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Little feet rocketing with Formthotics™ on the football field

30 October 2013 - posted by Formthotics HQ

The Papanui Redwood 8th Grade Rockets in Christchurch, New Zealand, have been fitted out with Formthotics™ this season – and without a doubt they have scored, becoming the 8th grade club winners’ this September!

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Buying the best shoes for your feet

9 August 2011 - posted by Formthotics HQ

If you have just been fitted with orthotics or have been having some pain or discomfort in your your feet or legs you should keep the following in mind when shopping for new shoes. Take your orthotics with you when you go shopping. 

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What are treatments for flat feet?

6 February 2011 - posted by Formthotics HQ

Flat feet, or fallen arches, are a fairly common foot condition, affecting an estimated 20-30% of the general population. Just like the name suggests, flat feet are diagnosed when the arch of the foot is collapsed so the whole foot rests flat on the ground.

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Orthotics for children – are they a good Idea?

25 January 2011 - posted by Rebecca Gifford

The use of orthotics for children is a highly controversial subject that is rarely agreed upon by medical practitioners. The general consensus in New Zealand is that orthotics should only be used for children when symptoms related to foot and leg function are evident i.e. Osgood Schlatters (anterior knee pain). This is because children are still growing and developing and they may simply outgrow any concerns. However, often there are symptoms other than pain. Parents bring their children in to our clinic as they are concerned about their child excessively tripping or walking funny, these issues often resolve as the child ages however intervention from a podiatrist can help them successfully progress to this stage.

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