Scotland to Sahara – going the distance with Formthotics™

20 March 2011 - posted by Formthotics HQ

In 2011 Dr Andrew Murray ran 34 miles a day, for 78 consecutive days (that’s over 100 marathons!) to make it from John o’ Groats (Scotland) to the Sahara Desert (Africa). At the finish line he had reached a grand total of 4279.2 kilometers (2659 miles).

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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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Formthotics work with Chinese Olympic athletes

25 January 2010 - posted by Robert A. Donatelli

I was asked by Doctor Lillian Chen, (who practices in Los Angeles California and worked as the chief therapist at the Beijing Olympics), to bring a team to China to work with at the Chinese Olympic Training Center in Beijing China. Our major focus has been the rehabilitation of the injured Olympic athletes. Many of their problems, similar to all athletes in any part of the whole, is overuse injuries.

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