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This Is National Diabetes Week!
Sun - 13/07/14
Type 2 diabetes is the fastest-growing non-infectious disease in the world – and with more than one million people now diagnosed, Australia is facing an epidemic. National Diabetes Week, 13–19 July, is the perfect time to consider your risk of type 2 diabetes, and ...

Can Orthotics Help Me To Run?
Wed - 25/06/14
Yes they can! If foot alignment or gait pattern are affecting your performance, prescription orthotics can help you to improve while preventing treating injuries. Prescription orthotics are designed to control and/or alter the way your foot functions, so a thorough understanding ...

MID-YEAR SALE ON NOW!
Sun - 15/06/14
Save up to 50% on Naot, Ecco and Birkenstock for two weeks only. Click here to see our styles -- on sale until 27 June (unless sold out). ...

Can The Richie Brace Help Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease?
Wed - 4/06/14
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is a rare, inherited and currently incurable neurological disorder affecting approximately 1 in 2,500 people. It is characterised by a progressive loss of muscle tissue and touch sensation across various parts of the body. The first symptom of Charcot-Marie-Tooth ...

Foot Health Clinic At Samford's Health Expo
Thu - 29/05/14
This Saturday, 31 May, Foot Health Clinic will take part in Samford's Health Expo, an initiative of Samford Chemmart Pharmacy. Clinic director and podiatrist Kim Edwards, a specialist in high-risk footcare and amputation prevention, will give a presentation on diabetic ...

Should I See A Podiatrist About My Sprained Ankle?
Wed - 14/05/14
Ankle sprains are the most common injury in sports. They typically involve injury to the ligaments on the outside of the ankle, when the ankle is suddenly rolled outwards. A high percentage of athletes suffering an ankle sprain will go on to suffer a recurrent sprain, ...

Are Your Soccer Boots Causing You Injury?
Wed - 7/05/14
The increased popularity of soccer has been accompanied by an increase in related foot and leg injuries. For players and coaches it is important to understand what role soccer boot construction plays, both in causing and preventing injury. Soccer boots are constructed with ...

Easter Opening Hours
Wed - 16/04/14
Foot Health Clinic will close for Good Friday on 18 April and Easter Monday on 21 April. We will also close for ANZAC Day on Friday 25 April. From Tuesday 22 to Thursday 24 April our usual opening hours will apply. We wish you and your family a safe and happy Easter! ...

What Is A Black Toenail?
Wed - 9/04/14
A black toenail, or subungal haematoma, occurs when blood accumulates under a toenail, causing it to appear blackened. Also known as ‘tennis toe’, subungal haematoma is caused by an excess of pressure on the toe, usually due to ill-fitting footwear. Footwear ...

This Is Arthritis Awareness Week!
Mon - 24/03/14
Arthritis is an umbrella term for a group of painful conditions affecting your joints. Because of the number of small joints in your feet, and the amount of pressure they take each day, they are especially prone to developing arthritis. It is important to see your podiatrist ...

New Naots Now In Store!
Sun - 16/03/14
    New winter styles from Naot have just arrived in store.   Keep watching this space for more of our Naot range! ...

Can Pregnancy Change My Feet?
Wed - 5/03/14
According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Physical Rehabilitation and Medicine, yes it can! Professor Neil Segal, of the University of Iowa, collected foot posture measurements from 49 women during the first trimester of their pregnancy, then again ...

Can My Weight Affect My Feet?
Sun - 16/02/14
This week – Monday 17 to Sunday 23 February – is Australia’s Healthy Weight Week, an initiative of the Dieticians Association of Australia. The health risks of excess weight and obesity feature frequently in the news, but one aspect not often reported on is ...

Save On Orthaheel Thongs!
Wed - 12/02/14
For a limited time, purchase 2 pairs of Orthaheel Sonoma or Wave thongs for $100 (normally $59.95 each). Designed by an Australian podiatrist to complement orthotic therapy, Orthaheel thongs offer the best arch support of any thong sandal we have seen. Colours available ...

Why Do I Get Cracked Heels In Summer?
Thu - 6/02/14
Did you know that open-backed shoes can contribute to cracked heels? This is because they allow the fat pad under the heel to expand sideways, resulting in increased pressure on the skin, which causes it to crack. Cracked heels can become serious if the skin is thickened ...

Why Do I Keep Getting Blisters In Summer?
Thu - 30/01/14
While summer usually means spending less time in enclosed footwear, it can increase your propensity for foot blisters. You are less likely to wear socks or stockings with your shoes, and heat and moist skin create ideal conditions for blister formation. If your blistering ...

Can I Wear Orthotics With Sandals?
Wed - 15/01/14
The short answer is yes you can! Using our Orthema CAD/CAM orthotic fabrication system, Foot Health Clinic can provide you with prescription orthotics customised for sandals. This is good news if you need to wear prescription orthotics, but dislike wearing enclosed, lace-up, ...

Happy New Year!
Wed - 1/01/14
Foot Health Clinic reopens on Monday 6 January. Watch this space for details of our new year sale! ...

Christmas Closing Hours
Sun - 22/12/13
Please note that Foot Health Clinic will be closed over the Christmas period and will reopen on Monday 6 January. We wish all our patients and customers a healthy and happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the new year! ...

Avoid Fungal Nail Re-Infection
Sun - 8/12/13
If your toenails have been infected once with an unsightly toenail fungus, it is a sign that you are prone to this type of infection and are likely to become re-infected in the future. To ensure that you minimise the risk of fungal nail re-infection, it is important that you ...

