Diabetes week 2020

Learn about Diabetes and your feet

When high blood sugar affects nerves and blood vessels, they loose their ability to function. This leaves the person with nerve and blood vessel damage at a higher risk of foot trauma (they can’t feel it) and with a reduced capacity to deal with the foot trauma (the blood vessels can’t get blood to the area). The […]

Development of children’s feet: What you need to know

When your child first begins to walk, shoes should only be used when protection is needed from the ground. Allowing children to go barefoot or only wearing very soft shoes helps the foot to develop and assists in strengthening muscles. Sometimes children walk with their feet pointed inwards (in-toeing) or outwards (out-toeing). In most cases, […]

The 5 stretches you need in your daily routine

Stretching is important not only for athletes and regular gym-goers but for everyone. Age and lifestyle factors impact how well our bodies function and stretching can prevent tightness and muscle shortening which can result in pain and injury. How do you know what stretches you should be doing? We’ve put together the top 5 stretches […]

Important Deadline: Have you claimed your replacement orthotics yet?

A majority of our patients are eligible for 1 new pair of orthotics per year through their health insurance. Last year, we had a number of customers who missed the chance to claim a replacement pair and so we are offering a 10% discount on all replacement orthotic orders until the end of 2018. If you aren’t […]

Don’t Fall for It: A guide to preventing falls for older people

Slips, trips, and falls can happen to anyone, but they are more common and more significant as we get older because we are more likely to injure ourselves. People often dismiss falls as ‘part of getting older’ or ‘just not concentrating’ but they are often a warning sign that something is not right, so it […]