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…..“Being able to wear shoes again after not finding anything for approximately 3 years was great…..”

When the client first came to Happy Feet Pedorthics she presented with very severe lymphoedema and was in the first stages of seeing allied health professionals to reduce the fluid. The client was receiving ongoing treatment from a physiotherapist/lymphoedema specialist and was maintaining the health of her feet with a podiatrist. At the initial assessment the client walked in with the imitation crocs (which are softer and less supportive than the actual b

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May 28, 2015

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Maybe I should reconsider judging the book by the cover!

Happy Feet Pedorthics attended Lymphoedema conference recently. A 70 year old grandmother gave the first presentation, setting the tone for the program. The speaker, by the end of the talk was outwardly emotional. She had shared her story and shown pictures of herself – “her fat legs” – in her bathers. Her motivation was that for her grandchildren and beyond that there be increased knowledge, understanding, and diagnoses within the medical professi

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May 26, 2015

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Do you carry or wear your shoes?

At Happy Feet Pedorthics this we see a lot of people with pain. Pain from arthritis, pain from toes, pain from plantar fasciitis, pain from Morton’s neuroma, post-operative pain and many more. The talk with us at Happy Feet Pedorthics – www.happyfeetpedorthics.com.au – is about pain, about comfort, about safety, about keeping walking, and their wish to wear shoes they “like.” Like often means NOT …….. . At Happy Feet Pedorthic

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May 20, 2015

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“…a very poignant lesson from a client,” Arthritis Awareness at Happy Feet Pedorthics

  Surfing the web at Happy Feet Pedorthics http://www.happyfeetpedorthics.com.au/our-shoes-your-feet/arthritis about arthritis awareness events for 2015 many related events were found. So whether you are a client or referrer of Happy Feet Pedorthics there are many opportunities for all of us to learn more and seek support with respect to the “arthritis group of conditions.” Musculoskeletal conditions affect our muscles; bones and joints. There are

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May 19, 2015

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Attending a Falls and Balance Clinic can be a good thing

…… is quite often a topic of discussion at Happy Feet Pedorthics. Referral to same is also part of our referral letter to General Practitioners. Having attended a Falls and Balance Clinic I understand why a client having come directly from a session to Happy Feet Pedorthics to invest in better shoes, is so tired from all the work done at the clinic. At the Falls and Balance clinic, a client spends some time with a range of Allied Health Practitioners w

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May 14, 2015

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