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Dancers feet are always moving

Dancers seem so glamorous moving about on the stage, but when they head backstage and take off their shoes you see a much less glamourous picture. Staying on your feet and executing those tricky moves takes a lot of work and puts an awful lot of pressure on the feet. We work with the dance companies to help rehabilitate their dancers after injuries, as well as strengthening and supporting the dancers feet to prevent injuries occuring in the first place. If you are a dancer or work with dancers, this site has ways you can practically support a dancer's feet to keep them performing.

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Trainers for Training

Any podiatrist will emphasise the need to tailor your footwear depending on the activity you are doing. With the range of gym classes increasing all the time and due to advances in sports science and fitness trends, the need for a variety of different trainers has never been greater. Clearly you can always make do with a sturdy pair of running trainers; however, to ensure you can perform effectively, with better technique and form and with a reduced risk of injury, changing your footwear might not be such a bad idea. Read More 

Using gait analysis to improve your running

If you are getting inspired by the Olympics coverage and looking for ways that you could improve your running performance, it could be time to head to the podiatrist for gait analysis. Here are some ways that gait analysis can help a budding runner.  Identifying the right running shoes for each runner Different running shoes provide more or less support to different parts of the foot, which can help to make running much better on your body. Read More 

4 Tips for Beating Plantar Fasciitis

If you run, walk or stand a lot during your daily life, you may notice that your heels hurt, particularly when you first get out of bed in the morning. This pain is a characteristic sign of plantar fasciitis, a condition that affects the fibrous tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot. Plantar fasciitis can make everyday activities like walking extremely painful, so it's important to treat it quickly and effectively. Read More 

What are plantar warts and what should you know?

You can get a variety of different bumps and growths on your feet, though plantar warts are among the most common. These types of growths occur around the balls and heels of your feet since they come from the areas of your feet that get the most pressure while standing or walking. While not a serious condition, they do need treatment from your doctor. Here are some things to know about plantar warts. Read More 

How to Prevent Foot Injuries When Cycling

Cycling is a physically demanding pastime that can place a great deal of strain on your feet. The excessive, constant pressure can pinch the nerves, cause muscle imbalances and result in severe foot and leg pain. The following tips will help if you regularly encounter problems.  Do Some Sole Searching When you're buying cycling shoes, remove the insole and take off your socks. Sit down in front of a mirror and hold the insole in front of you. Read More