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01/11/2018

Walking and Running

  Did you know that daily walking and/or running are some of the most important steps in reducing your risk of heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and many other serious health conditions?   You may be wanting to improve your well-being, or reduce your risks of health conditions, or simply to start a new hobby, so here are some easy steps to begin your walking/running routine!

  1. Set realistic targets and goals. This could be a walking/running distance, weight loss (in combination with good diet), or seeing if you can improve your time running around the block.
  2. Ensure you have the most appropriate shoes possible by seeing a Podiatrist, who can also help you plan your walking/running sessions.
  3. Start off easy. This could mean a short walk around the block, or a light jog to the milkbar and back. Everyone is different, so do what works for you.
  4. Set a routine. Put a particular time aside each day for your exercise, and stick to it!
  5. If you’re feeling lonely, invite your partner, friend, colleague to exerc

01/11/2018

Skin Cancer on the Foot?

As Podiatrists we often see moles and spots on people’s feet and toes. Most of the time they’re harmless, however occasionally we come across some that need further investigation. This isn’t to scare you, but simply to inform you of the importance of checking your feet, even though they may not get exposed to direct sunlight. It is true that skin cancers can form even where the sun don’t shine!   So what can you do?

  • Check your feet every so often for moles and spots.
  • Observe for any changes in size, shape or colour.
  • Apply sunscreen to your feet when not wearing closed shoes.
  • See your GP if you’re worried about a spot, or just want a professional opinion.

  Rest assured, if you’re seeing one of us we will make sure to keep an eye on the spots you may have on your feet, and monitor them as we see you into the future.   For further foot advice, visit our website and make an appointment to see one of our friendly Podiatrists

21/08/2018

Attention to all of our CRANBOUNRE PATIENTS – WE ARE MOVING! We are excited to announce that we will be moving from our current location to a new purpose built medical centre in Cranbourne West on 27th August, 2018.  

Evans Road Medical Centre   Here are a few reasons to come and see us in our new location:   The same friendly faces – our podiatrists Danny and Scarlett will be available to treat your feet Ample car parking available via Duff Street entrance Wheelchair access GPs and other allied health practitioners available New extended hours for those needing later appointments   If you’d like to know more please call us on 1300 847 226 or speak to your podiatrist when you see them next.   Location: 90 Evans Road, Cranbourne West Located on the corner of Evans Road and Duff Street with parking available via Duff Street. The map below shows where we are in relation to our previous site in Mundaring Drive, Cranbourne.   You can book online at 
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31/05/2018

 Finally a quick and effective solution for Warts!

What is Swift?

  Swift was developed in the UK for the treatment of warts. It has since become a phenomenon due to it’s ease of use and success in ridding patients of unwanted warts. It is now available in Australia and we are happy to say you can receive this treatment at our clinics. Swift uses microwave energy, which is delivered through a special probe applied to the skin to treat the affected tissue. Multiple verrucas/warts can be treated at a single session. The treatment is quick, efficient with minimal pain. No anaesthetic or dressings are needed.  

Does it hurt?

Like many treatments for skin lesions, some minor discomfort may be experienced. Pain levels vary from person to person but most people undergoing swift microwave therapy liken it to to a sudden heat, lasting 2 – 3 seconds then quickly subsiding.  

What can I do after treatment?

In some cases the treated area may feel sore, but it will not prevent you undertaking normal daily activities. No dressings are needed an

14/11/2017

Summer is coming!

Make sure your feet are ready with the latest range of Orthaheel thongs.   These thongs are the only podiatrist approved thongs on the market. They have a built in arch support that will see you from the beach to the BBQ!  

Don’t let your feet ACHE or BLISTER in unsupportive thongs this Summer.  

 

Come see us at The Podiatry Group Warragul, Drouin and Cranbourne and get fitted with the latest range of Orthaheel thongs. Your feet will love you!

 

Call us on 1300 847 226.
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07/09/2017
Standing a real pain in the "foot"

There are many ways to make a living and for some of us it involves long periods of standing. In particular, jobs that require us to stand all day place an undue stress on our feet, legs, knees, and hips- Did someone say retail worker?   The main problem with standing for long periods of time is that you are placing a large amount of stress on the same muscle groups, ligaments and bones. This is why you can experience pain.   We are all probably a little guilty of fantasizing about quitting our jobs and finally chasing our dream career of becoming a travel show host for Getaway. But we better take a look at a few ways we can reduce pain in the feet, just in case that falls through.   Keeping good foot health while standing will require you to be proactive and take steps towards achieving more cushioning and support during your day to day work.   The last thing anyone wants is an injury that prevents you from working and therefore impacts your income. To the same degree none of us want to work with foot or leg pain either!   To help make it easier, let’s tak

29/08/2017

Ankle sprains are one of the most common leg injuries that podiatrists treat every day. You can twist an ankle during sport, at work or just minding your own business at home. Whether you have twisted an ankle for the first time or the 10th time, it is a good idea to book an appointment with your podiatrist.     We can help you from start to finish. From a thorough assessment of the damage to the ankle to getting you back on your feet and doing what you love best.     Assessment of ankle sprains is very important, as there may be very little damage to the structures in the ankle or there can be a complicated bone fracture requiring urgent attention. For this reason, your podiatrist may need to refer you for ultrasound or x-ray imaging. Depe

29/08/2017

  As the clouds (eventually) start to clear we are reminded that Spring is upon us. It’s time to dust off those runners, get outside and start enjoying a bit of sunshine. If your runners are looking a little bit too dusty or your feet are feeling sore or fatigued when wearing them, it may be time for an update.     At The Podiatry Group, we can perform a biomechanical assessment of your feet. We look at your foot posture and your gait (the way you walk) to determine which type of runner would suit you best. Many people aren’t aware that runners should be replaced every 6-12 months if you have a relatively active lifestyle. The reason for this is that the structure of the shoe wears away over time and use, and the foam of the shoe compresses. A new pair of runners is often all you need to get that spring back in your step.

24/07/2017
Cranbourne Podiatrist

We have recently moved into a bigger and better clinic located at Cranbourne Park Health and Wellness Centre, 24 Mundaring Drive, Cranbourne 3977. We are located within short walking distance of Cranbourne Park Shopping Centre and there is ample off-street parking available right in front of our clinic. With this exciting move, we can offer more open hours and a broad range of services. Our podiatrists can help you with all your footcare needs including:

  • Nail and skin care
  • Corns and callouses
  • Ingrown nails
  • Diabetes footcare
  • Sports injuries
  • Video gait analysis
  • Children’s feet
19/12/2016

It is with great pleasure, we announce that on January 3rd 2017, we will open our doors in more spacious and comfortable surroundings. Our new address is 27A Victoria Street, Warragul. We will be located in the Victoria Street Medical Clinic (for all the life long locals you will know this as the doctors clinic behind the Advantage Pharmacy). This move will provide us with more room to grow as we have established a very large patient base and we look forward to being able to continue to provide our high quality service in a more purpose built practice. Our phone number remains the same 1300 847 226, and our contact email address is still admin@thepodiatrygroup.com.au. You can enter our new location through the Advantage Pharmacy or via the car park located at the rear of the building down Club Lane, there is also street front parking available. Since we opened for business, your loyal support has helped us grow, and now we need more space to serve you better. We have been looking for a new home for the past few months and are happy to inform you that we found it. If you have any ques

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