Put a little Spring in your Step
With spring in the air, it is an opportunity to make the most of the outdoors, and many Tasmanians love to keep fit. Daniel Lewis and David Webby, Podiatrists from Kingston Beach Health Centre know it is important to help people have pain free feet, so they can enjoy the most out of their activities and keep fit.
In the past few weeks we saw 3,000 runners transverse the 21 km climb to Kunanyi/Mt Wellington summit. Daniel says he sees a lot of competitors from the Point to Pinnacle marathon suffering from blisters and foot pain, during the following week. He adds ‘we see a lot of sports people suffering with Knee pain, Shin Splints, Achilles Tendonitis, and Plantar Fasciitis. A lot of these injuries are from poor foot and leg biomechanics and can be easily fixed’.
David, who is a member of the Hobart Bush Walking club, knows how poorly fitted boots can cause discomfort through blisters and injury, and may compromise the safety of yourself and your party.
David says blisters are evidence of friction and pressure, and Podiatrists can assist with debridement, padding and assessing your gait and boots to determine the cause.
The Australian Podiatry Association are recommending that all athletes visit a Podiatrist as a part of their regular health check to aid the prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries.
Daniel Lewis Podiatry hosted a stand at the Lions Club ‘Spring into Health Expo’ held at Kingston Hub on the 16th of November from 11am to 3pm. Visitors came and received a free foot assessment. It was a great opportunity to share some of their podiatry knowledge with the local community.
To book an appointment with either Daniel or David at Kingston Beach Health Centre by ringing 6229 9844, or online at www.kbhc.com.au, to help you put a little Spring back into your Step.