The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-07-11T00:05:35Z Wheelchair Rugby League National Head Coaching Announcement 2019-07-11T00:05:35Z national-head-coaching-announcement Australian Wheelchair Rugby League would like to announce the appointment of Mr. Brett Clark as the new Head Coach of the Australian Wheelchair Rugby League team. Brett Clark replaces Steve Hewson who successfully coached the Australian Wheelchair team in 2013 and took the squad to a Bronze Medal finish at the 2017 Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup. Brett Clark has a very respectable record with the NSW Wheelchair Rugby League team – and they successfully retained the Wheelchair RL Origin trophy last weekend when they defeated Queensland at Olympic Park Sydney. He will take charge of the Australian Wheelchair team which will now prepare for an end of season 3 game International Series verse England Wheelchair Rugby League team in October 2019. Any enquires please contact Martin Meredith 0413656769. The ‘super gear’ helping Cleary get to Origin III 2019-07-03T03:28:35Z the-super-gear-helping-cleary-get-to-origin-iii-1 Bauerfeind Australia, the official compression and supports supplier to the NSW Blues this State of Origin rushed out to Penrith last Thursday to fit Nathan Cleary with their German medical-grade ‘super gear’, adding a dimension to help speed up Cleary’s recovery program to help give him every chance possible for Origin III. Walid Yassine from Bauerfeind Australia fit Cleary with a medical grade ‘combination ankle kit’ in a bid to get him to Sydney on July 10. He started by stabilising the injury so he can train without further risk, then added a compression sock to minimise swelling before Cleary will finally transition to a three-in-one support to add further stability so he can train in the lead-up to the game as well as potentially play with full supports in place (see below detailed description of the Bauerfeind combination ankle kit). All products fitted were based on Bauerfeind’s state-of-the-art Bodytronic 600® 3D scan Cleary undertook to ensure perfect fit (see image attached). Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler said the players wore the Bauerfeind compression garments on the plane to and from Perth for Game Two, as well as during and post training and others during the match. “In elite sport, it is all about the one per-centers so we were very keen to embrace the use of the Bauerfeind compression garments because they are considered the best products in the world,” Fittler said. “The players were really happy with them and wore them regularly on and off the field,” he said. Says Walid Yassine, “Our products are leading-edge, we are the official supplier to the Olympic Games and pro-athletes such as the NBA’s Dirk Nowitzki attributes a very long career because of our compression and supports that speed up recovery and enhances performance. It’s truly ‘super gear’ that Cleary – and the rest of the team - is wearing which is having a huge impact in their game overall and with Cleary’s recovery.” ABOUT THE COMBINATION ANKLE KIT by Walid Yassine, Managing Director of Bauerfeind The MalleoLoc® was used to laterally stabilise Cleary’s ankle. A moon boot is great to stabilise an injury however it also deactivates several perfectly fine other muscles, so as soon as it is safe to do so it is best to get out of the moot boot and start restrengthening. The MalleoLoc® can laterally stabilise Cleary’s ankle specifically whilst enabling him to start running/loading the ankle with minimised risk of any further lateral injury. Essentially the sooner one is out of a cast or moon boot, the more players can get into the restrengthening activities. Intertwined with the MalleoLoc® is our class Cocoon® compression socks. Swelling management is a critical part of rehabbing faster. The compression socks were 3D measured by Bauerfeind’s BodyTronic 600® system which is a 99.8% accurate scanner which then recommends a precision fit size that we have subsequently fitted Cleary with (see image attached). We can ensure a medical grade of compression alongside a lateral stabiliser that Cleary can use whilst re-strengthening occurs thereby minimising swelling as well as minimising the risk of further lateral injury. Then, as soon as Cleary has increased strength and ability to load the ankle, he will transition to the MalleoTrain Plus®. The MalleoTrain Plus® is a unique three-in-one product offering medical grade compression, lateral and medial silicon supports as well as an intertwined figure eight strap. This will provide added levels of support whilst being able to sprint and load as required for Cleary as he looks to cement his availability. Cleary can run in the MalleoTrain Plus®, even during game time; the compression helps swelling and the silicone and strapping will support him throughout training and the game hence giving him strength, support and all-important confidence. Finally, Cleary was also provided with Bauerfeind’s Ball and Racket socks which is a knee length compression sock with an intertwined figure eight in the sock which provides added levels of stability for the ankle as well as swelling management. For more information or to interview Walid Yassine about Cleary’s recovery using Bauerfeind, please contact Anna Abignano on Tel: 0411 481 477 or anna@allaboutpr.com.au The ‘super gear’ helping Cleary get to Origin III 2019-07-03T02:27:35Z the-super-gear-helping-cleary-get-to-origin-iii Bauerfeind Australia, the official compression and supports supplier to the NSW Blues this State of Origin rushed out to Penrith last Thursday to fit Nathan Cleary with their German medical-grade ‘super gear’, adding a dimension to help speed up Cleary’s recovery program to help give him every chance possible for Origin III. Walid Yassine from Bauerfeind Australia fit Cleary with a medical grade ‘combination ankle kit’ in a bid to get him to Sydney on July 10. He started by stabilising the injury so he can train without further risk, then added a compression sock to minimise swelling before Cleary will finally transition to a three-in-one support to add further stability so he can train in the lead-up to the game as well as potentially play with full supports in place (see below detailed description of the Bauerfeind combination ankle kit). All products fitted were based on Bauerfeind’s state-of-the-art Bodytronic 600® 3D scan Cleary undertook to ensure perfect fit (see image attached). Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler said the players wore the Bauerfeind compression garments on the plane to and from Perth for Game Two, as well as during and post training and others during the match. “In elite sport, it is all about the one per-centers so we were very keen to embrace the use of the Bauerfeind compression garments because they are considered the best products in the world,” Fittler said. “The players were really happy with them and wore them regularly on and off the field,” he said. Says Walid Yassine, “Our products are leading-edge, we are the official supplier to the Olympic Games and pro-athletes such as the NBA’s Dirk Nowitzki attributes a very long career because of our compression and supports that speed up recovery and enhances performance. It’s truly ‘super gear’ that Cleary – and the rest of the team - is wearing which is having a huge impact in their game overall and with Cleary’s recovery.” ABOUT THE COMBINATION ANKLE KIT by Walid Yassine, Managing Director of Bauerfeind The MalleoLoc® was used to laterally stabilise Cleary’s ankle. A moon boot is great to stabilise an injury however it also deactivates several perfectly fine other muscles, so as soon as it is safe to do so it is best to get out of the moot boot and start restrengthening. The MalleoLoc® can laterally stabilise Cleary’s ankle specifically whilst enabling him to start running/loading the ankle with