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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 in them. If you are considering purchasing a new pair of shoes before your marathon, make sure that you have enough time to wear them in slowly before the big day. This means that you should have them at least 2 weeks before your event and begin wearing them in at home for a few hours and gradually p

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 to be leaving the races with your head held high, your footwear on and hopefully with a pocket full of cash from all of your winning horses.  

What shoes should I wear?

  When it comes to picking a shoe that you will be spending all day walking and standing in it is important to ta