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Australian Podiatry Association – NSW & ACT

Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Australia

Local Businesess

Sponsors

At Erica Dash we believe in supporting our customers, employees and their communities by investing in the things that matter to them.

That’s why we are proud to sponsor sport and other events that enhance the Central Coast community.

Baby Mariners Soccer Club

1st East Gosford Scouts Group

Terrigal Avoca Panthers AFL Club

Oxigen Fitness Gym Erina

Davistown Bowling Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction

Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction: A common treatable cause of foot pain and flat footThe most common cause of a flatfoot deformity in an otherwise healthy person is dysfunction of the tibialis posterior tendon. The tibialis posterior tendon is the main stabilising muscle of the arch of your foot.The diagnosis of tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction at Erica dash podiatry is largely a […]

The Ideal Shoe

What is an inappropriate shoe?Generally speaking, we as podiatrists generally define a shoe as being inappropriate if it has the following features:A worn or slippery soleNo firm heel counterNo fixation i.e. laces, straps, VelcroA heel height greater than 4cmA soft midsole offering no supportA narrow heel with minimal ground contact i.e. stiletto shoes http://cdn2.thegrindstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/alexander-mcqueen-shoes-gaga1-640×432.jpgWhat are the dangers of inappropriate footwear?When […]

Vascular Changes Associated with Ageing

Tell me about blood flow to the feet?As with the rest of our body, ensuring that we get adequate blood flow to our feet is crucial to maintaining healthy, intact tissues and structures.There are a number of blood vessels that travel between the very ends of our toes and the heart, for the purpose of this article, we will stick […]

Morton’s Neuroma by Jacqueline Horne

What is a Morton’s neuroma?A Morton’s neuroma, or perineural fibroma, is the enlargement and fibrosis of a small nerve known as the common digital nerve.First, some quick anatomy to put everything into perspective:The forefoot as shown in Image a, is made up of the metatarsal bones (labelled 1) and the phalanges (labelled 2). There are numerous arteries, veins, nerves, tendons, […]

Core Strength and Children

Why is Core Strength Important in Normal Gait?Core strength is important in everything you do.From sitting still to standing and walking, running and jumping.A strong core creates a stable base from which we move our legs, arms and head.What are the Core Muscles and Where are they? Figure 1: Core MusclesWeak back and abdominal muscles directly effect hip rotation which […]

Morton’s Neuroma

What is Morton’s Neuroma?A Morton’s Neuroma is a thickening of tissue around a nerve (nerve sheath) . It usually occurs between the third and fourth metatarsals, but is possible to occur between other metatarsal spaces (refer to figure 1). Figure 1: (foot-pain-explored.com)Who is likely to get a Morton’s Neuroma?Anyone at any age can develop a Morton’s Neuroma. However the condition […]

Erica Dash Podiatry – Central Coast Hwy Erina

Hi I’m Erica Dash and we’ve recently moved into new premises on the Central Coast Highway in Erina and… …today I would like to show you how these facilities enable us to provide you with excellent foot care.Our friendly office staff will make you feel immediately at ease and you are welcome to grab a cup of tea or coffee […]

Central Coast Podiatry – Erica Dash Podiatry New Premises at Erina

The team at Erica Dash Podiatry provide friendly service and fast non invasive care for your feet and legs.We want to get you moving again as soon as possible.Foot problems can present in a number of ways all of which can be treated in a simple way if addressed early by an understanding podiatrist.If your heel is extremely painful for […]

Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fascia?The plantar fascia is a long, fibrous band stretching from your calcaneus (heel bone) in one solid band……and runs up the arch where it separates to join your toes (Refer to Figure 1).The Plantar Fascia maintains your longitudinal arch integrity and enables mobility. Figure 1: Plantar Fascia (WebMD)What is the Plantar Fasciitis?Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the […]

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