minimised risk of any further lateral injury. Essentially the sooner one is out of a cast or moon boot, the more players can get into the restrengthening activities. Intertwined with the MalleoLoc® is our class Cocoon® compression socks. Swelling management is a critical part of rehabbing faster. The compression socks were 3D measured by Bauerfeind’s BodyTronic 600® system which is a 99.8% accurate scanner which then recommends a precision fit size that we have subsequently fitted Cleary with (see image attached). We can ensure a medical grade of compression alongside a lateral stabiliser that Cleary can use whilst re-strengthening occurs thereby minimising swelling as well as minimising the risk of further lateral injury. Then, as soon as Cleary has increased strength and ability to load the ankle, he will transition to the MalleoTrain Plus®. The MalleoTrain Plus® is a unique three-in-one product offering medical grade compression, lateral and medial silicon supports as well as an intertwined figure eight strap. This will provide added levels of support whilst being able to sprint and load as required for Cleary as he looks to cement his availability. Cleary can run in the MalleoTrain Plus®, even during game time; the compression helps swelling and the silicone and strapping will support him throughout training and the game hence giving him strength, support and all-important confidence. Finally, Cleary was also provided with Bauerfeind’s Ball and Racket socks which is a knee length compression sock with an intertwined figure eight in the sock which provides added levels of stability for the ankle as well as swelling management. For more information or to interview Walid Yassine about Cleary’s recovery using Bauerfeind, please contact Anna Abignano on Tel: 0411 481 477 or anna@allaboutpr.com.au Sydney Sports Podiatrist Feet Heel Pain Foot Gait Abnormalities Strains And Cures 2019-06-26T22:00:20Z sydney-sports-podiatrist-feet-heel-pain-foot-gait-abnormalities-strains-and-cures Why heel spurs are not always the cause of heel pain For people that suffer from heel pain, heel spurs have become a catch-all presumed cause and are therefore often cited as being the culprit. But this is not always the case. A heel spur can develop without causing any pain, and heel pain has a number of other possible causes. Formed by a calcium deposit developing into a bony protrusion on the underside of the heel bone, a heel spur is often painless but can cause heel pain. It’s often associated with plantar fasciitis, which is the inflammation of the fibrous band of connective tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel bone to the ball of the foot. RELATED ARTICLE: Sports Podiatry Roseville Sydney CBD On Feet Injury Foot Pain Ankle Sprains Toes The strain on the foot muscles and ligaments, stretching of the plantar fascia and repetitive tearing of the membrane that covers the heel bone can cause the development of a heel spur. The condition is especially common amongst athletes engaging in activities that include frequent running and jumping. Hence the cause of pain is not the heel spur but injury to the soft tissue surrounding it. A heel spur can only be positively identified by means of an x-ray, where it can them be seen to extend forward by as much as half an inch. Without x-ray evidence, the condition may be referred to as ‘heel spur syndrome’. The pain is described by patients as a stabbing pain that is often worse first thing in the morning or after a long period of sitting down - this is as a result of a sudden elongation of the fascia band, which stretches and pulls on the heel upon standing up. Risk factors contributing to the development of heel spurs: Walking gait abnormalities that put excessive strain on the heel bone, ligaments and nerves near the heel. Frequent running on hard surfaces. Ill-fitting or worn-out shoes, especially if they lack adequate arch support. Being overweight. Ageing, which decreases the flexibility of the plantar fascia and thins the protective fat pad over the heel. Diabetes. Spending much of the day on ones feet. Frequent short bursts of physical activity. Flat feet or high arches. What are the other possible causes of chronic or intermittent heel pain? Principal Sports Podiatrist and Director for Footwork Podiatry, Mark Lin, has this to say, “A heel spur does not always cause pain. Research has shown that 15% of the general population have heel spurs that don’t cause any pain. More often, it’s the related factors contributing to the formation of the heel spur that are the cause of the pain. Mechanical stress, repetitive pressure, inflammation or tears in the plantar fascia are the most common causes of heel pain. Therefore, instead of treating the heel spur and trying to get rid of it, we instead focus on a rehabilitative and corrective treatment approach to address the underlying cause of the heel pain.” RELATED ARTICLE: Roseville Sydney Sports Podiatry Foot Fungal Nail Infections Laser Therapy Solutions Lin is an authoritative expert on the subject, and he describes a number of other condition could be the real reason behind nagging heel pain: Achilles tendinitis- inflammation of the Achilles tendon is common among people to partake in a lot of running and/or walking lot and have tight tendons. When the tendon is strained over time, the fibres stretch or tear along the length or where it attaches to the heel bone. This leads to inflammation, pain and the possible growth of a bone spur. The condition is aggravated by chronic irritation as a result of an active lifestyle, and activities that put excessive strain on an already tight tendon. Heel bursitis (subcalcaneal bursitis) - an inflammation of the bursa (a fibrous, fluid-filled sac) under the heel bone. The pain is typically more pronounced in the centre of the heel and worsens during the day. Tarsal tunnel syndrome - presenting as a burning or tingling sensation underneath the heel and within the arch of the foot, this syndrome may also cause occasional loss of sensation on the bottom of the foot. It’s caused by compression of the tibial nerve as it passes the inside of the ankle. Severs disease (calcaneal apophysitis) - this usually affects growing active children between the ages of 8 and 12, especially during a growth spurt and results from inflammation of the Achilles tendon where it attaches to the heel bone. If you're struggling with heel pain, Footwork Podiatryis always on hand to assist and answer any questions you may have. They’ll point you in the right direction to put your heel pain behind you, so you can get back to doing what you love. They offer a range of advanced manual therapies and unique hands-on treatment solutions to common problems of the foot and lower limb. Footwork Podiatry takes top-quality care seriously and is your go-to source for any running related injuries. Find them in two convenient locations, in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. For further information, visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinic to book online, or call Mark Lin or Wei Lee and their friendly team on +61 2 9416 7889. The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. miRunners announce appointment of Vicky Leonard & Blake Matthews to Board of Directors 2019-06-25T07:18:00Z mirunners-announce-appointment-of-vicky-leonard-amp-blake-matthews-to-board-of-directors Sydney June 25, 2019 The 99 Sports Pty Ltd Board (parent company of miRunners and miStable platforms) is pleased to announce the appointment of Vicky Leonard and Blake Matthews as a non-executive directors. Vicky Leonard who was in 2018 named among the most influential people in global racing under the age of 35, is the managing director of the innovative marketing, strategy and design firm Kick Collective as well as TDN Aust/NZ.  