Podiatrist Spotlight No. 2: Laura from StEPS Podiatry

Today we welcome Laura Devlin to our Podiatrist Spotlight. Laura is Lead Podiatrist in Biomechanics at StEPS Podiatry, Portland Street, Troon, Scotland.   What attracted you to a career in podiatry? I suppose it’s because it covers so many aspects of the human body. Podiatry considers everything from your basic movements to systemic health discrepancies, …

Why I Developed the Dr Anders Foot Product Range

As a podiatrist with many years experience, I felt really strongly that existing products on the market weren’t suiting people’s needs. They’d been developed by companies which didn’t have the same insight into patient care as myself, big brands who weren’t really thinking about the complexity of feet and the kind of products required to …

Hear Podiatrists’ Q&As in Our Weekly ‘Podiatry Spotlight’

Why would you want to look at feet all day? That’s a question podiatrists are asked time and time again. Feet aren’t the sexiest part of the body, and the podiatry profession doesn’t attract the same kudos as other areas of medicine. However, in a quiet, unassuming way my colleagues are keeping people mobile, independent …

Podiatrist Spotlight No. 1: Helen from Heels & Toes Podiatry

Today, we welcome Helen Richards, to our Podiatrist Spotlight. Helen is Lead Practitioner at Heels & Toes Podiatry, Baddeley Green.   What attracted you to a career in podiatry? My sister was a chiropodist in Norfolk and I went to see her for a weekend when I was 14. I drove round all these beautiful little …

Today is I Love My Feet Day

Why should you love your feet? Our feet carry us every day and yet we so often neglect them, when was the last time you took care of your feet? A simple foot care routine can help you take positive steps to good foot health. 1) Check your feet. You’re looking for any changes from yesterday as well …

Can high heels damage your feet?

Researchers have conducted the first systematic review of research into both the benefits and harms of high heel wear. Their findings, published in the journal BMC Public Health, showed consistent evidence linking high heel wear to an increased risk of bunions, musculoskeletal pain and injuries to the wearer. Some of these injuries, such as ankle fractures, …

Did you know quarter of children wear the wrong size shoes?

More than a quarter of UK children are wearing shoes which could permanently damage their feet. A staggering 29 per cent of British children could be wearing shoes which are completely the wrong size, according to new research. According to a survey* of 2,000 parents by The College of Podiatry, a staggering 55 per cent …