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Experiences of a Sports Podiatrist with Resonance

Wellington has been home for me for the past two years, and it is no understatement to say that the time has flown by. Where did all the days go? Looking back, there have been endless opportunities to have fun and explore the region; from 4-hour trail runs through Belmont park, 100 km bike rides…

Athlete’s Foot

The cold winter season is most certainly upon us! For many of us, that means we spend the days with our feet enclosed in shoes and socks, and often go straight into slippers when we get home. Although handy for keeping feet warm, these habits present their own potential problems which can go unnoticed for weeks at a time simply because we’re not barefoot for long enough to realise they are there.…

Pes Cavus Foot

A pes cavus foot is a foot that has a very high arch. This foot type represents 8-15% of the world’s population, with 60% of this group experiencing chronic foot pain at some point in their life.     What causes a high arch? The cause of a pes cavus foot type is primarily caused…

Allied Health Standard Accreditation

IT’S OFFICIAL….. Resonance has achieved Allied Health Standard Accreditation! We are pretty proud of our achievement as the very FIRST podiatry organisation to have been audited under this rigorous standard. “It is with pleasure we congratulate you and Resonance Podiatry on achieving certification to – NZS 8171:2005 Allied Health Services Sector Standard. The standard is…

Idiopathic Toe Walking

Toe walking is believed to naturally occur as a child is developing a tandem heel-toe walking gait, and the heel-toe gait patterning becomes consistent generally prior to 24 months of age. Persistent toe walking beyond two years of age can be a cause for concern, and warrants further investigation in some cases as it can indicate possible underlying neuromuscular disorder.…

Running Economy Part II – Biomechanical Factors

In a previous article, we presented the topic of running economy (RE) and how important it is for both elite and recreational runners. Running economy is a complex, multifactorial concept that combines metabolic, cardiorespiratory, biomechanical (movement) and neuromuscular characteristics during submaximal effort. By improving your RE, you will be rewarded with more enjoyable running for many years.…

Football Injuries and your Podiatrist

Football is currently dominating both around the globe and in NZ. It requires a vast amount strength, speed, agility, balance, stamina and technical ability. Therefore, football carries a significant risk of injuries for the weekend warriors to the elite. We all know how frustrating it can be when sustaining an injury and nothing is worse than sitting on the sideline and watching your team play. Therefore, we need to be efficient and sensible when dealing with injuries not only to manage the current injury but work on injury prevention to reduce recurrence so you can get back on the pitch maximizing your full potential.