podiatry

Athletic Footwear Guide

Athletic Footwear Guide

A Guide to different types of footwear

WITH BSP PODIATRIST JULIA OPPEDISANO

With so many athletic footwear options to choose from,we know the task of purchasing new shoes for activity can indeed seem quite daunting! Incorrect footwear can cause problems, so knowing the basics is a good idea.  Footwear technology and knowledge is constantly evolving.  Latest research tells us that if you try on a few pairs of shoes, the most comfortable one you try will usually be the best one for you, so listen to your feet as well as advice from your Podiatrist!

How To Prepare For Long Distance Walking Events

How To Prepare For Long Distance Walking Events

WITH BSP PODIATRIST ANNA BEETHAM

In the 11 years of my volunteer role at Podiatry Coordinator for the Oxfam Trailwalker 100km event, I can with certainty say that I have seen it all and the feet that survive are the ones that are prepared well, looked after and have put the kms in. 

Many people who embark on the challenge of a long distance charity event such as the Oxfam Trailwalker believe that because they can walk around the tan a couple of times that a 100km will be a bit hard, but easily doable but in fact walking for up to 48 hours is no easy feat and the need to train for this is imperative along with preparing your feet for the long road ahead.