Come Prepared for your First Appointment

To gain the best result in our time together

Information: In order to understand your concerns and to accurately identify your issues bring any relevant scans , x rays , and medical reports

Footwear: Bring the shoes that are a concern , or require review.

History: of injuries , past treatments that have influenced your journey .

We look forward to meeting you .

STEPtember

EACH YEAR WE AT WIDE BAY PODIATRY GET INVOLVED WITH COMMUNITY EVENTS AND THIS SEPTEMBER ITS TIME TO STEP IT OUT
In all seriousness Steptember is a fundraiser, raising awareness and funds for Cerebral Palsy, our inspiration is Ryder Sweetnam an amazing young boy and his equally wonderful family. who inspire us with their strength of character. and their tendacity.
“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”
-William Shakespeare

If your Feet Hurt, you Hurt All Over

One of the key factors to a happy and healthy old age is mobility.  Being able to move around freely and comfortably is essential to one’s lifestyle, health and sense of well being .

Comfortable feet go a long way in encouraging a person’s activity.  It is obvious that someone with painful feet will do as little walking as possible.

“ If your feet hurt, you hurt all over “.

You can change that by contacting a Podiatrist. Podiatrists are  trained in the diagnosis , prevention and treatment of  foot disorders

Being an Employee  in the Workplace

As an employee ,you can maintain your foot health by

  • Being aware of the hazards in  your workplace.  If you have concerns about your foot safety, alert  your workplace representative or your employer.
  • Reporting any foot pain or discomfort to your employer or safety officer.
  • Making sure your shoes fit properly and that you wear appropriate shoes for your workplace. ( Eg, safety shoes if applicable).
  • Remembering – feet shouldn’t hurt.  Sore feet are signs of problems.
  • Visit a podiatrist if you have a problem.

Frog Sitting Discouraged in the Child

When your child first begins to walk – usually  between the age of 10 and 18 mths – shoes are generally not necessary , unless a problem is detected.

Allowing your child to walk barefoot or sometimes to wear socks without shoes can help normal muscle development.  If shoes  are to be worn, they should be fitted by an experienced  fitter after the child has started to walk.

Sitting positions may also  affect your children’s feet and leg development.  In particular, try to discourage your children from “ frog sitting “ with their knees turned in and the feet turned out.

Sitting  with legs crossed is preferred .

 

Information sourced from  “podiatry and children”  by the Australian  Podiatry Council