Vicky’s passion is centred on ensuring the racing industry has a future, which aligns well with the miRunners ownership model, aimed at materially impacting the number of people who race horses in Australia.  Vicky states, “I have always been motivated by inspiring ideas and what miRunners are doing could prove a key innovation in contributing to the future proofing of the racing industry. The thrill of ownership and a deep connection with the thoroughbred are the racing industry’s key assets, these are assets that no other competing entertainment option can offer. The sport of racing needs to evolve from the tradition of being priced only for the wealthy and miRunners have done this via a trusted, transparent structure that allows mainstream populations to experience premium level, yet affordable ownership”.  “Like all entertainment options, the racing industry too must innovate to survive, it must use technology to connect with the next generation and with an animal welfare movement dominating the conversation within racing, we must rebuild and reconnect the bond between human and horse. I am extremely motivated to be working with miRunners on such an important industry opportunity”. Blake Matthews’ joins the board as a non-executive of the NSW Racehorse Owners Association an experienced Manager in the Chartered Accounting and Professional Services space with the well respected AH Tighe & Associates. Aside from bringing with him critical expertise in financial management and corporate governance, Blake brings to the table a deep seeded passion for the future of racing.  “I accepted the position as a non-executive director of NSWROA with a knowledge that the next generation is going to be critical in shaping the future of what is a truly wonderful sport, said Matthews. “Race days as a whole have a live atmosphere that can rival the best of our domestic sporting codes. Coupled with growing prizemoney and competition I see a future where Racing is a true top tier sport for everyone to enjoy. Having the privilege to join the NSWROA board I'm excited by the opportunity to now potentially shift the dial in racing with miRunners”.  “The opportunity through miRunners to change the sport for the betterment of just so many, immediately grabbed my attention. Removing the traditional barriers to entry in racing brings with it significant execution requirements and we have a lot to do. However, I have been working with the miRunners team for a while now and this is a group of people who are motivated to ensure racing not only survives in the future but thrives as well”. CEO and co-founder of miRunners Steve Brown welcome the appointments. ”As a $5bn industry,  being reliant on the ageing heartbeats of just 100000 owners, seems quite a risk to take.''  “Whilst miRunners is years in the making, since we have launched, in a relatively short space of time we have introduced thousands of Australians into this wonderful industry through ownership”. “This is importantly a premium level experience, via expensive horses made affordable and digitally accessible via the 1000 ownership unit structure. Two thirds of our owners to date are aged 35-44 and under and two thirds have never owned a racehorse before”. “This however is just the beginning and with much to do, these appointments will likely prove key in our quest, as we take the responsibility of what we are doing extremely seriously.” Blake Matthews and Vicky Leonard’s appointments will be effective from 1 July 2019.  ENDS About miRunners miRunners is changing the face of Australian thoroughbred racing, making horse ownership accessible to all Australians.  For most of history, ownership of thoroughbreds was limited to a select few with high costs and obstacles making it incredibly difficult for the everyday Australian to enjoy the ownership experience. The miRunners model has changed all that as we aim to bring the best horses together with the best trainers and make them affordable so anyone who has a passion for racing can experience ownership. There is no secret to our formula: we simply purchase a premium racehorse, match it up with a top tier trainer and split the purchase cost into 1,000 units. No mark up.  For example: when the first miRunners horse – Saganaki, was purchased at the Gold Coast Magic Millions for $165,000, the horse was split into 1,000 units which were available to purchase for $165 each. We expect any horse we purchase to be in the $165,000-300,000 price range and every horse we purchase will be divided into 1,000 equal units. If the horse wins, the owners’ share of win is also distributed equally by 1,000 units. miRunners makes its fees from the monthly fee. $11 (inc. GST) covers the communication and administration, $5 per month covers all the insurance, food and training fees. Total fees for your first unit will be $16 per month but only $5 for any subsequent units in the same horse. No matter how many units you own in a horse, you pay the $11 (inc. GST) component for your first unit only. The miRunners ownership experience: No matter if you own a single unit or if you own 20, every unit holder is given the full ownership experience which includes: Updates direct to you from your leading trainer/stable in real time Pro-rata share in prize money won Pro-rata share in sales proceeds at end of racing career Opportunities to meet your horse and your trainer Private area on race day (dependent on the race day conditions) Certificate of ownership A chance to add a premium thoroughbred horse to your family The opportunity to develop life-long friendships A dedicated Australian based customer service team on phone, email and facebook Sydney Sports Podiatrist Feet Ingrown Toenail Nail Pathology Deformity Foot Pronation 2019-06-20T22:00:50Z sydney-sports-podiatrist-feet-ingrown-toenail-nail-pathology-deformity-foot-pronation Why 1 in 10 people suffer from ingrown toenails worldwide An ingrown toenail is an unwelcome affliction that is actually extremely common - one in ten people suffer from them globally. This is because there are a number of different contributing causes to the development of the condition, including lifestyle habits, hereditary biomechanical issues, trauma and ageing. Mark Lin is Australia's leading sports podiatrist, Principal Sports Podiatrist and Director of Sydney-based Footwork Podiatry, and he says "most at risk are people who play a lot of sport, women who wear narrow shoes and older people who have difficulty in trimming their nails properly. RELATED ARTICLE: Roseville Sydney Sports Podiatry Foot Fungal Nail Infections Laser Therapy Solutions Lin describes key factors that cause an ingrown toenail: Trauma - stubbing or hurting the toe can change the nail shape, as can activities that involve repetitive pressure on the toes like kicking or landing on the toes. Nail pathology - disorders such as psoriasis and fungal infections can also cause abnormal changes to the shape of the nail. Improper trimming - the most common cause, cutting the nails too short can lead to the skin folding over the nail edge. Ill-fitting shoes - another common cause, compressing the toes in a narrow shoe encourages ingrown toenails. Toe deformity or foot pronation- if the big toe deviates towards the small toes or pronation of the foot causes unusual pressure on the side of the toenail, this can contribute to the development of an ingrown toenail. Pincer nails -this is an abnormal curvature of the nail, more common as people age, which makes the nail more susceptible to digging into the skin. Surgery is a very effective traditional treatment for ingrown toenails with a high success rate of eliminating the problem permanently, but may not be the treatment of choice for everyone. Nail bracing is a gentle alternative to surgery and a unique solution that corrects unhealthy toenail curvature. A nail brace is fitted to the nail, gently lifting the nail out of the nail fold over time. Simple - the brace is simply bonded across the surface of the nail, and does not