently get groyne injuries, which make up a sizable portion of time-loss injuries. According to a recent study, football players' chances of experiencing groyne issues might be greatly decreased by adding only one exercise to their adductor strengthening regimen. A straightforward exercise from the Adductor Strengthening Plan can be integrated into routine warm-ups. In both the ITT and PP analyses, the programme decreased the prevalence of groyne issues by 41% and 47%, respectively. The findings imply that the ASP should be incorporated into senior male football players' training, and it might also be advantageous for athletes in other sports with comparable movement patterns.
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Protect Your Run: How Strength Training Can Reduce the Risk of Running Injuries

At Achieve Podiatry, we understand the importance of strength training in preventing running injuries. As experienced Newcastle podiatrists, we have seen first hand the impact that a lack of strength in certain muscles can have on a runner's performance and overall foot health. In this blog, we will dive into the science behind why strength training is crucial for reducing the risk of running injuries, and provide tips and exercises to help runners incorporate strength training into their routine.
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Rev Up Your Recovery: How to Rehab Your Hamstring Like a Pro

Are you dealing with a nagging hamstring injury that just won't seem to heal? You're not alone. Hamstring injuries are common among athletes and active individuals, and can be frustrating to deal with. But don't despair – with the right rehabilitation techniques and a commitment to consistency, you can get your hamstring back to full strength and function. In this blog post, we'll go over some of the most effective exercises and strategies for rehabilitating your hamstring injury and getting you back to the activities you love
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How does our psychological health play into pain, especially heel pain

When it comes to heel pain, it's important to understand that our psychological health plays a significant role in our experience of pain. Studies have shown that factors such as pain catastrophizing, a tendency to magnify the threat value of pain stimuli, and depressive symptoms are all prevalent in individuals with heel pain. In fact, research has found that these psychological factors can account for up to 40% of the variance in patients' heel pain, even before a formal orthopedic diagnosis is made. This is not to say that physical causes of heel pain, such as plantar fasciitis or heel spurs, should be ignored. Rather, it highlights the importance of considering the psychological and emotional factors that may be contributing to the severity and persistence of heel pain. By addressing these factors in addition to providing orthopedic treatment, we can help patients achieve better outcomes and improve their overall quality of life. It's important for health professionals to recognize the role of psychological factors in pain, especially in heel pain. It's not just about the physical treatment but also addressing the emotional and mental side of the pain. To effectively manage heel pain, healthcare professionals should work with patients to identify and address psychological and emotional factors that may be exacerbating their pain, in addition to providing traditional orthopedic treatment.
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Injections in Achilles and Patellar Tendinopathy

Achilles and patellar tendinopathy are prevalent conditions among populations exposed to frequent mechanical loading. They typically take a long time to get better, with some studies showing up to 40% of people have continuing symptoms 5 years later. Best practice management has progressive loading within a pain monitoring framework at its core.
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Is there an association between occupation, footwear and osteoarthritis of the big toe joint?

“There were no statistically significant associations between lifetime occupation type and the presence of ROA of the first MPJ” Cherry, L. Gates, N. K. Arden & C. J. Bowen The study aim was to determine whether lifetime occupation was associated with the presence of radiographic osteoarthritis (ROA) of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) in women.…
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Bone Stress Injuries in Runners with Next Gen Physio

If you haven’t already – head over to Next Gen Physio’s website to read part 1. Now you know everything you can do to work around bone Stress injuries. How can we get back running? It is incredibly important that your return to running (RTR) is guided by evidence-based concepts that are easily implemented. Easy…
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Heel and Foot Pain? Read and Fix it now!

Heel pain is the most common foot condition on earth. We see it the most out of all podiatrist in Newcastle as we are a speciality clinic. This blog details some of the treatments we may use and how we use them.
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Does it matter if your kids lower limb looks different?

This blog explains how important it is to worry about kids feet and their lower limb. Feet rolling in and knee's going is normal.
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Blister Prevention and Footwear advice

This presentation was presented by Blake Withers from Newcastle Podiatry. It is talking about Blister Prevention and Footwear Management.
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How To Pick the Best Hiking Shoes?

Picking the best hiking shoes can be difficult! Knowing what to look for can be hard but getting the fit right is incredibly important. Our Newcastle Podiatrist Blake explains what to look for.
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Ingrown Nail Treatment – Achieve Podiatry

How do we manage an Ingrown nail? – Written by our Newcastle Podiatrist Blake We commonly see Ingrown nails   We commonly say ingrown nails in the clinic here at Achieve Podiatry Newcastle. We get a lot of questions about the management and treatment of this pathology. This blog will be a resource for patients…
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Achieve Podiatry Newcastle Newsletter

Book Now Hi everybody and welcome to our end of May Achieve Podiatry newsletter.. Here are some things that have been happening within the team at Newcastle Achieve Podiatry. Newcastle University is having their mid year break.. That means Justin & Blake will have more time to see patients.. Hoorah! Newcastle Podiatrist Podcast Listen in…
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Treatment for Big Toe Pain – Newcastle Podiatrists Justin & Blake

How do we treat a painful, stiff big toe joint? Watch below and listen to Justin and Blake explain the management of 1st MPJ (big toe) Osteoarthritis. At Achieve Podiatry in New Lambton, Newcastle, we see a lot of people who have tried numerous therapies for this condition. By and large, there is improvement with…
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Is PRP bad for Achilles Tendinopathy? – Newcastle Podiatrist Blake explains

Is PRP effective for the treatment of Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy? – By our Newcastle Podiatrist Blake Withers Now let’s talk about this study. We see this a lot here in our clinic in New Lambtom, Newcastle. I think understanding the research on this topic gives you the ability to gain knowledge on this topic. I…
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Can Shoes Prevent Injuries? – Justin our Newcastle Podiatrist Explains

