On your feet all day? You need custom built support!
Tommy Conway - Chartered Physiotherapist and Director - OneHEALTH
On your feet all day, standing desk? working on site? Working on the farm? Behind a counter? Or on the shop-floor? Be it standing for long periods of time or walking over 10,000 steps a day you need to have the right support for YOUR feet! Too often I see clients who spend 10 -12 hours of their waking day on their feet and their lower back hurts, feet hurt, knees hurt and hips hurt and they have no support for their feet. They get home after work,Take off their shoes, boots and everything feels stiff and achy, they feel “like you're after running a marathon”.
See this is not how your body feels if you have the wrong support, you cannot solve this problem with stretches because you won't have enough time to reverse the changes. Think of it like this, if you are spending 10-12 hours a day on your feet, you need something that is going to be...
Growing pains - One foot shorter than the other.
Let me tell you a story.
There was a 12 year old boy called John, who started to develop pain in his right knee and foot. The young boy was a sport nut, a fanatic, he played hurling, football, soccer, tennis, darts, golf, you name it, he played it. The pain got worse and he was told to rest for a few months, “growing pains”. It wasn't an easy time for John but also for John’s mother as he was very annoyed that he couldn’t play any sport. Sometimes when he broke loose and ran riot he would come running back to his mammy in floods of tears, the pain. This broke his mothers heart for two reasons, one to see her son so frustrated with nothing to do and secondly to see him in pain.
They rested for 3 months but very little changed, John was stuck and suffering. They made the decision to get his feet checked. He was told he had “one foot shorter than the other”, his right foot was...