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Great Ideas for Foot and Lower Leg health

Life is full of opportunities that we want to grab with both hands. However a moments though on how best to protect and look after our feet and lower legs and could pay dividends in the future. Here are many great ideas that just may keep you on your feet .



Comfortable Orthotics 

When seeing patients for the first time, many of them express concerns and reservations when it comes to their orthotics. "I have orthotics but they are uncomfortable" is a comment we often hear. I believe that it is possible to make an orthotic device that fits and feels comfortable for everyone who wears them.

There are going to be some feet that may present as a greater challenge than others. However, with the necessary adjustments and some fine tuning I still think it is possible to design and create an orthotic that provides comfort while providing efficient foot function. Read More...



Troublesome Summer Footwear: Sandals and Thongs 

Orthaheel thongsLeading into the warmer weather, now is the perfect time to be looking at an alternative footwear option for the summer months. Most of us like to spend this warmer period wearing sandals and thongs as they keep your feet cool.

Despite this perceived comfort, this style of shoe lacks the appropriate support most of us require and as many of you probably find, can't accommodate your orthotics hence this style of shoe is can leave you sore and tired after a long day on your feet. Read More...



Let’s get footwear savvy these spring races. 

Looking for alternative footwear this spring racing seasonLadies, the spring racing season is upon us! Whilst it is the perfect time of year to dress up in our fashion finest and indulge in a little pampering, the aftermath of it all can leave you with mixed the emotions of regret and self-pity. Unfortunately I can’t give you any advice on how to explain the hefty figure on the bank statement from buying that must-have dress, or how to deal with consequences of enjoying a little too much fruity lexia. I can however, give you a few pointers on what to look for in your racing footwear to keep your tootsies happy the whole day through. Read More...



5 tips on avoid foot or leg injuries this preseason 

Runner training smart to avoid injury this preseason.No matter what sport you play...football, netball, tennis...preseason training is about to kick off. For many suburban sporting clubs and sports people it already has. This time of year is often one where each club or team is trying to out do their competitors by training harder and getting fitter but it is also a time where old injuries return or new ones develop. The best thing you can do this season to get that edge over your competitors is prepare better to avoid injury. Below are a few simple tips on how to avoid foot and leg injuries this preseason. Read More...



Winter woes - Chilblains 

Chilblains are caused by rapid changes to the skin's temperature.Its winter and you have decided to brave the cold mornings with some brisk exercise. Firstly, congratulations on making it out from under your warm blankets and into the fresh frosty weather.

Getting up on a cold morning isn't an easy feat (no pun intended) and although the thermometer has dropped to low temperatures we can’t just say goodbye to exercise until spring. Exercise is an important daily routine that can help keep our bodies in good health. So what problems can our feet encounter whilst exercising in cold weather?  Read More...

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