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Athletic Footwear19th of June 2018

It is winter in Australia, and thoughts turn to trail running - what about the shoes?

Contrary to popular opinion, Australia does have a winter. Gosh sometimes it gets really cold.. like down to 10 degrees Celsius.. BRRRR!

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Athletic Footwear6th of June 2018

Maximalist shoes - some bad press from ACSM 2018!

Maximalist shoes, in particular, Hoka, have flown somewhat under the radar in relation to research findings. Most of the flack has been thrown at minimalist footwear. That all changed at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 2018 Annual Meeting!

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Injury30th of May 2018

Foot Strike change reduces risk of tibial stress fracture... but.. wait, what injuries will it increase the risk of?

Hmmm, when I read papers like this, my brow furrows, which is not good for wrinkles, and so that makes me angry. In short, this paper increases my risk of wrinkles and my anger levels, and I don't like that at all..

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Injury28th of May 2018

What are the injuries in Australian Football, and, are we winning the war?

Australian Rules Football is a game played by big, strong, fast people (men and now women)), who collide hard and wear no protective armour. It is little wonder therefore that injury rates are high. But, given rule changes, improved injury prevention strategies, better medical intervention and rehabilitation protocols, are we winning the war on injuries?

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Injury23rd of May 2018

Injuries in female soccer players. Are they different to men?

Despite most of the attention being focused on men who play 'the beautiful game", 35 million plus women play soccer worldwide. And, they have different biomechanics, different anthropometry, different physiology, different playing styles, and.. different injuries..time to take a look at this.

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Injury22nd of May 2018

Hamstring injury rehabilitation in Soccer - does it work?

Well, this is a bit of a rhetorical question.. of course, it works, but sometimes, it fails. Now.. I wonder why that might be?

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Injury16th of May 2018

Knee osteoathritis and football: If you are a soccer player, will you get KOA?

The link between distance running and knee osteoarthritis (KOA) has been extensively investigated and essentially disproved. But what happens when we factor in previous injury in a sport like football?

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Injury15th of May 2018

What can we do to prevent injuries in soccer?

In this the second little discussion on all things football, we take a look at how, or if we might prevent injury in soccer.

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Injury14th of May 2018

Who gets injured in Soccer.. and.. where..and.. maybe why?!

Although I firmly believe Australian Rules Football is the great and true football code, I thought it might be time to do a little series of Soccer equipment and injury!

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Injury10th of May 2018

Simon's adventures in Podiatryland - part 5: A simple ankle sprain??

This lady had her injury diagnosed as a Grade 2 inversion ankle sprain. As it turns out, it was much... MUCH more than that!

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Injury2nd of May 2018

Simon's adventures in Podiatryland Part4 - Marco's feet are on fire!

I hate it when people tell me their feet are burning.. I mean, how does one solve this problem. but when it is a 12 year telling me this, my radar starts humming..

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Injury1st of May 2018

Do orthoses have a role in the treatment of Patellofemoral pain in runners?

Quite a controversial question, and one being loudly debated at present. It just goes to underline my philosophy, "look up and look down to fix the bit in the middle"! but back to the question, is it appropriate to use orthoses in the management of patellofemoral pain, and, do they work?

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Injury24th of April 2018

Simon’s Adventures in Podiatryland:  Part 3 – Never trust a 9 year old!

Here is a tale of a prodigious tennis talent who is only 9 years old, who came to see me with "shin splints".. or.. did she? Read on!

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Injury17th of April 2018

Simon’s adventures in Podiatryland. Part 2 – a tale to make you weep..

Number 2 in a series of clinical cases hoisting BIG red flags to the top of the flag pole. In today's episode, midfoot pain.. but all is NOT as it seems.. read on..

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Injury12th of April 2018

Ahh.. the things you will see! Part One – there be strange things out there!

In my career, i have been amazed at some of the things I have deal with over the years. Some very odd, some life-threatening, some just other worldly. Here is a little series to help you clinically, and to act as a warning to never sit in the comfort zone! First up.. a VERY unusual diagnosis for heel pain..

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Miscellaneous11th of April 2018

The concept of neural tagging. If you understand this, you will understand injury, pain and recovery a lot better!

Ever wondered why sometimes some injuries are really recalcitrant? or why some athletes just get re injury after re injury? Neural tagging and central sensitization may provide some of the answers. And, you can do something about this clinically!


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