need to be pre-stressed or shaped Quick- applied in seconds and delivers a speedy healing process Painless- the treated nail is gently lifted out of the nail fold. The BS nail brace system has been used successfully worldwide in over 30 countries and is a game changer in the treatment of ingrown toenails. RELATED ARTICLE: Sports Podiatrist and Muscles Specialist from Footwork Podiatry in Roseville Sydney CBD Explains Gait Feet and Running Injury Lin describes how the BS Nail Bracing system works: A flat fibreglass brace is mounted to the ingrown toenail, and the nail brace creates a spring tension that lifts and holds the nail out of the nail bed. By this process, both the nail and the nail bed are straightened. This is a painless and gentle procedure suitable for everyone, with symptomatic relief reported in 30 minutes or less. The tension of the brace works for approximately 3 - 4 weeks, after which a new brace is fitted to reinforce the changes to the shape of the nail. Significant improvement is usually seen after 2 to 4 applications, depending on the severity of the problem. Footwork Podiatryare the first and only trained providers in Sydney to offer this revolutionary treatment, as part of their commitment to staying at the forefront of lower limb treatment. Lin says, “Our unique hands-on treatment techniques are designed to provoke the body’s own healing response. We provide advanced manual therapies and alternative solutions for common problems like ingrown toenails, and our holistic and corrective care approach has a proven track record of success in resolving acute and chronic conditions where others have failed. Our mission is to improve our patients quality of life and help them feel at their best. We genuinely love to help, and through our advanced treatment methods we can identify and address the root causes of the problem to achieve long-lasting improvement.” Footwork Podiatry is situated in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. (Ingrown toenail nail bracing only available in Roseville). Contact them to receive the best treatment advice for your ingrown toenail. Find them in two convenient locations, in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. For further information, visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinic to book online, or call Mark Lin or Wei Lee and their friendly team on +61 2 9416 7889. The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. Sydney Sports Podiatrist Nail Bracing Feet Ingrown Toenail Nail Pathology Deformity Foot Pronation 2019-06-19T22:00:51Z sydney-sports-podiatrist-nail-bracing-feet-ingrown-toenail-nail-pathology-deformity-foot-pronation How to relieve an ingrown toenail at home without seeing a podiatrist An ingrown toenail is one of those pesky minor ailments that can cause a lot of pain, discomfort and inconvenience. Wearing enclosed shoes becomes problematic when even the slightest pressure on the affected toe can cause additional pain. It can make walking uncomfortable and rule out playing any kind of sport until the issue is resolved. What exactly is an ingrown toenail? Mark Lin is Australia's leading sports podiatrist, Principal Sports Podiatrist and Director of Sydney-based Footwork Podiatry, and he says "Improper nail trimming, tight-fitting footwear, trauma or pressure from the adjacent toes can cause the edge of the nail to grow into the skin, causing inflammation, swelling, infection and pain." RELATED ARTICLE: Sydney Leading and Affordable Sports Podiatrist Reveals Best Foot Pain Treatments In Australia Fortunately, there are some effective remedies you can try at home before seeing a podiatrist for this common ailment, says Lin. Prevention is always better than cure, so to avoid ingrown toenails, make sure to always cut straight across and not down into the sides, as this can cause the skin to grow over the edge of the nail. If you are in the habit of picking at your nails, stop doing that as picking can cause tiny splinters of nail to puncture the skin. Try soaking the affected foot in a basin of warm water with a few tablespoons of Epsom salts or a 1/4 cup of vinegar to reduce the swelling and pain. Vinegar has an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect and apple cider vinegar has antifungal properties too. Soak the foot for up to 20 minutes, three times a day and dry thoroughly afterwards. Avoid wearing tight-fitting socks and shoes that compress the toes together as this will only aggravate the condition. You can try placing a small cotton ball between the affected toes to relieve the pressure on the toenail. If you have tried all of the above without much relief, suffer from recurring incidents and would like an alternative to surgery, Footwork Podiatry is on hand to assist. Lin highly recommends a revolutionary new treatment modality called nail bracing. “Nail bracing is a unique solution to ingrown toenails, utilising a fibreglass brace that is fitted to the toenail. The brace corrects the curvature of the toenail, thereby lifting the toenail out of the nail fold gently over time, without pain." RELATED ARTICLE: Sports Podiatrist and Muscles Specialist from Footwork Podiatry in Roseville Sydney CBD Explains Gait Feet and Running Injury "This treatment technique has a high rate of success and we’ve consistently seen a vast improvement in patients with recurring incidents. It’s quick to apply, painless and provides symptomatic relief as soon as thirty minutes after application. This is the perfect solution for people who would like to avoid surgery and our podiatrists are highly experienced in the technique," Lin concludes. Footwork Podiatry are leaders in the provision of holistic solutions to injuries and conditions of the lower limb. They’re passionate about helping people to improve and maintain their health and believe that looking after the feet is the key to maintaining an active healthy living for as long as possible. Footwork Podiatry is situated in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. (Ingrown toenail nail bracing only available in Roseville). Contact them to receive the best treatment advice for your ingrown toenail. Find them in two convenient locations, in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. For further information, visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinic to book online, or call Mark Lin or Wei Lee and their friendly team on +61 2 9416 7889. The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. Sydney Sports Podiatrist Intoeing Pigeon Toe Metatarsus Adductus Tibial Torsion Femoral Anteversion 2019-06-18T22:00:30Z sydney-sports-podiatrist-intoeing-pigeon-toe-metatarsus-adductus-tibial-torsion-femoral-anteversion Intoeing worsened by the 'W' sitting position Intoeing, or having a pigeon-toed gait is a phenomenon often seen in young children and is sometimes a cause for concern for parents. An intoed gait is when the feet are turned inwards instead of outwards. Infants are sometimes born with the condition but it usually corrects itself without treatment as they get older. There are three common structural problems of the leg and foot that cause intoeing: Metatarsus adductus - the most common cause, this is where the foot itself is curved; Tibial torsion - in this instance the shin bone is twisted inward, causing the feet to turn inward; and Femoral anteversion - the femur or thigh bone is twisted such that the entire leg is tilted inward, while the foot itself is straight. This can affect one or both legs. RELATED ARTICLE: Roseville Sydney CBD Sports Podiatry Recommends Heat And Ice For Foot And Leg Injuries A common contributing factor to the pigeon-toed gait in young children is ‘w sitting’, a position where the knees are bent, the feet tucked under and the legs are out to either side. The posture has been seen to be a common stance when kids are watching TV, but parents are now being urged to stop them from doing