Childrens’ Orthotics Advocate

I’ve struggled with foot problems my entire life. It started when I was young and despite years of effort and foot rehabilitation, my foot problems have never really gotten better. Pretty much as soon as I could walk I was given childrens’ orthotics. In the Cheltenham area, there is a real emphasis on looking after your kids, specifically their physical and mental wellbeing. So it makes sense that when my parents noticed an issue with my feet, they took me straight to a podiatrist. 

I’m lucky that they did because if they had neglected my feet, my foot issues would be a lot worse. Apparently, if I hadn’t gotten orthotics as a child my feet would have been unable to grow properly and I’d struggle to walk every day. Luckily now as an adult, my feet problems are a lot better than they could have been. I’m glad my parents were proactive with my feet issues, or I (literally) wouldn’t be standing here today.

The reason I’m making this post is to advocate for foot care and taking yourself or your kids to the podiatrist. It’s not hard and doesn’t take a long time, but it is fully worth it. Even if you feel like you don’t need to go to a podiatrist, if you notice that there’s something not quite right with your feet then look into foot care treatments. Near Cheltenham there are a lot of places you can go to get your hands on high-quality treatments, you just have to look out for them.

Looking after your feet is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Take it from me. If my parents hadn’t gotten on top of my foot problems early, then I’d be suffering well into my adult life. I’ll admit that I do still struggle, but it’s a lot better than it could have been.

Thanks, mum and dad. I love you guys.

Saviour Compression Socks

I just played my first game of basketball in over a year! It went great! I loved every minute of running up and down the court. I scored plenty of goals and got the winning assist too. You should’ve seen how great my pass was to my teammate who was in the best position to score and win us the game. It was an unselfish play by me, and I’m stoked to be back.

I know you’re all wondering how my feet pulled up and… they pulled up great! I didn’t experience any pain whilst running and now that the game is over, no pain has set in either. I’m no expert but I think spending a whole year looking after my feet, visiting a foot specialist and wearing compression socks whilst playing has really helped. It was so much easier for me to run up and down the court with feet that weren’t hurting. I ran so much faster than I used to, and I felt like even more of an asset to the team than I used to be. And you could ask anyone, I’ve always been the biggest asset to the team.

I’m so glad that I put the hard work in over the off-season to make sure my body was completely right on our return. Being able to run and play basketball without being in any sort of pain is really going to change the quality of my life. I’m really glad that I had a foot specialist who dealt with common foot infections. Cheltenham specialists really know what they’re doing, and so I knew my feet were in good hands the whole time… haha. 

I can tell this is going to be an awesome season for my team. We’re on top of the ladder with a massive percentage after one game, and it’s just going to get higher and higher as the year goes on.