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January 2016              (07) 3846 4800             2B, 90 Vulture Street, WEST END 4101
The team at Performance Podiatry and Physiotherapy present a January update!
We’re proud to announce the roll out of our online patient booking gateway. You can now book an appointment with any one of our practitioners 24 hours a day, 7days a week. You may have received an email last week with an activation code to set up your online gateway. If you would like us to resend this email, please email us. To make your next online booking just visit our website.

Back to school can be a good time to check your child’s feet and shoes. If your child has pain in their feet or legs, or if you’re concerned about how they are walking or running (eg flat footed), now is a great time to see one of our podiatrists.
We would also like to inform you that the clinic will be closed tomorrow, the 26th of January, for the Australia day public holiday.
Our Archies have been extremely popular lately. You can see the range here.  These are a great alternative to the regular ‘pluggers’ as they offer arch support and some elevation and cushioning under the heel.  Pop in and see for yourself the advantage of changing your pluggers to Archies.
 
 

Do you have sitting bone pain?

You may have proximal hamstring tendinopathy.
What is proximal hamstring tendinopathy?
The insertion of the hamstring muscles into the sitting bone (ischial tuberosity) is the site of tendon damage in this condition.

Signs and Symptoms
- Patients may report pain over the lower gluteal area or directly on the sitting bone
- Aggravation is seen with sporting activity, especially sprinting, acceleration or hill running.
- Patients may feel pain with sitting or delayed pain after prolonged sitting.
- There may be a sudden onset of sharp pain but more often it is a gradual onset. 

Causes
- This condition is frequently seen in sprinters and middle-long distance runners.
- This usually occurs more commonly as a result of overuse, however can also be the result of an acute tear that has been inadequately treated.
- Usually occurs with a sudden change in loading to the tendon in a training program. E.g. suddenly introducing sprint sets or hill running etc.

Treatment
Make sure you get yourself assessed by our physiotherapist to assess what is causing YOUR condition and symptoms. Our physiotherapist will take a detailed history of the onset of your pain and gain an idea of what tasks in your daily life may be affecting it.
 
- Teaching you how to control pain by minimising compression on the sitting bone and using specific techniques for pain relief.
- Strategies to manage the load on the hamstring tendons and look at adapting your training program.
- Ways to strengthen the gluteal (bottom) muscles.
- Treating other underlying factors that predispose you to this condition.
- Advice and education regarding this condition
- Possible referral onward for scans and medical intervention if required

Click here if you would like to book an appointment with Ciaran!
Stay tuned for next month's edition, coming soon...
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