so. The Paediatric Therapy Centre warns that unless addressed by the age of two, the posture could affect the development of the legs and have a negative impact on children’s core strength and motor skills. Mark Lin, Australia's leading Sports Podiatrist and Director for Footwork Podiatry, says,” Intoeing is something we see often in young children but it’s not usually a cause for concern, as the condition often corrects itself. We discourage allowing children to sit in the ‘W’ sitting position though as this can exacerbate the condition. Should intoeing persist we would assess the range of movement of the hips and feet, as well the alignment of the leg and ankle and treat them with Trigenics techniques and foot mobilisation, complemented with some exercises and stretches. In some cases, we would prescribe orthotics to improve the alignment of the foot.” Foot Mobilisation Techniques (FMT) is a manual therapeutic method that aims to naturally improve the position of the joints. The joints are taken through their natural motions to break up adhesions and restrictions, thereby allowing the body to naturally restore optimal biomechanics. TRIGENICS® is a neurological muscle assessment, treatment and training system which reprograms the way the brain communicates with the body. Principal Sports Podiatrist and Director for Footwork Podiatry, Mark Lin is the first Podiatrist in Australia to be trained and specialised in this unique neuro-muscular treatment system. RELATED ARTICLE: Roseville Sydney CBD Sports Podiatry Cures Runners Of Achilles Tendinitis, Runners Knee Footwork Podiatry offers advanced manual therapies and alternative solutions to common problems of the foot and lower limb, employing a range of unique hands-on treatment techniques that are non-invasive, gentle and safe for young children. Footwork Podiatry takes top-quality care seriously and is your go-to source for any running related injuries. Find them in two convenient locations, in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. For further information, visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinic to book online, or call Mark Lin or Wei Lee and their friendly team on +61 2 9416 7889. The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. GLOBAL GAMING PHENOMENON FORTNITE RETURNS TO THE MELBOURNE ESPORTS OPEN 2019-06-18T00:02:22Z global-gaming-phenomenon-fortnite-returns-to-the-melbourne-esports-open Melbourne, Australia - June 18, 2019 - ESL and TEG Live have today announced that this year’s Melbourne Esports Open™ will feature the return of the smash hit from Epic Games, Fortnite.   Across the weekend of Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September, Fortnite fans will be able to join the action on an expanded “Fortnite Stage” in Margaret Court Arena, with action from the stage being broadcast in front of a live audience and online. Fans will also have the chance to play alongside popular content creators including ‘The Misfits’ on stage, with open tournaments running throughout both show days.   Melbourne & Olympic Parks is fast becoming an epicentre for Fortnite after the successful running of the “Fortnite Summer Smash” at this year’s Australian Open.   Fortnite will also be featured with the “Fortnite Free-Play Field” – an area within the “JB Hi-Fi Game On Zone” which in 2019 expands into Melbourne Arena – offering attendees the chance to get hands-on with one of twenty consoles that will be available for play across the weekend.   Each day, an all-ages dance competition will give entrants the chance to get up on stage and perform their favourite Fortnite dance moves, with prizes up for grabs for the best performances. Senior Vice President of ESL Asia-Pacific Japan, Nick Vanzetti said; "Fortnite was a massive part of the Melbourne Esports Open last year, with players of all ages competing on stage in Margaret Court Arena.  We're excited to show Fortnite fans what we have in store for MEO 2019."   Following the success of the inaugural Melbourne Esports Open™ in 2018, which saw 12,000 esports fans attend across the two days, the 2019 event will expand to include activities within Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne Arena and Grand Slam Oval.   Ticket Information Fans can enjoy a weekend at the Open from as little as $37.90 (Junior 2-day Ground Pass), with single-day tickets starting at $19.90 (Junior Saturday Ground Pass).  For tickets and further information head to the Melbourne Esports Open website http://melbourneesportsopen.com.au or ticketek.com.au.   The Melbourne Esports Open is presented with the support of the Victorian Government via its tourism and major events agency Visit Victoria.   - ends -   For more information, contact: Alex Blaikie - PR | ESL Australia press.aus@eslgaming.com   Pamela Philip – PPR Pamela.Philip@ppr.com.au T +61 2 9818 0929M +61 478 701 734   Follow the Melbourne Esports Open on social media: https://www.facebook.com/MelbEsportsOpen/ https://www.instagram.com/melbesportsopen/ https://twitter.com/MelbEsportsOpen #MEO2019   ABOUT VISIT VICTORIA Visit Victoria is the State of Victoria’s primary tourism, business and major events company, leading the sector in creating, curating and communicating Victoria’s inspiring experiences to maximise visitation. Established in July 2016, Visit Victoria brings the best of Tourism Victoria, Victorian Major Events Company and Melbourne Convention Bureau under one brand that capitalises on commercial opportunities in an increasingly competitive and dynamic global tourism market. The team operates in a collaborative and agile environment that informs, connects and partners with industry and the Victorian State Government to amplify Victoria's profile.   ABOUT ESL: ESL, a part of the international digital entertainment group MTG, is the world's largest esports company, leading the industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline competitions. It operates high profile, branded international and national leagues and tournaments such as the Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL National Championships and other top tier stadium-size events, as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues and matchmaking systems. ESL covers a broad field of services in gaming technology, event management, advertising and television production, fully catering to the needs of the esports ecosystem. With offices in North America, Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Spain, China, and partners in many other countries, it has a truly global footprint (www.eslgaming.com).   ABOUT TEG LIVE: TEG Live is wholly owned by TEG, Asia Pacific’s leading ticketing, live entertainment and data analytics company. TEG Live is a dynamic and diverse promoter of live content in music, sport, family entertainment, esports and exhibitions. TEG Live connects millions of fans every year with unique live experiences and adds value to events with hospitality and sponsorship services. For more information, visit: http://www.teglive.com.au   ABOUT JB HI-FI: JB Hi-Fi is Australia’s Largest Home Entertainment Retailer. Famous for low prices, the biggest brands and genuine personal service from our experienced specialist staff. JB Hi-Fi has a huge range of products across Consumer Electronics, Home Appliances, DVD and Blu-Ray, Music, Console and PC gaming.ABOUT FAIRFAX EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT: Fairfax Events & Entertainment produces a portfolio of major events with an expanding calendar of culture, entertainment, food, sporting, business and family events attracting millions of participants each year. Fairfax Events & Entertainment partners with key stakeholders including advertisers, sponsors, charities, community groups, participants, sporting and government bodies. Some examples of the Fairfax Events are The Sun Herald City2Surf, Good Food Month, Night Noodle Markets, The Essential Baby & Toddler Show and American Express Open Air Cinemas.    