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17/03/2016
Welcome to the team. Podiatrist joining The Podiatry Group

Welcome To The Team!

Welcome to the newest member of our podiatry team: Tanya Contis. Tanya grew up in country Victoria, and graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Podiatry. Since then she has been growing her career in private practice and enjoys working across all areas of Podiatry, in particular general podiatric care, diabetic foot management and prevention, injuries and paediatrics. Tanya takes a very holistic approach to foot care, acknowledging that happy feet go foot in foot with a healthy you.

For a number of years, Tanya worked in a technical footwear store run by podiatrists and has a strong appreciation for and extensive knowledge in footwear fitting and footwear education. When Tanya is not in clinic, her own feet are leading her far and wide, down many European cobble-stone streets and up many beautiful mountain sides of New Zealand and beyond. To book an appointment with Tanya or one of our friendly podiatrists please 
07/03/2016

Free Footwear Assessment- Step On Up in Warragul

  It’s that time again!!!! Whether you’re after children’s, men’s or ladies shoes one of our friendly podiatrists and the staff at Step On Up are here to help.

Come down to Step On Up, at 25A Victoria Street Warragul, on Friday the 18th of March between 3:30 and 5:00pm for a free in-store podiatry footwear assessment. One of our friendly podiatrists will be there to answer all your foot and footwear related questions as well as assess and advise on the right type of shoe for you.
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08/12/2015
Children

 

Children can often wear out shoes very quickly, scuffing the soles of the shoe, buckling shoes, fraying seams, wearing down linings or pulling soles apart. This may be caused by incorrect fitting or cheap shoes but may also be an indication of a weak or misaligned foot posture.

 

The Podiatry Group’s top tips for buying children’s shoes:

  – Make sure to have both feet measured as one foot can be a different size compared with the other. This can be in length or width. – Look for shoes with a straight last (the shape of the shoe better observed by looking at the sole- make sure the sole isn’t too curved around the toes) – Ensure there is good fixation; avoid slip on shoes. Laces and velcro hold the foot in the shoe more effectively. – Soles made of rubber and stitching that is doubled around the toe region can help increase the life of the shoe. – Don’t buy or use second hand shoes. These shoes have already been worn to fit the previos wearer and will already have moulded to the previous pair of feet. This can ca

26/11/2015
Summer Footwear

Summer Footwear

During an Australian Summer it is very clear that everybody’s favourite summer footwear are thongs. They are so easy to slip on, don’t require any bending down to put on or fiddling with any laces. Throughout history there has been a war between thongs and Podiatrists; thongs have typically been flat pieces of rubber that offer no support and by the end of the day have everyone begging for a foot massage. Well, no more! The War has finally ended and I am happy to say that both sides have won.   There are thongs that now offer arch support. You can walk around all day without the same discomfort you used to have from your old pair of thongs. The best part is that they are stylish as well as comfortable. Come into our Warragul clinic to check them out.   Lynette Stokie Your Freindly Neighbourhood Podiatrist www.thepodiatrygroup.com.au

06/11/2015
Cranbourne Podiatrist

Cranbourne Podiatry Clinic

Cranbourne Podiatrist / Cranbourne Podiatry

Ph. (03) 5995 3700 24 Mundaring Drive Cranbourne VIC 3977

Cranbourne Podiatrist

Lynette Stokie Karen Purcell  

Speciality

Our Cranbourne Podiatrist has a special interest in children’s foot health, sports injuries, diabetes and general foot care. We provide treatment options for pain in the legs, ankles and feet. We prescribe orthotics and use specialised doppler ultrasound equipment for our diabetic patients to ensure good blood supply to the feet.   We are able to help people in the Cranbourne area with their foot, ankle and leg problems. Contact us at our Cranbourne Podiatry Clinic today for an appointment. We are located at the Family Care Clinic in Cranbourne.

05/11/2015
free podiatry footwear assessment

Free Podiatry Footwear Assessment

  The Podiatry Group are offering Free Podiatry Footwear Assessments at Nicho’s Intersport in Warragul. If you have trouble picking the right runner or shoe for your feet, or have any podiatry footwear related questions come on down and one of our podiatrists will assist you. The Podiatry Group will be at Nicho’s Intersport (21 Smith Street Warragul) on Tuesday November 10th 4:30-5:30pm.   To make an appointment contact Nichos’ Intersport on 5622 3844. Click on Nicho’s Intersport to check out the details of their store.

30/10/2015
Diabetes TPG

Now Hiring- Podiatry Position Available

  The Podiatry Group have a part-time Podiatry position available.   Join our team of podiatrists and work in a fun and supported environment! We operate over 3 sites spanning from the South Eastern Suburbs to Gippsland. We are seeking a motivated podiatrist who is interested in working in private practice with a strong focus on biomechanics, paediatrics and general/diabetes care. You must be reliable, motivated and have a positive attitude. We are offering part time initially with the opportunity to expand to full time. We offer professional development and mentoring. You must be willing to travel across multiple sites. If you are a new graduate looking for an exciting career in podiatry then contact us now.   Contact us on (03) 5624 3880 or email your CV to admin@thepodiatrygroup.com.au

21/10/2015
CAM Walker

Cam Walkers/Moon Boots

  A Cam Walker is designed to help injuries heal, these can include soft tissue and bony injuries. The Podiatry Group have qualified Podiatrists specifically trained to fit Cam Walkers/Moon Boots. We are able to offer same day fitting at our Warragul, Drouin and Cranbourne Podiatry Clinics, this way you will be able to begin the healing process sooner.   The benefit of a CAM Walker is that unlike a plaster cast, it can be removed at night when going to bed or showering. This is helpful as it can allow for some non-weightbearing movement at the ankle joint which reduces the risk of the joint becoming really stiff after prolonged periods in the boot. This also makes rehabilitation easier after the boot is finally removed.   A CAM Walker is mostly used without any other form of support like crutches. However, there are some injuries at the initial stages that will require a patient to use crutches in addition to a CAM Walker. We are able to fit you with crutches if the need arises.     Some injuries that may req

29/09/2015
Melbourne Marathon Podiatry Tips

Melbourne Marathon Podiatry Tips

  At The Podiatry Group we are often asked for our top tips when training for a marathon. With the Melbourne Marathon coming up we have decided to give you a little insight to some helpful guidelines to consider when training and running in a marathon. The internet can provide a whole text book of information from how to carb load before an event to the best anti chafing stick to use. We will let you in on the best advice we provide for runner’s feet during their marathon.    

  • Get your runners professionally fitted. There are stores like Active Feet who are highly trained to fit running shoes. They can observe your running and walking patterns on a treadmill to better assess which shoe is most appropriate for you. Remember that runners will only last on average between 600-800kms so if you have been training hard make sure that by the time you reach your marathon day, your shoes still have life i

25/09/2015

Sore Feet at the races

With Spring Carnival Racing just around the corner we have decided to let you in on our closest secrets to keeping your feet looking and more importantly feeling fabulous at the races. Don’t put up with sore feet anymore.   Women all over Victoria will be flooding the shops looking for fabulous fascinators, cute clutches and horrendously high heels. We will give you the inside scoop on what to look for when it comes to footwear at the races and how to prevent those dreaded sore feet. We understand the perils of looking good at the races, a little bit of discomfort is expected but we want to make sure you aren’t hobbling home on feet filled with blisters, swelling and bruising.   After a day in those beautiful strappy heels you can be faced with a very difficult decision; To walk home crippled, feeling intense pain and burning with every step or to take the shoes off and face the risk of contracting something terrible from the sticky alcohol smeared ground?   We offer you a new option! Be prepared and follow our tips t