Welcome to the Doubleview Podiatry patient newsletter for this month.
Fun Fact: Did you know the ancient Romans were the first to make different shoes for left and right feet? Before then, shoes could be worn on either foot.
Do your feet feel stiff and sore?
Over time, many joints can become less mobile and develop restrictions in their range of motion. As a result, pain and discomfort often occurs, and in some cases, orthotics don’t work as well as they would if the foot was functioning better.
Mobilisation techniques can help to treat this, and the specific techniques used by the podiatrist depends on which joints are affected. It’s not usually painful, and most patients find it comfortable.
Mobilisation can be used for a number of different conditions, as well as general stiffness and pain. Loss of joint mobility can also affect posture and balance, making mobilisation a treatment that can help more than just the foot.
To make an appointment for mobilisation, you can call our receptionist Sue on 08 9341 5166.
We look forward to seeing you at our practice soon.
Stephen, Sara and Sue
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The SteriShoe ultraviolet shoe sanitizer destroys up to 99.9% of microorganisms that cause tinea, toenail fungus and offensive shoe odor. It can be useful as an adjunct therapy and is non-toxic, safe and convenient to use. SteriShoe’s are sold in pairs, one for each shoe, and are available for $250.