Injury Prevention and Management – Pan Pacific Masters Games 2014

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“Moo cow or argyle blue?” This was the question of the day. It was the question of the day before and the day before that. The Pan Pacific Masters Games are held on the Gold Coast every 2 years and hosts more athletes and more sports than the Olympics. The participants are old enough to […]

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What if Winston Churchill Had Flat Feet?

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Orthotics. For many, they are “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma” (To quote Churchill).  They are a constant source of debate amongst orthotic specialists and industry heavyweights. Their use is often seen as controversial.  The information surrounding orthotics is often confusing and hard to understand for the consumer.  And the fact that […]

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Heel Pain – A Common Foot Problem but Treatment is Available

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“Just cut it off!” This statement is usually followed by, “I just want new feet!” This is the reality for 1000’s of people every day in Bundaberg suffering from a very common foot problem – Heel Pain. Heel pain, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs are all terms which can describe a condition where pain is present […]

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Cane2Coral 2014 – Lessons learned from the Left Hand Side of the Road

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“Ancora impure” is the motto of Monash Uni, and is my new favourite Latin phrase. It means, “I am still learning”. This was the reality a few hours after this year’s Cane2Coral when I realised that I had given myself a running injury. Worse still, it was a foot injury. After weeks of training and […]

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