Bethlehem Child Helped with Formthotics Orthotics / Insoles

18 October 2017 - posted by Formthotics HQ
  Christen lives in Beit Jala, a small town in Palestine close to  Bethlehem , and 10 km south of Jerusalem. She is 7 years old, and has a condition that has meant that for most of her life she has had to wear orthopaedic-style black shoes and boots….definitely not the footwear young girls like to wear!!
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Are foot orthotics a good option for basketball shoes?

16 March 2017 - posted by Formthotics HQ

The footwork in basketball makes a tremendous difference in your performance with directional changes, running, jumping and constant movement. The investment in shoes alone is huge, but what about improving the performance of that basketball shoe with foot orthotics?  Ricky Hickman, a point guard for Armani Jeans Milano Olympic Team in Italian basketball recently was fitted with Formthotics by our Italian friends, Manualmente - Formazione in Movimento

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The Gymnast and Podiatrist – An unbeatable team

19 November 2016 - posted by Ashleigh Steiner

Competitive artistic gymnastics is one of the few sports that demonstrates both elegance, and tremendous power and strength. If you are crazy enough to be involved in such an extreme sport, you will know how much hard work, commitment, blood, sweat and tears is involved in order to become a superhuman (aka gymnast).

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Heel Pain in Children; Could it be Sever's Disease?

16 September 2016 - posted by Darren Barclay

Sever's disease blog article

There are a number of causes of heel pain in the young athletic population with the most common being calcaneal apophysitis (also known as Sever’s disease or Sever’s type pain). Sever first reported calcaneal apophysitis in 1912 as an inflammation of the apophysis, causing discomfort to the heel, mild swelling and difficulty walking in growing children.

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Little feet rocketing with Formthotics™ on the football field

30 October 2013 - posted by Formthotics HQ


The Papanui Redwood 8th Grade Rockets in Christchurch, New Zealand, have been fitted out with Formthotics™ this season – and without a doubt they have scored, becoming the 8th grade club winners’ this September!

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Buying the best shoes for your feet

09 August 2011 - posted by Formthotics HQ

If you have just been fitted with orthotics or have been having some pain or discomfort in your your feet or legs you should keep the following in mind when shopping for new shoes. Take your orthotics with you when you go shopping. 

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What are treatments for flat feet?

06 February 2011 - posted by Formthotics HQ

Flat feet, or fallen arches, are a fairly common foot condition, affecting an estimated 20-30% of the general population. