If you did not read our blog on kids feet and their development we have promised big about giving you the low down on kids shoes. The aim of this blog is to increase your knowledge of shoe characteristics for each stage of your kids feet and when to wear them.
Before we get into this I want to make this abundantly clear; this is a guide and we will refrain from naming specific models of shoes as every child’s feet require delicate selection of shoes that fit their feet and their requirements at their stage of development.
Now back onto characteristics; generally, the shoe brands are quite good at splitting their shoe models into different categories. If we use Clarks as an example they have ‘pre-walking’, ‘Toddler’ and ‘Junior’. Bobu...
Repeat after me- Children's feet aren't little adult feet.
They are incredibly different which means we need to think differently about them.
Over the next month we hope to increase your knowledge of kids feet so we can keep your little munchkin active.
Its likely that you are reading this because you have kids and want to learn how you can keep an eye on their feet and make sure things are 'normal'. We'll get to what's normal and what's not normal soon but first lets think about how they develop.
Those cute little toes and balls of softness when you look at a newborns feet - aren't they just to die for? Well the feet are so soft and squishy because they don't have any bones yet. Yes, its just sof...
Practice matches are just around the corner. You’ve done the hard yards over the warm summer months, the training circuits and beep tests are out of the way and you’ve been doing full ground drills for a couple of weeks. Hopefully you have read our blog about pre season training footwear.
Now is the time to consider what boots you’ll wear for the upcoming season, and we have broken it down into a few categories. Please read through and see which category you fall into, and if you currently have a lower limb injury then you should contact us for further advice.
Generally, most boots purchased would be what we call dry ground boots. However, in Tasmania, where the weather gods often don’t smile upon us, these may lack some traction as a feature of d...
While the cricket is in full ‘swing’ and dominating our TV screens with the primetime test match cricket, our footballers are getting back into pre-season.
The thought of pre-season generally brings up nightmares of beep tests (or YoYo test, its new incarnation), lots of distance running, circuits of push ups and sit ups, and if you are very lucky, some hill sprints.
It's our job to advise you on what shoes to think about wearing for the football pre-season.
Follow these steps to reduce your risk of injury:
1. Take both your runners and your football boots to pre-season training. Different activities require different shoes.
2. When running, wear runners of reasonable age. Anything over 12 months old should be replaced.
Did you know that the way you walk is one of the most common causes of knee arthritis?
We are starting to get a better understanding of how the repetitive - and often uneven - stresses created in joints when you walk eventually wear them out over time - very much like the tyre wear on your car when the wheel alignment is out of balance.
If you have had an injury to the joint - like an ACL or meniscal tear, then you are even more likely to get arthritis in your knees.
So what if we wheel aligned people? Could we even-out the wear & tear, slow down arthritis & reduce knee pain?
Evidence suggests that maybe we can!
If you have had knee pain for a while, had a knee injury, or have been told you have early stage knee arthritis, th...
People often ask if they really need to break in their new orthotics. If they can hurry up the process. Well that depends on your nervous system!
The instructions to your muscles for walking, running and any other activity you do, come from your brain - and your brain is VERY interested in your feet. The position your feet are in, the sensations from your feet like pressure and texture, where your body weight is balancing on your feet, all this information is fed back to your brain all the time. Your brain digests this information and sends back corrections to the muscles based on this input. This is called sensorimotor control, or neuromotor control...actually we have many names for it but its about the information coming in modifying the i...