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Which shoe for what?

At Happy Feet Pedorthics people come and they “want!” Fair enough – we all have our wants and needs! The range of people we see at Happy Feet Pedorthics covers a huge breadth from people with an undiagnosed rare disease to a person who simply has bigger feet requiring extra width and depth footwear.   The “want need like” discussion is always on our lips at Happy Feet Pedorthics, and following a close second is the “appropriate for the act

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October 31, 2016

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I want to stay out of a wheel chair!

Distal Myopathy is a rare disease which is listed under the muscular dystrophy group of progressive genetic disorders. Distal Myopathy largely affects the muscles of the extremities – hands, feet, lower arms or lower legs.     Recently at Happy Feet Pedorthics we assisted a person with distal myopathy. The woman was born with the condition but it did not manifest itself until later in her life. She came in with a pair of Drew extra width and de

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October 25, 2016

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The Renovator’s need to Walk Independently

Poliomyelitis is a preventable infectious disease. Years after recovery from polio, post-polio syndrome can occur. This is what has happened to a client who came to Happy Feet Pedorthics. He shared some of his story as we completed the assessment and fitting of new shoes and finalized the modifications. The man:   Contracted polio when he was 15 months of age As a child the doctors told his mother to never expect him to be out of a wheel chair As a ch

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October 18, 2016

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Rocker Soles at Happy Feet Pedorthics

Why wear a rocker sole shoe? Why have a shoe with a rocker sole added to it? Important questions as both can give you Happy Feet!   In making a rocker sole pedorthically one considers range of motion of the ankle, foot and or toes; pain which may be in the toes, the forefoot or ankle; threat of ulceration; stability. Rocker soles influence the roll of the shoe and hence how one walks. The rocker sole enables the pedorthist to put stress on or off part

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October 10, 2016

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Spring into Action

The Sigvaris Compression stocking way is to don your compression walking socks and step out in the great outdoors. With the Spring Racing carnival just around the corner the “outfit” decisions along with the shoes are being made. I have visions of beautiful legs with the most gorgeous looking shoes and delightfully painted toe nails – and then the heels caught in the grates and sinking into the wet soft turf! And then it is the pain- will you be

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October 6, 2016

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