Author Archives: Lisa Wilkes

What you can do for bunions right now!

March 15, 2022

Painful!  Annoying! Shoes that don’t fit! Don’t let bunions stop you! A bunion is when the big toe joint moves out of alignment in an inward direction causing a ‘lump’ on the side of the foot. This results in a boney deformity and can cause other toes to start moving in the same direction. Having […]

Pain in the ball of the foot? Here is a list of ours do’s and don’ts!

September 5, 2021

Are you one of those people that cringe every time you have to put a shoe on or suffer from pain after a long walk? Does the thought of having to take your shoes off and walk barefoot fill you with fear? Having pain in the ball of your foot is a very common complaint. […]

3 Misleading things Google will tell you about Achilles heel pain!

May 22, 2021

Have you ever really struggled with that niggly, nagging tenderness in the back of your heel? Often this is never enough to stop you, but it becomes like that person that constantly wants to talk one-on-one with you at a dinner party, ALWAYS’s demanding your attention. What happens when you are eventually fed up and […]

5 Step Guide to Help You Get Started With Running.

January 12, 2021

Have you ever wanted to start running but been stopped by thoughts such as….. “I am not a runner.” “I have never been a runner.” “I don’t even know where to start.” “I am going to look stupid.” “I don’t want to get injured. “ These are all very common concerns, so we have developed […]

Bunions what are they and do I have one?

December 15, 2020

What is a bunion? Did you know that you can get bunions in more than one spot on the foot?  A bunion is a deformity of the joint between both the big toe and the foot, often referred to as either Hallux Valgus or Hallux Abducto valgus and also the little toe and the foot, […]

Kinesiology Tape vs Rigid Strapping

June 3, 2020

Kinesiology tape (stretchy sporting tape) has been around for a long time now, but it is getting a lot more popular throughout sporting communities and athletes. They also come in a variety of colours and patterns which makes them a lot more fun to wear/use in comparison to to the plainer looking rigid strapping. But […]

Why Is Balance So Important?

April 30, 2020

Have you ever noticed if your child is clumsy? Trips over a lot? Not keeping up with the other children? It could be because they have poor balance. As a child develops we expect them to hit certain milestones: walking, talking, feeding, sitting up etc. as they get older and older. But at what age […]

Why pain is not the best indicator of how your injury is recovering!

February 13, 2020

To understand this we need to have a look at and break down what we call the injury cycle. Very rarely do you just suddenly develop pain unless from an injury like dropping something on your foot or running into something. Normally when we develop pain it is the last part in the injury cycle […]

What Is The Big Risk In Ignoring Pain

January 28, 2020

All to often we put up with pain thinking this is just the way it has to be or that nothing can be done about it. Ignoring pain can be a really dangerous game to play. Living with pain can be a consequence of any number of things, perhaps you received an incorrect diagnosis or […]