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Patellofemoral Pain

Patello-femoral pain

Patello-femoral pain (PFP), or Anterior Knee pain is located under, or around the patella (kneecap). This condition often involves inflammation of the joint as well as the patella fat pad. The pain can inhibit contraction of the quadriceps muscles and extension and flexion of the knee, creating instability and reduced mobility.

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HAV (Hallux abducto valgus deformity) or ‘bunions’

HAV is a deformity of the 1st metatarsal and hallux, (1st, great, or big toe). This deformity develops over a period of time from abnormal forces applied to the foot.

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Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar Fasciitis - Part 1

Plantar fasciitis is the most common complaint that presents to Podiatrists. Plantar fasciitis means inflammation of the plantar fascia. Plantar Fasciitis or fasciosis most often occurs in people over the age of 40 who have embarked on a change of physical activity, they would also have structural and functional pathology that compromises the efficiency of foot function.

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A Tale of Two Stress Fractures

Case History: A Tale of Two Stress Fractures

Stress fractures in bones are caused by prolonged, possibly intermittent, traction force on areas of bone where muscle fibres attach, or where there is direct, increased load. They can be painful, most often during physical activity and are often debilitating, preventing physical activity.

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Description of the functional prescription orthoses used to treat patients

Functional Prescription Orthoses

The functional prescription orthoses used to treat patients in this study are orthopaedic devices that are designed to promote structural integrity of the joints of the foot and lower limb by resisting ground reaction forces that cause abnormal skeletal motion to occur during the stance phase of gait.

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Wakehurst Parkway
Narrabeen NSW 2101
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