Healthy Steps Weekly

NDIS and Foot Care: A Comprehensive Guide for Participants

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Life can be a tricky path to navigate, particularly when living with a disability or chronic health condition. The challenges are real and sometimes daunting, but the good news is, you don't have to walk this path alone. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is here to ensure you receive the support you need to stride confidently towards a better quality of life. And when it comes to maintaining the health of your feet - those amazing structures that carry you on your life's journey - podiatry care plays a significant role. This article offers a compassionate guide to understanding [...]

The Connection Between Diabetes and Foot Health

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At the Foot and Ankle Clinic of Australia, our focus is on ensuring comprehensive foot health for all our patients. Today, we'd like to delve deeper into an important topic: the connection between diabetes and foot health. Understanding this link is crucial, particularly for individuals living with diabetes, as proper foot care can prevent serious complications. The Impact of Diabetes on Foot Health Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects your body's ability to process sugar. Over time, high blood sugar levels can lead to various health problems, including complications affecting your feet. Here's how: Neuropathy: Prolonged high blood sugar [...]

Navigating DVA Benefits: A guide for FACA Patients

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At The Foot and Ankle Clinic of Australia (FACA), our commitment goes beyond providing world-class podiatric care. We understand the unique needs and challenges of our veteran community, and are proud to announce that we are certified to offer treatments under the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) scheme. This guide aims to help our esteemed veteran patients understand and navigate the DVA benefits available to them. Understanding DVA Benefits for Podiatry: The Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes the importance of foot and ankle health, particularly for veterans who may have specific concerns stemming from their service. As a result, a [...]

Neuropathy and Foot Health: Insights from The Foot and Ankle Clinic of Australia

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At The Foot and Ankle Clinic of Australia, we recognize the significant impact that neuropathy can have on foot health. As podiatrists, we're here to provide you with valuable information and effective strategies to manage neuropathy-related foot issues. In this article, we'll explore the connection between neuropathy and foot health and offer expert advice to help you maintain optimal foot well-being. Understanding Neuropathy: Neuropathy is a condition characterized by nerve damage, often resulting from diabetes or other underlying medical conditions. This damage can lead to reduced sensation, tingling, burning, or even numbness in the feet. Our experienced podiatrists can assess [...]

Proper Footwear: Your Best Defense Against Workplace Injuries

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We understand that life is a hustle, and for many of us, that hustle includes long hours at the workplace. Often, this means spending extended periods on our feet, hustling from one task to another, sometimes on tricky terrains. But have you ever paused to consider the impact of these endless hours on your feet and how your choice of footwear could be your most potent defense against workplace injuries? Let's take a compassionate step towards understanding this often overlooked aspect of workplace safety. Foot Injuries: An Invisible Menace  Foot and ankle injuries at the workplace can range from acute [...]

FACA Foot Health: Common Foot Problems

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At the Foot and Ankle Clinic of Australia, we're committed to providing you with the information you need to understand and maintain the health of your feet. This week, we're focusing on some common foot problems and their causes. By gaining knowledge of these issues, you can take steps to avoid them, thereby keeping your feet in their best shape. Common Foot Problems and Their Causes Plantar Fasciitis: This is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel [...]

Aging and Foot Health: What to Expect As You Get Older

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Greetings from the Foot and Ankle Clinic of Australia! We're committed to your comprehensive foot health, no matter your age. Today, we're exploring a crucial topic: the connection between aging and foot health. As we age, our bodies go through various changes, and our feet are not exempt. Understanding these changes can help us better care for our feet as we grow older. How Aging Affects Foot Health Age can bring several changes to our feet. Some are minor annoyances, while others can impact mobility and independence if not properly managed. Here are the main ways aging can affect foot [...]

The Role of Podiatry in WorkCover Patients

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    Getting injured at work isn't just about the physical pain, it's also about the emotional stress and lifestyle disruptions it can cause. We understand that here at The Foot and Ankle Clinic of Australia (FACA). That's why we're committed to helping you, our patients, through every step of your recovery journey when you're navigating the complex world of workers' compensation situations. As foot and ankle experts, we're uniquely equipped to diagnose, treat, and prevent disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. Our role in these situations is not just to help you heal physically, but also to [...]

FACA Foot Health: Understanding your foot arch

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At the Foot and Ankle Clinic of Australia, we're dedicated to helping you maintain healthy feet. In this week's foot health tips, we're focusing on the importance of foot arches. By incorporating this knowledge  into your daily routine, you can improve flexibility and range of motion, which can help prevent injuries and keep your feet in top condition. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind when getting an understanding of your foot structure 1. Identifying Your Arch Type: The first step in understanding your arch is identifying its type. There are three primary types of foot arches: normal, flat [...]


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