Podiatry @ Belmont Blog

GEELONG PODIATRISTS – CORNS AND CALLOUS

May 1, 2019

WHAT ARE CORNS AND CALLOUSES? Corns and callous are a thickening of the surface layer of the skin in response to extra friction on pressure areas of your foot.  The development of corns and callous is the body’s defence system to protect tissue.  Hard patches of skin are called callouses and if the pressure is...

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YOUR GEELONG PODIATRISTS DISCUSS DEVELOPING CHILDREN’S FEET.

April 3, 2019

Different stages of children’s development require different approaches to protecting the needs of their feet.  An infant should be kept unrestrained to enable the initial growth of muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves in the feet.  If the weather is cooler, adequate fitting socks can be worn to support the foot agility and still keep the...

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COMMON PROBLEMS WITH AGED FEET: ADVICE FROM PODIATRY@BELMONT GEELONG PODIATRISTS.

February 28, 2019

COMMON PROBLEMS WITH AGED FEET:  ADVICE FROM PODIATRY@BELMONT GEELONG PODIATRISTS.  Do you know someone who is aged and suffering foot problems or perhaps it is yourself?  As people age, they can develop chronic diseases that may affect the feet or impede one’s ability to bend and self-manage routine foot care.  Our Geelong Podiatrists talk about...

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OUR GEELONG PODIATRISTS TALK ABOUT NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY.

February 11, 2019

OUR GEELONG PODIATRISTS TALK ABOUT NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY. Thursday 14th February is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness and funding for heart disease.  Did you know Heart Disease is the single leading cause of death for Australians and kills almost three times as many women as breast cancer.  There are many risk factors...

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YOUR GEELONG PODIATRISTS TALK ABOUT SCHOOL SHOES

January 17, 2019

Get ready for back to school with our Geelong podiatrists tips on the right school shoes for your child.  Your children’s feet will spend most of their growth period in school shoes with their feet always on the move; standing, running, jumping, skipping, walking and sitting.  Buying shoes that support your child’s feet should be...

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Your Geelong podiatrists talk about foot orthoses

November 29, 2018

Foot orthoses, formerly known as orthotics, are orthopaedic devices worn in closed in shoes that support the soft tissue structures in the foot.  Foot orthoses can help to realign the foot posture and they can assist with improving the function of the feet and lower limbs.   There are two types of foot orthoses – off...

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What is podiatry? – An update from your Geelong podiatrists

November 1, 2018

The International Federation of Podiatrists  has recently released a global standard definition for podiatry. “Podiatry is that profession of health sciences concerned with the research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of deformities, pathologies and injuries of the foot and associated structures – in relation with the body as well as the manifestations of systemic diseases – by all appropriate systems and technologies using scientific and...

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Foot Health Week

October 15, 2018

The 15th of October marks the beginning of Foot Health Week! It is a time to celebrate and recognise the services that are provided by our Geelong podiatrists. If you were ever wondering when you should see a podiatrist, the Australian Podiatry Association has released a list of basic complaints requiring podiatry assessment and management....

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