Like many children his age, Jake is a boy who never stays still. Ever.
This vivacious 9 year-old LOVES his sport and wants to be involved in chasing anything that closely resembles a ball!
When we first met Jake at Junction Foot and Ankle Group, his concerned Mum said she brought him in after Jake started complaining of painful heels, especially after sport.
Fancy footwork makes for a good netball tactic. But while it might help your team on the scoreboard, you won’t get very far in the long term if you don't take care of your feet and ankles to ensure they don't sustain permanent damage from playing.
In typical Aussie larrikin style, our beloved national sport, Australian Rules football, is pretty infamous worldwide for its rough and tumble playing style.
High-impact collisions are not only a regular part of the game, but an expectation, and players wear minimal protective equipment. Needless to say, injury rates are pretty high