Podium | Inform Podiatry Newsletter | July 2017                                   View this email in your browser

Inform Podiatry Update 

Our renovation is now complete with all our trades finished, scaffolding removed and the outside and inside painting completed. The house is now a light blue instead of green so if you're using Google Street View to find the clinic, Google hasn't updated their picture since 2013.

Apartments Construction
The new apartments in Isedale, Felix, Bradshaw and Chalk Streets are finished with an enormous drop in street traffic, car parking and trucks. The traffic around Isedale Street has returned to pre construction levels with easy parking and driving.  Please remember the clinic driveway is always a convenient car parking option.

Patient Booking Gateway | Online Bookings
The online booking system continues to improve with enhanced mobile phone and tablet compatibility. A range of new appointment types were recently added with clear guidelines on when to use which appointment type.

Multiple people within your family can now book online through a single login. Please contact Inform Podiatry to activate your family group login today. 

QUT Lecturing and Tutoring
Second semester commences on Monday 24th July and finishes on Friday 27th October.  I'll be tutoring and lecturing to 2nd and 4th year students, Tuesday all day and Wednesday afternoon and evening.  

Inform Podiatry clinic hours during second semester:
Monday       9am - 6pm
Tuesday      QUT
Wednesday 9am - 1pm
Thursday     9am - 6pm
Friday          Research project

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Featured Blog | Footwear Update

My footwear information sheets have been updated and moved into a blog on the website.  The blog is split into 2 separate blogs that are linked together.  

The first blog covers footwear features and how to check those features in your shoe (with pictures).  

The second blog covers a range of footwear types (running shoes, women's casual shoes, men's work shoes and children's school shoes), brands and stores.

The new web based layout allows for additional footwear types, brands and stores to be easily added or updated as they become available.

If your required footwear type isn't listed or you know of other brands or stores for me to review for inclusion in the blog, please contact Inform Podiatry via reply email or our contact website page.

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Featured Blog | Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is pain associated with the plantar fascia, a band of connective tissue that runs from under the heel to the ball of the foot.

It’s often called a stone bruise or a heel spur and the pain usually occurs when you first stand up in the morning or after a period of sitting.

This blog covers the clinical presentation and different causes for heel pain, the best investigations and a comprehensive list of treatment options.

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Barry Matthews 2017 Australasian Podiatry Conference

2017 Conference Presentation

Early in 2016, I began working with four colleagues on a research project.  The project was a systematic review looking at the best treatment options for a condition called Morton's Neuroma.

A systematic review is where multiple studies on the same condition are combined into one study providing an up to date summary of the available assessment and treatment options.

A Morton's Neuroma is an irritation of a plantar forefoot nerve that usually causes a burning type pain.

Earlier this year the group submitted an abstract to present our review findings at the 2017 Australasian Podiatry Conference at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center in May.  The abstract was accepted and I was given the opportunity and challenge to present over 12 months worth of work in 12 minutes.

We are currently completing the draft manuscript for journal submission and peer review in August 2017 and publication once accepted.  After the review is published, new assessment and treatment options for Morton's Neuroma will be available at Inform Podiatry. 

GOMA Cinema

The Gallery of Modern Art in the Cultural Precinct at South Bank is currently showing a range of Marvel comic movies at their cinema until the 3rd September 2017.

If you like your comic book movies, GOMA are playing a range of Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Avengers movies on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

See the GOMA website for more information on this ticketed film program.

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