Bushfire Relief Day

bushfiresA huge thank you to everyone who attended the clinic today…. all proceeds from your visits today have been donated to Australian Bushfire Relief Funds. It was lovely to press send on the donations and we hope it can help many of the people affected by the devastating bushfires rebuild their lives and towns.

 

 

Welcome to our new Podiatrist Ash Cooper!

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A big welcome to our new Podiatrist, Ash Cooper. Ash will be working with us on Satruday mornings and brings a vast knowledge base on all things podiatry with a special interest in anatomy and orthotic management of injuries. For a full Bio on Ash, click here.

He can also answer any Trivia question you throw at him!

Welcome Ash!

To make an appointment with Ash, or Samantha click below!

A christmas gift for you from Bobux

Richmond Podiatry, in conjunction with Bobux Australia would like to offer you 10% off bobux-logo Richmond podiatrytheir online store.

We love Bobux Australia, they make choosing the right shoe to maintain your child’s foot health easy.. Bobux believe in aiding the natural development of a child’s foot by creating shoes for 0-5 year olds that don’t restrict growth and allow little feet to feel the ground beneath them.

To take advantage of the offer, simply enter the exclusive code below.

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Happy Shopping and Merry Christmas!

 

A makeover for your nails: Keryflex Nail Restoration

With the few little glimpses of good weather we had last week, many of us are contemplating sandals and exposing our toes!

If your toes are unsightly from the following issues he Keryflex nail restoration system may  be appropriate for you:

Before and after photos courtesy of Keryflex.com

Before and after photos courtesy of Keryflex.com

  • Onychomycosis (nail fungus)
  • Nail shape changes due to injury
  • Spoon shaped nails
  • Brittle and splitting nails
  • Split nails
  • Horizontal ridges
  • Discolored nails

The system allows your podiatrist to remodel nails affected by fungus, nail dystrophies and trauma using a special resin which creates a flexible, non-porous nail which is unaffected by detergents, nail polish and acetone.

If you wish to learn more, make an appointment!

 

Spring is the time to start your Fungal Nail Treatment

Fungal nails are a common and difficult to treat infection of the nails. They can be unsightly

Fungal Nail

Fungal Nail

– presenting as a thick yellow chalky nail or a white plaque like nail. Fungal nail infections infect the nail bed and take several months before they begin to look normal as the ‘nail grows out’.

If you suspect you are suffering from a fungal nail infection, Spring is a good time to see a podiatrist for treatment in time for clear nails in summer. For more information on Fungal nail treatments click here or call or book online  for an appointment.

Teach your child to tie their shoelaces in less than 5 minutes!!

A few days ago, I had to teach my 6 year old son to tie his shoelaces thanks to a new pair of running shoes. After several attempts at the single loop and rabbit ears method, we stumbled upon this little gem! It is super easy to learn (although can cause a knot when untying).

See the video below (starring the 6 year-old to prove how easy it is!):

 

 

Diabetes- do you do a daily foot check?

It is important that Diabetic monitor their blood sugar levels regularly, maintain an active lifestyle and healthy diet, but also, that they take care of their foot health!

 

People who have diabetes have a much higher chance of developing Neuropathy and vascular conditions, which affect the sensation in the feet and the ability to heal any wounds, which may occur. As a result it is important for Diabetics to follow a few guidelines to take care of their feet.

 

  • Annual foot health checks with a podiatrist (this can often attract a medicare rebate if the patient has a team care plan from their GP)
  • Ensure you have a good fitting shoe which has a large toe box to prevent rubbing and natural fibre shoes and socks

 

DAILY FOOT CHECK

  • Take a look at the bottom of your feet every day. If you can’t reach your feet to see your feet, use a mirror to look at the bottom
  • Ensure you dry your feet thoroughly especially between the toes. If you can’t reach your feet, you can put a portion of towel on a ruler and wipe between the toes)
  • Apply daily moisturiser to the heels (not between the toes)

WHAT TO AVOID

  • HEAT- Avoid Electric blankets, hot water bottles or heaters…. you can burn your skin without realising it
  • COLD- Avoid extreme cold and try to keep your feet warm
  • PRESSURE- Pressure can cause calluses and redness that can develop into ulcers. Ensure your shoes fit well without causing pressure spots or rubbing