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We are open – Extra steps we are taking to make your visit safe – 3 Day Pre Easter Lockdown

As podiatry is an essential service our clinic is open. We are doing everything on our end to maintain a safe environment with extra hand washing, hand sanitizers and a policy to turn away any client or practitioner who is sick or has recently traveled to COVID-19 affected areas.  We have implemented social distancing measures […]

Bulk Billed Podiatry - Active care podiatry capalaba

No Gap Podiatry Appointments (Medicare Only)-Conditions apply

What are bulk billed appointments? Bulk billed podiatry appointments are when the podiatrist accepts the rebate offered by Medicare as the full fee for the service. As a result there is NO GAP FEE for patients to pay for the consultation.  In some cases, where additional services are required, there may be some out-of-pocket expense. […]

Pregnancy & Podiatry

Pregnancy can cause a range of complications for the lower extremities. The weight gain alone places an enormous amount of unexpected pressure on the feet. It’s common for pregnant women to suffer from foot pain, swelling, leg cramps and varicose veins. In addition to weight gain, stretched ligaments in the feet and ankles cause stability […]

Dealing with Runner’s Knee

With summer here and the race season in full swing, the knee is a common site of pain and injuries for both runner’s and athletes. There are many factors that can cause knee pain, with Iliotibial Band Syndrome (runner’s knee) being one of the most common issues.  Iliotibial Band Syndrome is an overuse injury characterized […]

Our calves & cramping

Cramps refer to sudden, painful muscle contractions that occur involuntarily. These muscle cramps are painful as they involve the over-contraction of the muscle. Cramps are very common with roughly 95% of people experiencing them at some stage in their lives. This increases in probability as we get older. One of the most common places to […]

Don’t let your new years resolutions fade due to injury

It’s a new year and most of us are tyring to cling to our healthy resolutions.   It is not always easy to maintain healthy habits when we return to work and our busy lifestyles. Most people (myself included) make a resolution to be more active or more healthy in the new year.  While this sounds […]

ORTHOTICS TO TREAT FOOT PAIN

Orthotic inserts, or orthotics, are devices that are placed into shoes to control or correct abnormal lower limb motions and alignment. They are commonly known as orthotics, orthotic insoles, functional foot orthotics, orthotic inserts, orthoses and the incorrectly spelt orthodics (this is an incorrect spelling of the word orthotics). The most common abnormal motion that […]