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Georgia Wood

Osteoarthritis in the lower limb- what you KNEE’D to know!

By | Georgia Wood, injury | No Comments

Podiatrists don’t just specialise in the foot. WE ARE EXPERTS in assessing lower limb biomechanics of the hip, knee and ankle as well! And this is relevant when considering knee arthritis.

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# 45606557 – runner knee injury and pain

The body and in particular the leg, is a kinetic chain. Its all connected and linked. When an injury or limitation occurs in one joint, we will see compensations throughout the rest of the kinetic chain.

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What are your fitness goals? A foot health check may be needed first.

By | Georgia Wood, injury, Southern Podiatry, sport | No Comments

As I welcome May this year, I reflect on the last four months and my goals. The peaks I’ve climbed, the fish I’ve caught, and of course the people I’ve met. It’s been a great opportunity commencing work at Southern Podiatry and exploring the local country side of the Franklin region.

Easter have come and gone and we are now in May. It is a great time of the year to make goals and start a new routine. A foot health check may be required to help you achieve these goals.

  • What fitness goals would you like to achieve?
  • Do you have foot or leg pain that you wish to resolve?
  • Do you have an old injury that is still playing up?

If you’ve never been to a Podiatrist and you are unsure what to expect please read on… Read More

The injured athlete and nutrition- Georgia investigates.

By | Foot and Lower leg Pain, Georgia Wood, injury, sport | No Comments

As we put our clocks back 1 hour, we prepare ourselves for the impending Autumn. The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. The silver lining to this time of year is the start of winter sports such as netball, rugby and soccer. Athletes young and old take to the outdoors in rain, hail or shine to compete for that winning feeling. Speed, slippery surfaces and a team’s drive to win can also lead to nasty injuries. Even the best in the business get hurt, so what should you do if you do get inured? See your Podiatrist ASAP of course!

The Injured Athlete: How Nutrition Can Improve Recovery

sports-shoe-muddy-foot I attended a seminar with the Auckland branch of Sports Medicine NZ for an evening where practitioners shared their “Clinical Pearls”. Read More

Georgia’s hints on foot care for hiking.

By | Georgia Wood, Hiking and walking | No Comments

A word from Podiatrist Georgia:

For me, the Summer and Autumn seasons are a great time of year to get outdoors! As New Zealanders, we are so lucky to have an abundance of nature walks, day hikes and multi day hikes to explore around New Zealand.

So far in 2017 I have explored Rangitoto Island, hunted for deer on the tops of the Ruahine Ranges and completed the Tongariro crossing. 


Georgia’s foot care tips for hiking:  

What shoes did I wear? When I climbed Rangitoto Island, I opted for my Asics Trebuco trail shoes. Read More