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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.


Three reasons for choosing a specialist sports podiatrist

Podiatry is the treatment and prevention of injuries to the foot and ankle, including problems with the bones, muscles and tendons. However, many podiatrists specialise in sporting injuries. Here are some of the reasons why you should see a sports podiatrist if you regularly participate in sporting activities. Specialist knowledge Sports podiatrists will have studied sports science and will have a good knowledge of how the body works during sporting activities. Read More 

How to Make the Most of Your Podiatry Appointment

Being referred to a podiatrist can be exciting, as it can be the first step towards getting your foot problem treated. However, there are a few things you can do to make the most of your appointment, from preparing your feet to bringing a notebook with you. Get Your Feet Ready to Be Examined Your podiatrist has probably seen thousands of feet and doesn't care if yours look attractive. However, there are a few steps that you can take to make the appointment easier for both of you. Read More 

When to See a Doctor for Your Heel Pain

No pain that you're experiencing should be ignored or left untreated for several days, much less weeks, but of course certain minor aches and everyday pains can be easily treated with home remedies and rest. When it comes to heel pain, however, note when you might want to make an appointment with your family doctor or with a podiatrist, to ensure you're not facing any type of serious setback to your mobility, and to ensure you have any potential health condition treated as quickly as possible. Read More 

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