ABOUT EPIC GAMES: Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic's Unreal Engine technology, which brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web, is freely available at unrealengine.com. The Epic Games store offers a handpicked library of games, available at epicgames.com. Follow @EpicGames for updates.     WHEELCHAIR RUGBY LEAGUE WELCOMES ICARE NSW AS A PLATINUM SPONSOR OF THE 2019 WHEELCHAIR RUGBY LEAGUE STATE OF ORIGIN 2019-06-17T23:00:35Z wheelchair-rugby-league-welcomes-icare-nsw-as-a-platinum-sponsor-of-the-2019-wheelchair-rugby-league-state-of-origin Wheelchair Rugby League Australia is thrilled to announce that icare NSW has come on board as a Platinum Sponsor of the 2019 Wheelchair Rugby League State of Origin to be held Saturday, 6th July 2019 at Quaycentre, Sydney Olympic Park.   Billed as one of the biggest events on the Wheelchair Rugby League calendar, the interstate challenge will see representative players compete for their state in this physical and exciting clash.   In announcing icare’s involvement, Wheelchair Rugby League Chair, Martin Meredith said “icare’s support of our game and this clash in particular is a very welcome development for our sport. There are definite synergies between the organisations in terms of facilitating and supporting resilience, rehabilitation, health and wellbeing. A number of our players are participants of icare, having come to the sport after workplace or motor vehicle accidents.”   icare Group Executive, Care and Community, Nick Allsop said icare was proud to be teaming up with Wheelchair Rugby League Australia and sponsoring the 2019 Wheelchair Rugby League State of Origin.   “Wheelchair Rugby League Australia has created a truly inclusive sport – an event and community that provides connection and inclusion for people from all backgrounds and abilities,” Dr Allsop said.   “We’re very excited that so many of our Lifetime Care and Workers Care participants will be welcomed at the match. Returning to recreational activities and engaging in the community can be a challenge after a life-changing injury. WRLA’s incredible athletes exemplify the empowerment, independence and choice we aspire to facilitate for our customers.”   The Wheelchair Rugby League State of Origin game will kick off at 3.00 pm. It will be preceded by a Redback and Bluetongues Push and Power game. About Wheelchair Rugby League   Wheelchair Rugby League Australia (WRLA) originated from the founding of the New South Wales Wheelchair Rugby League Association which was established in 2009, with the long term focus to make it a national sport.  WRLA introduced seasonal competition from 2010 which built awareness at all levels of the game including referees, players, coaches and administration of the sport and provide opportunities for athletes with disabilities within the league.   Our vision is to be recognised as an inclusive sport for all communities, provide pathways for participants to represent their respective states and to contribute to making it a global sport.     About icare   Insurance and Care NSW (icare) protects, insures and cares for the people, businesses and assets of NSW.    We provide workers compensation insurance to more than 326,000 public and private sector employers in NSW and their 3.6 million employees. In addition, we insure builders and homeowners, provide treatment and care to people severely injured on NSW roads; and protect more than $193 billion of NSW Government assets, including the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, schools and hospitals.   For more information, visit: www.icare.nsw.gov.au      How is Wheelchair Rugby League played? ​ This fast-paced game is played on an indoor court, about half the size of rugby league field. It follows a five-on-five format, using a rugby league football. A kick is achieved by a clenched fist and a tackle is achieved by removing a Velcro tag from the sleeve of an attacking player.  The game can be played socially and there are defined player pathways to representative level.   The game allows up to 2 able bodied athletes per team, meaning that members of families and mates can play alongside their siblings and friends.   Wheelchair Rugby League is an inclusive sport – a variation of the running game allowing athletes with disabilities to compete with and against able-bodied people. The emphasis is on the participation, health and well-being of individuals, personal performance, social interaction and self- esteem.   Wheelchair Rugby League aspires to provide an inclusive recreational activity and to promote fun, fitness and self-development while fostering good sportsmanship in a safe and positive environment.   See the Wheelchair Rugby League for more:   here   Wheelchair Rugby League Ambassadors are Brett Kimmorley and James Tamou.           Sydney CBD North Shore Sports Podiatrist Says Shoe Selection Prevent Injuries 2019-06-17T22:00:59Z sydney-cbd-north-shore-sports-podiatrist-says-shoe-selection-prevent-injuries Choosing your shoes wisely Probably the most popular form of footwear on the planet, sneakers have a long history. Did you know track and field star Jessie Owens wore Adidas when he won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics? Comfortable, versatile and trendy, running shoes have since become the go-to in casual footwear. But with so many brands and styles competing for your sneaker spend, it can be a tough choice deciding which to buy. These days there are athletic shoes for every kind of sport, from tennis and hiking to basketball and trail running. And then there are some that simply aren’t intended for sports at all. Podiatrists are reporting an increase in cases of people suffering various foot problems and injuries, as a result of wearing the wrong footwear for their chosen fitness activity. Choosing fashion over function and using casual sneakers for physical activity could see you suffering from ‘expensive sneaker disease’. Sneakers with a low pitch increase pressure on the achilles and calf tendons. Wearing shoes with the wrong width (either too narrow or too wide) can cause corns, calluses and bunions. And unstable shoes with insufficient support can wreak havoc on your ankles, especially during activities that involve quick changes in direction. RELATED ARTICLE: Foot Podiatrist from Footwork Podiatry in North Shore Sydney CBD Sports Clinic Explains Sore Ankle Flexibility, Growing Pain and Flatfeet Footwear Australia's leading Sports Podiatrist and Director for Footwork Podiatry, Mark Lin, recommends seeing a podiatrist before taking up a new sport, so as to get expert advice on the best type of shoes for your feet. “People’s feet are as individual as they are, and shoes that work for one may not work for another. Choosing the right shoes for the right activity is also very important, and good ankle support is crucial to avoid excessive stress and potential injuries. Investing in the right shoes can save you costly injuries later on. A good athletic shoe should provide both ankle and arch support and have a wide toe box that bends upwards, to give your toes plenty of room to move around naturally. Undertaking sports on a regular basis in shoes intended as casual wear will result in pain and injury at some point, affect your performance, and potentially cause long-term damage to your feet." Hence the importance of choosing your shoes wisely based on the activities you plan to perform in them. Ultimately, you’ll be doing your feet and your wallet a huge favour by choosing the right shoes for the right purpose, rather than being won over by the latest style. Footwork Podiatry is passionate about helping people improve and maintain their health, and share a philosophy that advocates special treatment of the feet due to their complexity. They believe that looking after the feet is the key to maintaining