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||9.00am to 7.00pm
In addition to these times, a receptionist will be on duty on:
Monday mornings 8.30am until 1pm,
Thursdays and Fridays 9am-12 midday.
We are proud to announce that Practice accreditation has been achieved again in January 2015
Caring for your feet in Sport
Our feet carry us the equivalent of five times around the earth in an average lifetime, yet we give them less attention that they deserve. Most of us are more fitness conscious these days. We jog, dance, do aerobics and a multitude of other sports.
Although we might feel healthier as a result, playing sport can have a distinctly unhealthy effect on our feet.
When we run our body weight can triple with our feet bearing the brunt of the stress at every stride. If we consider that each foot carries out an average of 1000 strides per mile, an 11 stone man of average size will process 112 tons of weight through each limb per mile!
How to look after your feet if you play sport:
Whether you are a professional athlete or play sport for health or fun, the demands made on your feet and lower limbs can lead to a range of injuries , including blisters, sprained ankles, torn ligaments, shin splints, knee pain, lower back pain and other joint or muscle problems.
Added to these are complaints such as corns, callous and athlete's foot. Running style, poor footwear and even minor limb length differences can also contribute to injury.
As in all aspects of footcare prevention is the key. You can help yourself by following these rules:
*Wash your feet every day and dry thoroughly.
*Wear good quality, well-fitting cotton socks.
*Always use the correct shoe for each sport and surface and if possible get them fitted
professionally. Sport shoes should support and protect the feet and be fit for the specific purpose.
*Get in shape. Being over weight or out of shape places added stresses on the feet.
*Condition yourself gradually with stretching exercises for about 15 minutes before and after any activity.
Your podiatrist will be able to give advice on suitable footwear.