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Wearing Formthotics gives great relief to my feet at work

17 February 2016 - posted by Formthotics HQ

SARAH THARP

Zoo Keeper, St. Louis Zoo, Missouri

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Ultra-cyclist Dad, high school teacher and Formthotics wearer reaches podium in Race Across America!

9 September 2015 - posted by Formthotics HQ

Peter Sandholt has come third in the Race Across America 2015! The event, described as 'the world's toughest endurance bicycle race', covers 4800kms coast-to-coast across the United States of America. We managed to cycle Peter in for a quick interview.

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Disability won’t stop Richard Warwick – help him cross the finish line (especially if you are in Wellington)

31 August 2015 - posted by Formthotics HQ

Inspirational Richard Warwick is walking the 2015 New York (NY) marathon in November! We encourage you to support him at the Achilles Wellington gala dinner and charity auction – an event designed to get Achilles NZ disabled athletes to the NY marathon. The event is supported by three of Wellington’s top restaurants and promises an evening of exceptional food, wine, entertainment and premium auction items up for grabs.

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A balancing act – all is not always what it seems

26 August 2015 - posted by Formthotics HQ

Robert* is a fit and active man in his early sixties. A regular at the gym, casual runner and part-time running coach. He presented as a referral after sustaining a mid-shaft 5th metatarsal fracture. An intramedullary screw fixation had been performed. The surgeon had given him the green light to return to activity and considered a podiatry review a good idea.

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Barefoot running, history and genetics

27 November 2011 - posted by Formthotics HQ

Running barefoot might seem like a “more natural” thing to do, but there are other factors to keep in mind if you have an inclination to follow a back to nature approach.

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How long do running shoes last?

1 August 2011 - posted by Formthotics HQ

How long do running shoes last?Many people wonder how long their running shoes will last and when to get new running shoes. We have put together a few points to help you see if you need to replace your running shoes.

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Symptoms and causes of 3 common running injuries

25 May 2011 - posted by Formthotics HQ

If you suffer from recurring overuse injuries, you may be well accustomed to how to treat the symptoms.  However, you may not know as much about how to treat the causes of common running injuries.

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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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How can I clean Formthotics orthotics?

23 February 2011 - posted by Formthotics HQ

Many of our patients have questions about cleaning orthotics. This is more often asked when orthotics are used for very active sports such as hikingcyclingrunning or snowboarding. Formthotics™ are made of waterproof foam and are treated with an antimicrobial formula to further prevent absorption of foot odor and staining. Your Formthotics™ orthotics will stay clean and fresh for longer than most, but you’ll still want to clean them occasionally.

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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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