Keeping your feet heathy is such an important part of maintaining fitness and general health.
In fact, your feet can cause you issues that could be minor. However, foot issues can cause major issues throughout the body.
Some of these issues are listed below.
Heal pain (Plantar Fascitis)
In-grown to nails
Foot related knee pain
Foot related back pain
Diabetes related food issues
If you are experiencing any of the above, it is recommended that you see your local qualified podiatrist for an assessment or call ToptoToe Health now for an assessment from one of our qualified Lower Templestowe podiatrists. 03 8850 0588
As we all get older, our bodies do age and your balance and strength does change. After a stumble or even a small loss of balance, we do tend to get worried about falling and that worry stops us from doing many ordinary tasks.
Playing with the grand children
Going up and down stairs
Going to the toilet
Even just going for a walk
If you have ever fallen over, lost your balance, tripped and stumbled or even injured yourself from a fall, you may have a balance issue. However, you are not alone.
One third of people aged 65 and over will fall every year and about one quarter of all falls result in an injury. Even the less serious falls can affect your confidence with completing your normal every day tasks – even just walking.
People have falls doe to weakness and a lack of exercise as we age. Some have developed balance problems and sometimes medicines or certain medical conditions can cause a fall.
However, falls are not just for older people – your balance can become worse from as early as 40 years of age. There is a way to lower the risk of a fall and that is exercise!
Your balance and strength can get better with the correct exercises no matter what age and specifically prescribed exercises by an experienced physiotherapist are the most effective. There are also many other health and fitness professionals who can help you.
At ToptoToe, we have a balance program developed by our Doncaster physiotherapists where we work with you to improve your strength and balance, improve trouble areas like stairs and help you regain your confidence with walking.