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Allied Health Care for the Ballarat Region

The Dreaded School Shoe.

It’s at this time of year that you’ll be looking at your child’s school shoes and wondering how it is they seem to be worn-out already! School shoes may be the most frequently used type of footwear for any child, so it is entirely possible they’ll need to be replaced throughout the school year. In…
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Common Skin Conditions Of The Feet.

The skin is the source of some the most frequently annoying complaints in the body and the skin of the feet is no exception. Here we present the first of two of the most common skin conditions that occur in the feet and what you can do about them. Itchy, hot, red skin? It might…
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Are thongs bad for your feet?

A recent study by Bill Vicenzino and his colleagues looked into the difference between contour sandals (commonly known as Birkenstocks), flat thongs and shoes with an orthotic insert. The participants in the study all had plantar heel pain commonly known as plantar fasciitis. The results were interesting and definitely worth thinking about during these hot…
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The Problem With Holidays

Having recently returned from a family holiday one would hardly think I had a reason to complain at all. The weather was perfect, the pools and bars were great and I didn`t get out of thongs for much of the time. I even hired a bike to keep fit while I was away. So what`s…
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