an active healthy lifestyle for as long as possible. RELATED ARTICLE: Roseville Sydney CBD Sports Podiatry Cures Runners Of Achilles Tendinitis, Runners Knee Offering a range of advanced treatment methods and hands-on healing techniques, they can assist with any foot pain or injury you may have. Footwork Podiatry is situated in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. Footwork Podiatry takes top-quality care seriously and is your go-to source for any running related injuries. Find them in two convenient locations, in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. For further information, visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinicto book online, or call Mark Lin or Wei Lee and their friendly team on +61 2 9416 7889. The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. Case Study: Quickly Create An Online Booking System For Complex Events 2019-06-12T03:31:03Z case-study-quickly-create-an-online-booking-system-for-complex-events Case Study: Quickly create an online booking system for complex events My experience using the system was excellent. It saved me countless hours. Lach Falvey, Development Convenor, Swimming Metro North East Summary Over $50,000 of event bookings and memberships have been successfully processed with this fast and simple online solution using WordPress, PayPal, Gravity Forms, Gravity View and GFChart. Client Situation The club knew it was a mess. Every year application forms were emailed to members. They would then print, complete, attach a cheque, put in an envelope and snail mail them back – sometime over the following days, weeks or months; if at all. The cheques were banked, except for the odd one that was rejected. The forms were collated, and information transposed onto a spreadsheet. This was all shared with the organisers. Everything was slow, nothing was up to date, it took a lot of effort to manage. And it was a huge chore. Despite steaming through 2019, this is still a typical scenario for many clubs and community groups. A lot of businesses too. The problem with existing online solutions There are some fantastic online event booking systems (Eventbrite, TryBooking, etc) but none of them was entirely satisfactory. Club events require a lot of additional information and selection choices, and these solutions were poor at collecting and collating through a friendly user interface. They all appear to be designed for seat bookings at venues on specified dates, maybe with tiered pricing, and some optional extras. Club events are different in that they run over several weeks, with competitors scheduling events, not seating, and whilst the difference seemed subtle, it wasn’t. Next, we looked at WooCommerce, the leading eCommerce solution for WordPress. It offers a near perfect customer front end solution, but where it fell down was on the back end. We couldn’t find a way to get a simple clean download of all the booking information. Maybe there is a solution out there somewhere, but we just couldn’t find one. The Solution Gravity Forms came to the rescue. It’s ability to collect complex information through forms and make it available for download via a simple csv file for spreadsheet viewing was key. It’s payment gateway add-ons gave us a way to collect money. So, we hired some cheap hosting, installed WordPress and a Genesis theme, and built a really basic website containing photos of previous club events, and information about future events. We opened a standard PayPal account, loaded Gravity Forms and the PayPal add-on, and our new booking system went live. We used the free ‘members’ plugin to provide basic access control and the free ‘Gravity Forms Directories and add-ons’ plugin to display a simple list of bookings to selected people with access. The system worked a treat for customers, and the administrators loved the speed and ease of downloading all booking details into a spreadsheet. What was missing was a simple dashboard giving an overview of bookings. GFChart to the rescue. GFChart provided the missing dashboard capability. Available as a plugin which extends Gravity Forms to display live data in charts, it is used to display a dashboard that tells administrators which events are selling well and where there is an opportunity to invest extra sales effort. Continued System Enhancements Since this Case Study, the core event booking capability has been rolled out with other clients, and modified for taking club membership payments. Examples and New Features Bookings form which fronts the dashboard shown above. Squad booking form. Dashboard for an online training system built using GFChart. Significant additional enhancements of GFChart have taken place that will provide an even better solution for your bookings needs. Gravity Forms booking overview. Survey Customiser Display Charts in Emails and PDF’s Buy GFChart Now Sports Podiatry Roseville Sydney CBD On Feet Injury Foot Pain Ankle Sprains Toes 2019-06-10T22:00:09Z sports-podiatry-roseville-sydney-cbd-on-feet-injury-foot-pain-ankle-sprains-toes Who should you consult first for an ankle sprain - a GP, Physiotherapist or Podiatrist? A sprained ankle is a common injury that many people will suffer from at some time in their lives. An unexpected movement can cause the foot to suddenly twist, forcing the ankle joint out of its normal position, and stretching or even tearing the ligaments around the ankle. People will often consult their GP or a physiotherapist as their first point of contact when they suffer an ankle sprain or injury. But a GP or physiotherapist may not always have enough experience and the specialised knowledge to effectively determine the extent of the injury and prescribe appropriate treatment to help you get relief from pain and provide a long-term rehabilitation plan to restore the ankle strength and movement. RELATED ARTICLE: Leading Sydney CBD and North Shore Sports Podiatrist New Toe Nail Bracing Treatment for Ingrown Toenails Eliminates Need for Surgery A delay in the correct treatment often means prolonging the recovery time, with the added risk of long term damage to the ankle. This can negatively impact daily physical activity, lead to an inability to take part in sports activities and result in lingering or recurring pain that can last for years. An incorrectly treated ankle sprain can even lead to the early onset of arthritis in the ankle. Mark Lin, the Principal Sports Podiatrist and Director for Footwork Podiatry, comments, “It’s really important to get the right diagnosis from the start in order to avoid long term damage. Seeing a sports podiatrist will ensure that you get the best rehabilitative treatment, to eliminate pain, restore full movement and function, and reactivate the muscles to support the ankle. Our specialised techniques will address any joint displacement and realign the ankle joint, facilitating a full and speedy recovery and prevent a recurrence. With timely treatment, our patients are usually able to get back to their usual level of daily movement including sports activity in the shortest possible time. In many cases, our treatment will not only restore optimal function but actually make the ankle stronger and more stable than before the injury. This is because we also address any pre-existing biomechanical issues during the treatment of the injury.” RELATED ARTICLE: North Shore Sydney CBD Foot Podiatrist Says Kinesiology Sports Tape Might Help Prevent Injuries and Reduce Inflammation Pain Footwork Podiatry will not only assess and treat your symptoms, but they will also perform a measurable and functional assessment to determine whether you are at risk of other pain and injuries. Their latest evidence-based assessment system allows them to collect meaningful data that converts to an accurate treatment plan as well as determine when you can get back to playing sports safely. “We believe the body has an incredible capacity to heal itself from injuries. Our range of revolutionary, evidence-based treatment modalities, advanced manual therapies, alternative solutions and unique hands-on treatment techniques work to stimulate the body’s own healing response. Using Foot mobilisation, Trigenics, low-level laser therapy, and corrective exercises, we offer the most effective treatment to treat a sprained ankle,” says Lin. The team at Footwork Podiatry undertake regular in-house training and ongoing professional development in order to stay at the forefront of musculoskeletal skills. This ensures that their customers receive the most up-to-date and evidence-based clinical assessment and treatment. Footwork Podiatry is situated in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. They are dedicated to improving the quality of life and achieving people's optimal well-being. Visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinic to book online, or call Mark Lin or Wei Lee and their friendly team on +61 2 9416 7889 to get the best treatment advice for a sprained ankle and any other foot and leg injuries or conditions. The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. 