Orthotic Myth Busting

Foot orthotics are medical devices that go inside your shoes. They function to correct a person’s gait (walking) and biomechanics (movement). You may be familiar with the terms “insoles”, “arch support”, “cushioning”, “padding”, “flat feet. Presently, there is an overwhelming amount of information given by shop assistants, kiosks, online, friends or family and pamphlets. This…

Does Your Child In-toe?

INTOEING Intoeing or “Pigeon-toed” is a reasonably common condition. Intoeing can cause clumsiness, tripping and falling and leg and foot pain often dismissed as “growing pains.” In our first 6 years of life, our leg bones undergo a series of rotational changes. We start off with our legs rotated inwards making it look like this: Our legs…

What does a Podiatrist do?

A Podiatrist is that member of the healthcare team concerned with your lower limbs. Podiatry, a medical field dedicated to the lower limbs extending from the pelvis to the feet. Podiatry was developed as our lower limbs are vital for daily functions, yet prone to many problems. Walking Walking upright is a fundamental trait that…