When was the last time you stopped to appreciate your feet? This sometimes-undervalued part of our body is not often thought of for its strength. But each and every day they carry our entire weight around and always persevere when tired.
Footwear is often thought about in terms of what looks good or not given much thought at all. But podiatrist Alex Bramley, who owns Hinkler Podiatry and FootMotion Bundaberg with her husband Paul, knows footwear has the capacity to prevent foot conditions, not just fix them.
“Good footwear is the foundation of good foot health. If you’ve got a good stable and supportive base, one that’s actually contoured to the foot, we can create more effective, more patient-centred treatment,” Alex said.
“There is evidence now to suggest that correct footwear will actually reduce the incidence of certain foot disorders.”
Summer is a great time to be thinking about footwear choices. You may be planning to get back into regular exercise. Replacing the work shoes. Taking children to get fitted for new school shoes. Adding to your thong, sandal or sandshoe collection for the warmer months. If you are, a visit to FootMotion should be your first stop.
Quality podiatrist-approved footwear is only the start of what you’ll find. FootMotion has the latest technology that not only provides a 3D foot scan, but analyses your walking pattern as well. The data helps staff identify exactly what type of support and size is needed, including width and volume.
“Our team don’t just sell shoes. They do an accurate, valid fitting service which is about much more than finding the right size,” Alex said.
FootMotion Bundaberg stocks leading brands such as Ascent, Mizuno, Hoka, Birkenstock, Brooks, Revere and Ziera.
“Gone are the days when ‘podiatrist-recommended’ means bulky, unattractive shoes. There is much more of a focus on making sure they look good too. Because if it looks good and feels good you are going to wear it and get the benefit from it. There is such a diverse range now,” Alex said.