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November

FACEBOOK LIVE- 5 THINGS EXTRA TO ADDRESS TIGHT CALVES

Facebook Live 6 November 2019

5 extra things to do for runners with tight calves

Strengthen them! its suggested that tight calf muscles can often be due to weakness
You can change reoccurring calf strains and tightness with developing adequate calf strength – body weight double leg calf raises are a great way to fundamentally build up your calf muscle strength and you can progress that to single leg for a challenge for the gastrocnemius. For the soleus, try a wall squat and simultaneously raising up onto your toes and holding
As a guide, build

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October

FACEBOOK LIVE- THE BEST FIRST EXERCISES FOR YOUR ACHILLES PAIN

Facebook Live 29th October 2019

A nice and simple exercise to begin with is a calf raise and hold. Essentially you will calf raise with both feet and push off the big toe and hold that contraction for a count of 3. From there you will lower back down to your starting position on the ground for another count of 3. Effectively we are strengthening our calf muscles in its contracted and lengthened state.

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October

FACEBOOK LIVE- 4 TIPS FOR MANAGING YOUR SORE ACHILLES

Facebook Live 22nd October 2019

4 rehab tips for achilles pain

Higher pitched shoe -The pitch of a shoe is basically the relation of the rearfoot to the forefoot, so with a high pitched shoe think of it like a slippery dip, high at the back then when you slide down its a lot lower than the front. a higher pitch will mean that there is less load applied onto the achilles tendon meaning it won’t have to work as hard.
Reduce overall load – quite common doing too much too soon or

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October

FACEBOOK LIVE- WHO IS THE BEST TO SEE FOR HEEL AND ACHILLES PAIN?

Facebook Live 15th October 2019

Which health professional should you see for heel pain?

Heel pain can generally be multifactorial, due to this, it’s necessary for heel pain to be treated from all angles from different health professionals as a multidisciplinary approach. Let’s start with how different health professionals can have their place; Exercise physiologists and Physiotherapists are a prime option for exercise prescription and treating load related issues. Physiotherapists can diagnose and treat your heel pain with many adjunct therapists such as soft tissue work, dry needling, shockwave and exercise prescription.

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October

FACEBOOK LIVE- DID YOU KNOW THAT PAINKILLERS LEAD TO 3 DEATHS IN AUSTRALIA LAST YEAR?

Facebook Live 9th October 2019

Pain killers:
Should we rely on them? The answer is no. Pain killers are one of the silent killers in the present world where up to 3 deaths per day were reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics last year. They provide a quick easy masking effect that allows every-day Australians to get on with their lives without the interference of pain but the reality is, up to 750,000 Australians are reported to be addicted to painkillers. The most common demographic in this population are middle-aged men,

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02

October

FACEBOOK LIVE- WHY DOES MY ACHILLES STIFFEN IN THE MORNING?

Facebook Live 1st October 2019

Why is our achilles sore in the morning? Firstly what is the Achilles tendon? It’s basically the make up of our two calf muscles the gastrocnemius and soleus. These two muscles conjoin together to become our Achilles tendon. The reason for the morning stiffness/pain is primarily due to aggravation to the Achilles tendon due to various reasons such as pathology, increase in load, excessive uphill walking to name a few. We also know that tendons don’t like rest, so when we sleep at night our Achilles

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September

FACEBOOK LIVE- DO ORTHOTICS GO IN SANDELS?

Facebook Live 24th September 2019

Summer shoes to wear with orthotics:
There are a few brand that work well with orthotics and summer sandals these brand include: revere, vionic, Sierra. These brand have a removable foot bed so we can slip an orthotics still allowing you to have all the support you would during summer.
Other brand includes Frankie 4 and Bared these brand have a natuaral footbed that is not removal but still provides you with good support so you can enjoy doing all your summer activities.
Archie’s thongs, orthoheel thongs are a

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16

September

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Wayville | Adelaide Heel Pain Clinic

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Wayville

At Heel Pain Clinics of Adelaide, Plantar Fasciitis is the number one condition we see. We see numerous new cases every day, from local residents in Wayville.

WHAT IS PLANTAR FASCIITIS?

Plantar Fasciitis is a condition affecting the ligament-type structure in the sole of the foot that causes pain in the heel and/or arch. The irritated Plantar Fascia becomes inflamed and sometimes small tears develop in the ligament belly (arch) or it attachment to the heel bone. Sometimes Heel Spurs are present, but these are not the

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September

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Walkerville | Adelaide Heel Pain Clinic

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Walkerville

At Heel Pain Clinics of Adelaide, Plantar Fasciitis is the number one condition we see. We see numerous new cases every day, from local residents in Walkerville.

WHAT IS PLANTAR FASCIITIS?

Plantar Fasciitis is a condition affecting the ligament-type structure in the sole of the foot that causes pain in the heel and/or arch. The irritated Plantar Fascia becomes inflamed and sometimes small tears develop in the ligament belly (arch) or it attachment to the heel bone. Sometimes Heel Spurs are present, but these are not the

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