Podiatry @ Belmont Blog

Geelong Podiatrists advise a footwear health check

September 23, 2019

Spring is here and we all like to buy new shoes.  Our Geelong podiatrists recommend the following steps to ensure your feet stay well-protected and healthy. PUSH – Pushing the back ends of your shoes inwards will tell you how much support your shoes provide. If the back end stays firm, the shoe is robust...

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GEELONG PODIATRISTS – WINTER FEET

June 13, 2019

GEELONG PODIATRISTS – WINTER FEET   The cold weather has arrived and your feet need to be cared for during the cooler months.  Our Geelong Podiatrists provide some simple steps to look after your feet during winter: Protect your feet from the cold with clean well-fitting natural fibre socks (cotton, wool or bamboo). Wear well-fitting...

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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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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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