Foot Health Week has arrived! Between October 12-18, you’ll find free education, resources and even 20 minute free foot consults via Zoom. Sanders Podiatry is a member of The Australian Podiatry Association who are behind this initiative, and we have plenty of information promoting good foot health to share with you in our clinics.
APODA (The Australian Podiatry Association), is the largest and oldest peak body promoting foot health in Australia. This year their theme is “Get Back on Track – Fit Feet For A Better You!’, which is all about getting back to movement if you’ve been inactive or limited by pain.
Keeping your feet well for the long term
Your feet are an intricate and highly sophisticated structure of muscles, ligaments and bones, all of which take a great load on a daily basis. With so many moving parts, and with the intense daily work they do, a little bit of foot care goes a long way.
With the unexpected events of 2020 which has reduced normal activity and mobility for many people, we’ve seen more people with general foot pain this year. For our feet to remain well, we must keep them strong, mobile and supple. There are risks to leading a sedentary lifestyle which you can read more about here.
Keeping the feet strong and flexible maintains mobility and flexibility. This ensures structural alignment which is essential to keeping your feet supporting you properly as you go about your daily activities.
How do Australians feel after they see a podiatrist?
If you have any pain in your feet that you suspect may be caused by a lack of mobility, please give us a call and book an appointment. We help people for all sorts of conditions, from small niggles and pains to assessing their walking style, gaits and fitting orthoses.
Here’s some interesting data:
- 95% of Australians who have seen a podiatrist said their condition significantly improved.
- 25% of people who saw a podiatrist also had other health issues identified by their podiatrist, with 50% of those health issues being life-threatening.
Many Australians (1 in 2) have lower limb pain, to the point where it affects their sleep, exercise, ability to participate in sports and go for a walk. Unfortunately, many people will suffer from reduced activity, pain and frustration, seeing a podiatrist only after they’ve endured unnecessary discomfort.
The feet need movement to remain properly functioning. Regular podiatry checkups keep your feet healthy well into old age. We’ll help put into a place a remedial plan to help you get active and back to your favourite sporting activities again.
Foot Health Week 2020 – Events
You’ll find valuable resources and events on the Australian Podiatry Association website.
Here’s a summary:
Free Foot Health Assessments – arrange a complimentary 20 minute virtual assessment with a trained podiatrist via telehealth.
Foot Health Week Podcast – with so many myths about what podiatrists do, this podcast will be a be myth-busting with qualified podiatrists.
Foot Health Week Competition – enter their competition to win 1 of 5 $100 ASICS gift vouchers. Find all the details on the Foot Health Australia Facebook page.
Visit Sanders Podiatry during Foot Health Week October 2020
Sanders Podiatry has three locations around Adelaide for your convenience: Adelaide – Linden Park (opposite Burnside Shopping Centre), Stirling and Mount Barker. We help children, adults, the elderly, dancers and athletes.
We are passionate about keeping feet fit for longevity and wellbeing.
Contact us on the numbers below to make an appointment and we look forward to seeing you at the clinic: