Author Archives: Cooper Redhead

Calf stretching is an important warm up before exercise and work

Should I Stretch Before or After Activity?

As a podiatrist, I often emphasize the importance of stretching to my patients. Whether you’re an athlete gearing up for a run or someone simply looking to maintain foot health, incorporating stretching into your routine can yield numerous benefits. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the advantages of dynamic stretching before activity and static […]

Sun Safety for Your Feet: Protecting Your Foundation

As a podiatrist, I often witness patients diligently protecting their skin from the sun’s harmful rays—applying sunscreen, wearing hats, and sunglasses—but there’s one area that frequently gets overlooked: the feet. Yes, your feet need sun protection too! In this blog post, let’s explore why sun safety for your feet is essential and how you can […]

The Hidden Importance of Drying Between Your Toes

As a podiatrist, I’ve seen my fair share of foot problems, and one common issue that often goes overlooked is the importance of drying between your toes. It may seem like a trivial task, but the truth is, neglecting this simple step can lead to some serious foot woes, including maceration and fungal infections like […]

Why do my Orthotics Squeak? Troubleshooting Common Fitment Issues

As podiatrists, we understand the crucial role orthotics play in supporting the feet and correcting various biomechanical issues. However, even the most meticulously crafted orthotics can encounter a few hiccups along the way. From annoying squeaks to uncomfortable heel lifting, these issues can disrupt your daily life and hinder the effectiveness of your orthotic therapy. […]

Fungal Nails

Can my podiatrist treat fungal nail?

As a podiatrist, I’ve encountered numerous cases of fungal nail infections throughout my career. Fungal nail infections, medically known as onychomycosis, are a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. While they may seem like a minor annoyance, untreated fungal nails can lead to discomfort, embarrassment, and even complications if left unchecked. In this […]

Strolling Through Bunions: How Custom Orthotics Can Help

Hey there, bunion buddies! Today, I wanted to delve into a topic that often tiptoes into our lives unnoticed. Now, I know what you might be thinking – “Bunions? Aren’t those just something your grandma complains about?” Well, hold onto your socks, because bunions can sneak up on just about anyone, regardless of age or […]

Orthotics Victoria Point

What type of Orthoses do I need?

So you’re after a pair of orthoses, but aren’t sure which ones will suit your needs? As a podiatrist, I’ve seen firsthand how these little miracles can make a world of difference for people dealing with various foot issues. But did you know that not all orthotic styles are created equal? Let’s dive into the […]

5 Simple Daily Exercises and Stretches for Foot Pain Relief

Hey there, fellow foot warriors! If you’re reading this, chances are your feet are giving you some grief. Whether it’s from standing on them all day, wearing heels that are too high, or just life throwing you a curveball, foot pain is no joke. But fear not, because I’m here to share some simple exercises, […]

How a Podiatrist Can Help Remove Corns

Corns, those pesky areas of thickened skin that develop on the feet, can cause discomfort and pain. As a podiatrist, I frequently assist patients in managing and removing corns effectively. Today, I’ll share some insights into how to deal with these common foot nuisances. Why do we get Corns? First and foremost, understanding the cause […]

Should I Wear Orthotics in my Cycling Shoes?

G’day, fellow cyclists and foot enthusiasts! Today, let’s dive into the world of custom foot orthoses and how they can revolutionize your road cycling experience. As a podiatrist with a passion for pedaling, I’ve seen firsthand the difference these little wonders can make. Benefits First off, let’s talk about the benefits. One of the primary […]