Getting One Step Ahead This New Year

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In January, we hear about all the planned fitness resolutions; to take up a new sport, focus on losing weight, getting fit, a healthier diet and these are all fabulous! But, while splashing out on a gym membership or fitness class bookings, can we also recommend that if there is one thing you are going to invest in this year, …

High Heels & Party Feet

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Podiatrist, Lawrence Bevan, shares his view on high heels, and gives us some invaluable heel wearing tips. It’s Christmas time and that, usually means parties, and that can mean party shoes. Whilst when it comes to high heels, my first advice would be – just don’t – I imagine I’m fighting a losing battle! There’s good evidence from research, that …

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Heel Pain in Children – Sever’s Disease

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Sever’s Disease – What Is It And What Can Be Done? By Hannah Gamble (Sports Massage Therapist) Despite sounding quite scary, Sever’s disease is a common heel injury that effects children between the ages of 8 and 15, most regularly seen between 9 and 12/13. It usually occurs during a growth spurt in physically active/sporty children and can be very …

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How Are Your Orthotics Made?

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By Podiatrist, Lawrence Bevan Many clinics offer corrective insoles – orthotics – but not many provide a hand made service like we do here.  Lawrence Bevan has over 25 years of experience in correcting lower limb biomechanical issues.  His approach is hands-on, and only uses technology as a design aid, rather than as the full design tool like many others. …

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Lacuna Method: Fungal Nail Treatment

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Fungal infection of the nail – known as onychomycosis – is the most difficult of the superficial fungal infections to treat. This is because most treatments available are topical agents (nail paints, ointments, and sprays), which are unable to penetrate the nail plate and reach the infected area. The active infection is usually in the skin beneath the nail (nail …

Staying Flexible – The Key To A Healthy Body

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We often talk about staying flexible, moving around, not sitting for long periods of time – and rightly so. As we know being stationary (especially sitting), usually with poor posture (slumping, crossing legs, favouring one leg while standing etc) puts extra pressure through our joints and makes our network of soft tissues work harder to support us – often ending …

Podiatry & Chiropody – What’s The Difference?

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Officially nothing! Podiatry is the more modern word for Chiropody, dealing with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of lower limb problems. Having said that, Chiropody is a more widely known / used word for the treatment of day-to-day foot problems such as toenail problems (thickened, fungal or ingrown), corns and calluses, verrucas, athletes foot and dry, cracked heels, while Podiatry …