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01/10/2017 Philip Wells Bsc.

Philip Wells Bsc.

There are plenty of upper and lower body exercises to improve how hard you hit the ball, but many forget to do specific exercises for their feet.

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01/07/2017 Philip Wells Bsc.

Philip Wells Bsc.

The answer is a resounding yes! This is because orthotics reduce unwanted movement between the foot and the inside of the shoe. Although golf shoes are great at reducing the movement between the ground and the sole of the shoe, they can’t stop the foot from twisting and flattening.

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10/31/2016 Philip Wells Bsc.

Philip Wells Bsc.

Children can benefit as much as adults from using custom insoles but it is important to understand a few key differences.

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10/26/2016 Philip Wells Bsc.

Philip Wells Bsc.

As you can imagine this is a common question which has the ever predictable answer of ‘it depends'

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10/25/2016 Philip Wells Bsc.

Philip Wells Bsc.

If you are a couple of weeks out from the New York marathon, what can you do if those foot pain ‘niggles’ are become worse?

 

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09/11/2016 Philip Wells Bsc.

Philip Wells Bsc.

Back to school

09/11/2016

Getting the kids ready involves so much planning it’s amazing we as parents don’t implode – speaking from personal experience anyway! 

Also as a podiatrist I always feel that getting my kids shoes right for school is pretty important – can’t have the kids of a foot specialist limping or suffering from blisters so I thought it would be worth passing on my tips for general footcare.

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08/07/2016 Philip Wells Bsc.

Philip Wells Bsc.

We used to answer this question by saying that it was all down to the repetitive impact with the ground but recent research has shown that although the quality and cushioning properties of specialist running shoes have improved exponentially, the rate of injury has not changed. So there must be another explanation, right?

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08/04/2016 Philip Wells Bsc.

Philip Wells Bsc.

Plantar fasciitis is a medical term meaning inflammation of the Plantar Fascia and can cause acute pain in the heel and arches of the foot. 

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08/03/2016 Philip Wells Bsc.

Philip Wells Bsc.

The modern day fitness centres and gyms offer a huge range of different activities for us to enjoy but it is important to understand the pressure this places on your feet

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08/02/2016 Philip Wells Bsc.

Philip Wells Bsc.

Walking really is as simple as putting one foot in front of the other and allowing our body weight to move smoothly forward with as little energy expenditure as possible.

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