Tom May – Consultant Podiatrist to the Adelaide Football Club

We are pleased to announce that Tom May from Adelaide Podiatry Clinic has been appointed the consultant podiatrist to the Adelaide Football Club. We wish him, and the club, all the best for 2016 and beyond. Tom will juggle his hours between Adelaide Podiatry Clinic, the Adelaide Football Club and his teaching load at the […]

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Sturt Football Club

Adelaide Podiatry Clinic is pleased to announce that we are sponsoring the Sturt Football Club for the 2016 season. It is a complete coincidence that we post this now, as Sturt sit atop of the SANFL ladder after a great win against West Adelaide yesterday…. We look forward to working with Sturt, and their supporters, in […]

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Dane Swan – more than just a sprained ankle

Watching replay after replay of the Dane Swan injury over the weekend, brought back memories of the Nathan Brown broken leg incident a few years back. It doesn’t matter how many you look at it, or how much you hope it changes with every viewing, these type of injuries are going to tickle a bit….. The word is, […]

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Time to stop treating osteoarthritis with paracetamol?

Osteoarthritis can be a disabling disease. It is associated with increases in both age and weight, and women tend to have more of it. Painful foot osteoarthritis is quite common in people aged over 50 years, with a rough prevalence of 16%, knee and hip osteoarthritis are slightly less frequent. Foot osteoarthritis is certainly a […]

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Can’t find shoes to fit?

Feet come in all shapes and sizes. People often despair that their feet are too narrow, too wide or different sizes and struggle to find something that looks good and fits. The grass is generally always greener, but spare a thought for this guy, who has broken the world record for shoe size. Size 26US! […]

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Foot pain research

Would you like to participate in research? Researchers from UniSA and Flinders University are investigating what effect body composition may have on foot pain. Tom Walsh from Adelaide Podiatry Clinic is part of the research team and he is currently involved with recruiting participants. The study is looking to attract women aged between 40-65 who have […]

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Chronic heel pain – athletes are not immune

For the football fans (in this context we are talking about the ‘world game’)… Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson suffers with a complaint that is common in the community – plantar heel pain. A recent news report details how he initially had a chronic form of heel pain and then went on to develop a metatarsal fracture. […]

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Foot taping predicts what custom-made orthotics do for flat feet

Podiatrists often use taping as a quick test to see how well patients will respond to custom-made foot orthotics. This was previously based on theory and seemed to make sense, but Adelaide Podiatry Clinic director Tom May and his colleagues from the biomechanics unit at UniSA have demonstrated that specific foot taping for flat feet does significantly […]

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It’s ok to get heavy, just don’t get fat!

A community cohort study by Adelaide Podiatry Clinic director, Tom Walsh and colleagues has recently found the risk of either having foot pain or developing foot pain in people aged 50 years and over is more associated with how much fat someone has, rather than how much weight they carry. Published in the Arthritis Care […]

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Painful foot osteoarthritis – don’t tar it all with the same brush!

Trishna Rathod and colleagues from Keele University have found painful foot osteoarthritis (OA) may not be a homogeneous condition. An analysis of the Clinical Assessment Study of the Foot has found that whilst OA of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint (big toe joint) tends to occur in isolation, polyarticular (more than one joint) foot OA appears to be more […]

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