2019 Korfball World Korfball Championships Team Selected 2019-06-09T03:37:58Z 2019-korfball-world-korfball-championships-team-selected Korfball Australia is pleased to announce the team for the upcoming 2019 World Korfball Championships has been selected. The tournament, to be played in Durban, South Africa, kicks off on the 1st of August, and runs until the the 10th of August. As has been previously announced, Tim Miller will lead the team as Head Coach, with Sharyn Bungey and Krissy Marshall supporting in Team Management roles. 2019 World Korfball Championships Team Females Amy Kubank (Flinders, SA)Bethan Channing  (Boomers, SA)Emily Hutchesson (Glenelg, SA)Georgia Bungey (Arista, SA)Lauren Charlton (Newcastle, NSW)Lauren Bungey (Arista, SA)Tamika Zilm (Nomads, UK) Males Andrew Hutchesson (Flinders, SA)Ben Wallace (Newcastle, NSW)Cameron McLean (Arista, SA)Greg Perry (Boomers, Vic)Jazz Zulfic (Flinders, SA)Jeffrey Vlietstra (KV Viko, Ned)Nik Bungey (Arista, SA)Zac Marshall (Arista, SA) The team takes a new look and feel to South Africa, with a new coach, seven players returning from last year’s Asia-Oceania Korfball Championships team and eight players making their Open Team or International debut. The full team, and all National Team updates, can be found on the National Team page. The team is a truly representative one, with players based in 2 continents, 3 countries, 3 Australian states, and representing 7 different clubs. Whilst this presents its challenges, this is a great sign for the ongoing development of Australian Korfball, and we look forward to more widespread representation as our newer regions and clubs continue to grow. As a smaller sport, Korfball in Australia doesn't receive any Government or other funding, and as such all training and tournament costs are borne by the players. Despite this, and with many opposing nations being funded, or even fully professional, Australia still ranks 10th in the world. In order to assist our players, and try and close the gap on the front running nations, Korfball Australia has launched a crowdfunding campaign. On this campaign, donors can donate to individual players, or the team as a whole. As an added bonus, any donations made by Australian tax-payers over $2 are tax deductible, thanks to our partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation. The team is already training together at regular training camps, which will continue until they depart for South Africa. Sports Podiatry Roseville Sydney CBD On Foot And Leg Injuries In Active Children 2019-06-05T22:00:58Z sports-podiatry-roseville-sydney-cbd-on-foot-and-leg-injuries-in-active-children Foot and leg injuries in active children Most people will agree that living an active lifestyle is a big part of keeping fit and healthy, for children as much as adults. For children, this often means taking part in sports programs at school or at independent sports clubs. But all sports come with a risk of injury at some point, be it rugby, football, tennis or athletics, and the feet and legs are often first in the firing line. Active children and adolescents are increasingly susceptible to foot and leg pain, deriving from a number of causes: Sever’s disease is an inflammation of the growth plate in the heel of growing children, caused by repetitive stress to the heel. A tight calf is often the biggest contributing cause! A condition known as Osgood-Schlatter disease is an inflammation of the area below the knee, where the tendon from the kneecap attaches to the shinbone and is a common cause of knee pain in growing adolescents. RELATED ARTICLE: Roseville Sydney CBD Sports Podiatry Cures Runners Of Achilles Tendinitis, Runners Knee Shin splints, or medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), is another common injury that active children or adolescents can suffer from. Repetitive stress on the shinbone and the fascia that connect the muscles to the bones can cause inflammation and pain. This is especially true when sports are undertaken without warm-up or cool down exercise, or where there are underlying biomechanical factors such as flat feet, weak ankles, hips or core muscles. Mark Lin, the Principal Sports Podiatrist and Director for Footwork Podiatry, played representative basketball during his childhood in Auckland and sustained numerous foot and ankle injuries during this time. Now as a father who is still active in social basketball and running, he understands the impact that such injuries can have on an active lifestyle, and the importance of managing and preventing such condition. Says Lin, “Chronic or recurring symptoms occur when there is an interference to the healing process such as scar tissues, biomechanical stress, structural misalignment, or repetitive strain. Our hands-on treatment techniques help to eliminate these obstacles to healing and to promote the body’s natural healing response. Footwork Podiatry offers a range of non-invasive rehabilitative techniques that they believe are the first line of treatment for foot and leg injuries in children. Their specialised techniques include foot mobilisation, Trigenics, and ART (Active Release Techniques). RELATED ARTICLE: Foot Podiatrist from Footwork Podiatry in North Shore Sydney CBD Sports Clinic Explains Sore Ankle Flexibility, Growing Pain and Flatfeet Footwear Foot Mobilisation Techniques (FMT) is a manual therapeutic method that aims to naturally improve the position of the joints. The joints are taken through their natural motions to break up adhesions and restrictions, thereby allowing the body to naturally restore optimal biomechanics. TRIGENICS® is a neurological muscle assessment, treatment and training system which reprograms the way the brain communicates with the body. Principal Sports Podiatrist and Director for Footwork Podiatry, Mark Lin is the first Podiatrist in Australia to be trained and specialised in this unique neuro-muscular treatment system. Active Release Techniques® (ART) is an effective hands-on technique that reduces pain and improves movement and is globally recognised as a leading treatment for soft-tissue injury. “Our treatment modalities are safe, eliminate pain without medication or surgery and address the underlying biomechanical causes of foot and leg pain. Our specialised techniques are designed to ensure long term improvements, helping children to stay pain and injury free, achieve optimal function, and improve their overall sports performance.” Footwork Podiatry is situated in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. For further information, visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinic to book online, or call Mark Lin or Wei Lee and their friendly team on +61 2 9416 7889. The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers.