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The footwear debate concludes- should you be wearing Supportive Shoes?

By | Footwear, Jason Bruce | No Comments

Is a supportive style shoe necessary for you?

Podiatrist Jason Bruce provides his final discussion point on the footwear of today. The main question asked- what is more important?- Support VS Comfort debate.

This is the third and final part of the Footwear Series- Part 3 of 3.ASICS-GT-2000-Running-Shoe-II

Research has shown us the many pros and cons of the previously discussed toe and minimal style shoe. Abebe’s gold medal barefoot marathon run set the world on the minimalistic shoe trend. Read More

Ingrown Toenail surgery

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Did you know that Podiatrists perform surgery for ingrown toenails and verrucae procedures? And we love it!

Treena and Ken performing a PNA (2015)

Ingrown toenails are common in the podiatry clinic. Our preferred option initially is always to treat it conservatively and minimise pain but surgery is another treatment plan routinely offered. Conservative measures include; Read More

Could your Footwear choice harm you?

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Skechers and Nike Free. Popular choices- surely they have to be ok- Right?

Podiatrist Jason Bruce helps you decipher the information about Skechers and Nike Frees. The main question asked- what is more important?- Support VS Comfort debate. 

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The barefoot running trend took the world by storm and in the mid 2000’s.  Nike released its first Nike Free shoe in response to the popular trend. Engineered by Tobie Hatfield and Eric Avar, the Nike Free was designed to allow the foot to have increased freedom – therefore the name.This minimalist style became one of the most popular shoes worldwide.  Read More

The Footwear Debate- Are Toe Shoes right for you?

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Toe Shoes- the best thing since sliced bread- or a disaster in the making?

Podiatrist Jason Bruce helps you decipher the information about their origins and how they work. This is Part 1 of 3 for the Footwear Series.

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“The 1960s Olympics in Rome was a big year for running. Not only did Abebe Bikila win the marathon gold medal, but he did so in bare feet! Feeling uncomfortable pre-race, Abebe decided to remove his shoes and complete the race bare foot. This sent waves across the running community to see if running barefoot or running with toe shoes would be beneficial to its athletes.

So what are the Pro’s and Con’s?

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Don’t let heel pain ruin your life.

By | Foot and Lower leg Pain, Jason Bruce | No Comments

In my personal and professional life, in the sporting arena and the Podiatry clinic, heel pain is a common occurrence. heel-pain

It is said that the average human walks around the world more than three times over the span of their life. With 26 bones (and two sesamoids) and hundreds of tendons, ligaments, blood vessels and nerves in each foot, we are bound to encounter a foot problem sooner or later. One of the most common of these is heel pain! Read More

It happens all around us- Can you recognise it?

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This week is about Elder Abuse Awareness.  Southern Podiatry is supporting this  campaign which is in its tenth year.

As Registered Medical Professionals, Treena and the Podiatrists are aware of the statistics that accompany this type of abuse in all its forms. Southern Podiatry is a safe place for the young and old.

Whilst the medical teams know what this abuse is- how can you recognise it? And what is it?

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Is there a similarity here?

By | Treena Harris | No Comments

I am training at the moment- and yes- that means “running”.

Most of you are aware of my current crusade to get fitter. And everyone has been so encouraging.

It is the little words of encouragement and the pats on the back (figuratively) that have made me smile. Read More

Look at our new team members

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Jason Bruce and Catherine Crispe. Welcome to Southern Podiatry!

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Jason comes on board as our new Podiatrist. Feel free to pop on in and say hello. Keep an eye out for his staff bio next week.

Catherine is joining us part time on Wednesday and Thursday. Some of you may have already seen her in Balance Chiropractic- where she also works part time. Catherine will be seen on our front desk in reception at our Waiuku clinic.

 

Seeking Receptionist/ Podiatry Technician

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It is with a fond farewell that we say goodbye to Pam Allington. Pam has been with us here at Southern Podiatry for four years, but has been enticed back to the her previous employer- NZ Steel.

We say farewell to Pam

Luckily for us, her feet have been trained to expect a certain level of foot care during her time with us. He he. Both Tania and I will happily schedule Pam for her foot care needs, if only for the catch up.

In the meantime, we are on the lookout for a new Receptionist/ Podiatry Technician for 2015.

Could this be you? Contact us for more details- 09 235 2060