Prepare Your Feet For The Holidays!
Wed - 27/11/13
With the end of the school year in sight, many people are looking forward to a well-deserved holiday away from home. Whether you are planning to hike through a rainforest, shop till you drop in Hong Kong or explore a beautiful European city, travelling can take a toll on your ...

Today Is World Diabetes Day!
Thu - 14/11/13
An initiative of the World Health Organisation and the International Diabetes Federation, World Diabetes Day takes place every year on the birthday of medical scientist Frederick Banting, whose work with colleague Charles Best led to the discovery of insulin less than a century ...

Are Thongs OK For Summer?
Tue - 29/10/13
Traditional thongs or 'flip-flops' can never offer enough support to be considered 'healthy', but If you really want to wear thongs in summer we have found the best design on the market. Find out about our orthotic thong range here. ...

Back To Our Regular Opening Hours
Sun - 20/10/13
On Monday 21 October Foot Health Clinic will resume its usual opening hours with the return of clinic directors Oliver Fawcett and Kim Edwards from family leave. We look forward to seeing our patients. Click here to see our hours or contact us for an appointment. ...

Avoid Tinea Over Summer
Thu - 17/10/13
With warmer weather encouraging many of us to go barefoot, we increase our risk of contracting skin conditions such as tinea. Tinea, or Athlete’s Foot, is a fungal infection of the skin on the feet. Infected areas are red, scaly and thickened and sometimes may blister. ...

Facing Summer With Cracked Heels?
Mon - 14/10/13
  Cracked heels are a common foot problem, which can become serious when the skin affected is thickened or callused. Also known as ‘heel fissures’, cracked heels manifest at the junction of the skin of the bottom of the foot and the skin of the side of ...

October Is Foot Health Month!
Tue - 1/10/13
  The Australasian Podiatry Council (APodC) is proud to announce that October is National Foot Health Month – an important reminder to all Australians of proper podiatric care. Australians have the second-worst rate of unnecessary lower-limb amputations in the ...

Temporary Change To Opening Hours
Fri - 27/09/13
  From 30 September to 21 October Foot Health Clinic will be operated by specialist podiatrist Miara Feather, while clinic directors Oliver Fawcett and Kim Edwards are on family leave. Miara joined Foot Health Clinic in 2009, following an extensive clinical career ...

Treat Ingrown Toenails Without Surgery
Mon - 16/09/13
  Ingrown toenails are a common, painful condition affecting many people, including children. An ingrown toenail occurs when the skin at the side of a nail grows over its edge, or when the nail itself grows into the skin. The condition is usually very painful and can ...

Ankle Sprain: Should I See A Podiatrist?
Wed - 4/09/13
  Ankle sprains are the most common injury in sports. They typically involve injury to the ligaments on the outside of the ankle, when the ankle is suddenly rolled outwards. A high percentage of athletes suffering an ankle sprain will go on to suffer a recurrent sprain, ...

Should You Try Barefoot Running?
Wed - 28/08/13
  In recent years, a growing number of people have started wearing minimalist, or ‘barefoot’, shoes for distance running. At Foot Health Clinic, Samford, we are often asked if it is a good idea for a patient to pursue barefoot running. Unfortunately, there ...

Problems With Foot Odour?
Mon - 5/08/13
Foot odour is an embarrassing and uncomfortable condition, which can be an indication of infection. Foot odour has two causes: perspiration – our feet and hands contain more sweat glands than any other part of our bodies and provide a ready supply of perspiration, ...

Can Pregnancy Change My Feet?
Tue - 30/07/13
According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Physical Rehabilitation and Medicine, yes it can! Professor Neil Segal, of the University of Iowa, collected foot posture measurements from 49 women during the first trimester of their pregnancy, then again ...

MID-YEAR SALE ON NOW!
Mon - 10/06/13
Save up to 50% on ECCO, Naot and more until 29 June! Click here to see just some of our styles. ...

ENGO Blister Prevention Patches
Mon - 27/05/13
  As we walk, run, and play sport our foot bones move a lot.  When friction is high, the shoe, sock and skin all stick together (friction makes things stick together).  But the bones continue to move back and forth – resulting in a lot of stretching (ie: ...

Foot Health Clinic: Now Offering Same-Day Prescription Orthotics
Thu - 25/04/13
Foot Health Clinic is expanding its new premises with the introduction of Orthema™ CAD/CAM orthotics. The Swiss made Orthema™ CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacture) foot orthotic fabrication system enables the podiatrists at Foot Health Clinic ...

Foot Health Clinic: Now With More To Offer
Thu - 28/02/13
  Samford’s longest serving podiatry practice has moved to new purpose-built premises. After 18 years on Main Street, Foot Health Clinic is now situated in Samford Central Shopping Centre, on the corner of Mount Glorious Road and Mary Ring Drive. Owner and ...

FOOT HEALTH CLINIC HAS MOVED!
Sun - 10/02/13
Foot Health Clinic is now located in Samford Central Shopping Centre, corner Mount Glorious Road and Mary Ring Drive. Carpark access is directly outside the clinic off Mary Ring Drive, or through the IGA carpark off Kath Fitzgerald Drive. Foot Health Clinic is fully wheelchair ...

New Clinic Under Construction!
Fri - 25/01/13
Construction is underway at the new Foot Health Clinic premises in Samford Central Shopping Centre. Watch this space for further news and information!     ...

Foot Health Clinic is moving!
Mon - 14/01/13
In February we are moving to Shop 7, Samford Central Shopping Centre, cnr Mount Glorious Road and Mary Ring Drive (the old Video Ezy in the IGA complex). All our other contact details will stay the same. We look forward to seeing you at our new location!   ...