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Jul 14, 2014

Can high heels damage your feet?

Very excited to have a little guest blog from our friends down at PodMed in Double Bay.  We treat alot of women with foot & lower limb problems…. when discussing aspects of their rehabilitation the wearing of high heels is often a question that comes up… So we asked the podiatrists…. they are at the end of the day experts when it comes to feet!


Categories Ankle Exercise & fitness General Issues Health and Wellbeing Tags feet high heels foot pain podiatry physiotherapy stretching strengthening orthotics

Jul 17, 2013

Do you take your feet for granted?

Have you ever stopped and thought about how much you need your feet… Seriously? I would almost argue they are one of the most, if not the most important body part. We use them to stand, walk, run, swim, drive, DANCE….. Yet despite them being somewhat vital to every life we really don’t give them much thought. We ram them into shoes of all shapes and sizes on a daily basis, often sacrificing comfort and support to strut around in excessively high jimmy choos that might look fabulous with your outfit but realistically your feet are in a world of pain and you secretly wish you could wear your runners to work!


The anatomy and alignment of the feet is very important. Together they contain more than 50 bones, 60 joints and over 200 muscles/ligaments and tendons to hold them together and allow for all the high impact demands we place on them.


Structural ‘differences’ in the arches or not giving our arches adequate support can result in overloading or over-stressing certain structures which can have severe consequences. (READ FULL BLOG HERE)


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Categories General Issues Tags feet pronation supination flat feet high arches