Motion-Control Shoes Reduce the Risk of Pronation-Related Pathologies in Recreational Runners: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial TINE MARIEKE WILLEMS, PT, PhD CHRISTOPHE LEYELS GOETGHEBEUR, DANIEL THEISEN LAURENT MALISOUX, PhD Can Shoes Stop and reduce Injury? Read on as our Newcastle Podiatrist Justin fills us in! Cracking study which has been analysed by…
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Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome and Injectables

Our first Research review from our Newcastle Podiatrist Blake. This is something I have always wanted to do. I know the struggle that clinicians go through. Generally, its one of three: You don’t have the time to read the research You don’t have access to full articles You can struggle to interpret the data and…
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Podiatry and your Persistant Back Pain

Podiatry and your back pain. It is common for Podiatrists to assess foot mechanics to understand if they're related to back pain. Generally, it isn't.
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Learn about stress, pain & Injury with our Newcastle Podiatrist Blake

Do you know how much stress can impact your risk of injury? It is alot more than most people think.
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Pain & Sleep discussed by our Newcastle Podiatrist

Let’s talk about sleep, injury risk and performance.   Now, over the last few years there has been an increasing amount of evidence come out showing how sleep or adequate sleep can reduce the risk of musculoskeletal and sport injuries. Now, here at achieve Podiatry which is in Newcastle, Australia, we ask all our patients…
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What gait related risk factors are related to MTSS (Shin Splints)?

Intensity control. It is important in rehab and with asymptomatic (not painful) people that there is intensity control. The risk for development of MTSS is vastly different when adding in intensity (speed) compared to distance. I educate runners that when adding in intensity to reduce there distance by 10-30%, then bring slowly bring it back…
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Flat feet and Children

Let’s talk about a controversial topic, flat feet, and children.   They are commonly thought of as problematic, but we have no research to support this. Now, when we talk about flat feet, it’s interesting to read some of the research and literature around what really is a flat foot. We don’t really have much…
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What to do if my Tendon is grumpy?

Generally, we see tendons underloaded. Tendon’s may need to be subject to power, strength, endurance, force production and absorption training. This video below demonstrates what Blake went through with a runner who is now running back full time and had suffered a Peroneal Tendinopathy.
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Speciality of Podiatrists and a different diagnosis

We see a a lot of patients here in Newcastle who have been given the diagnosis of an Achilles Tendinopathy when it may actually be a Paratendon. The Paratendon is the sheath that encompasses the Achilles tendon. The treatment is completely different. Remember, if things aren’t improving, it is important to check the diagnosis.
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Three reasons to track your activity. Tips from our Newcastle Podiatrist!

Hello, its your local Newcastle Podiatrist back to give and welcome you to some knowledge. I am here to tell you to start tracking your activity! Justin and I see a-lot of pain, rehab, athletes and active people in Newcastle. One thing we like to get people to do is track their activity as it…
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The important parts of athletic shoes! Lifting v running shoes? Squishy v hard?

This video summarises great cushioned footwear at an affordable price range. The important parts of athletic shoes! Lifting v running shoes? Squishy v hard?  Currently there are approximately 1233 different shoe brands on the market. Imagine trying to work out between them which is best. Podiatrists typically understand footwear to some degree. However, with the…
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Calf tears

Calf injury’s       The calf muscle is one of the most commonly ‘torn’ or ‘strained’ muscles in the body. This occurs when the muscle is forcibly stretched beyond its limits resulting in tearing of some of the muscle fibres. The calf is comprised of two muscles. The Soleus which is deep and the…
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Shockwave therapy

Shockwave therapy What is shockwave therapy? Do I need shockwave therapy? My friend has shockwave therapy and it didn’t work? Does shockwave therapy hurt? We will look to answer some of these questions over the coming weeks through our instagram and blogs    We have it and yes, we use it.   Does that mean…
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Stretching is good… isn’t it?

Do I need to stretch? Is stretching worth while?
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One leg shorter than the other?

Limb Lengh Differences What is a Limb Length Difference? Having one leg shorter than the other. Although it is well acknowledged there is a high prevalence of it amongst people, there is little consensus amongst literature as to the significance or the importance of it. Causes: Congenital (from birth) conditions include mild developmental abnormalities found…
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Return to Running with your Newcastle Podiatrist

This is a short summary of how to to return to running after an injury. We see many runners in clinic and use this a tool they can use when returning.
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Sports Podiatry in Australia

What is sport Podiatry? Is there a difference between a podiatrist and a sports podiatry. What about podiatrists that predominantly see sport injuries?
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Bone stress injuries in prepubescent athletes

What can we supplement for runners to improve their bone health? Unfortunately, running is seen as a sport or training modality that increases the resilience and capacity of the bones of the body. Although this does hold some truth, the amount is minimal compared to what could be achieved.
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Myths About Foot Orthoses

Foot orthoses, otherwise referred to as foot orthotics are specially designed shoe inserts that help redistribute forces throughout the lower limb. Blake has provided some insight on what foot orthoses really are and has helped to bust common foot orthoses myths.
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Justin and Blake are Newcastle born and raised. They are heavily involved within the Community of Newcastle and have been for several years.

Justin and Blake are Newcastle locals who are passionate about helping active people, from all walks of life to, move out of pain and improve performance so they can live healthier and happier on their feet.

 

To learn more about their qualifications, story & experience please go to the About Us page or check out the FAQ for more information.

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Jack is competing in the IBJJF world champs in Ling beach California 3rd June. Competing in the Blue Belt feather weight division.

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