If you’re experiencing pain and stiffness along your Achilles area then chances are you may have Achilles Tendonitis. Achilles tendonitis is the inflammation of the Achilles tendon above the heel and can be caused by an increase in high impact activities such as running or jumping.

The Achilles tendon joins the calf muscle (Gastrocnemius) to the heel bone (Calcaneus) which is the largest and strongest tendon in the body; however, due to poor blood supply to the tendon, damage takes longer to heal than other soft tissue injuries.



What is Sever’s disease? 

Sever's Disease is a cause of heel pain in children. The disease occurs when the growth plate of the heel is repeatedly injured by excessive forces during adolescence. Typically, sever’s disease is common in physically active growing children. The growth spurt of adolescence commonly occurs anytime between 8-13 for girls and 10-15 for boys and generally, patients will describe a dull ache in the heel, particularly during activity


OAPL is excited to launch our NEW Plantar Fasciitis Support sock! It has been designed in-house by our team of podiatrists to offer relief of plantar fascial symptoms, heel and arch pain, and ‘first step’ morning pain.

Designed with multizone compression to relieve swelling and discomfort, our new Plantar Fasciitis sock includes an innovative silicone heel cushion for pressure release and advanced cushioning in every step. Providing you with a product that serves as an all day, everyday management solution for a range of heel and foot conditions.

OAPL is excited to announce the addition of Medstock wound care dressings into our range.

Medstock is an Australian owned and manufactured range of basic and advanced wound care products designed by a group of general practitioners. Commencing their operations in 2011, their motto is to support the healthcare community through a new approach to wound care; convenient and low cost products at a reasonable price.

We have introduced six styles of the Medstock range (see flyer below)

The care and cleaning of your nail clippers and instruments is vital to maintain the integrity and lifespan of your products. The cleaning technique may change depending on the material that they are made from. Always protect the cutting edges of your clippers and if they have a lock plate at the back use it when they are not in use.

Sterile single use instruments - the choice is clear.....

Bailey Instruments continues to produce a range of single use instrument solutions.  These instruments are an ideal choice as an alternate to running your own kits of sterilised instruments, a safety net for busy periods or during equipment failures or for domicillary care. Learn more about these innovative instruments below. 


Introducing our new Silicone Molding Putty to our range from Podopro - PP20. 


Silicone Molding Putty formulated specifically for podiatric use.

Used for molding:

  • interdigital wedges,
  • toe separators,
  • dorsal toe protectors
  • orthodigital splints.


PP20 is easy to use due to:

  • Quick setting time and longevity,
  • Flexibility and softness,
  • Great value for money. 2 x 250g


Click the link below for a step by step guide or alternatively view the youtube video. 

In 2017 OAPL are introducting a series of Webinars from two of our key suppliers as part of our education program. 


Below is a link to the Physiotools webinar to watch the first session. 

daniPro is a unique nail polish. 

It is a premium quality nail polish made without the 8 major toxins considered to be unhealthy.  Those toxins are: Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, TPHP, Toluene, Parabens, Xylene and Ethyl Tosylamide.  Almost all commercial nail polishes contain these. In a addition, daniPro is infused with Undecylenic Acid.


What is Undecylenic Acid? 

Introducing our Newmed Kronos 18 and 23L Sterilisers to our range!  

Each model features an instantaneous vaporizer outside the chamber which enables higher sterilization speeds whilst at the same time reducing water consumption.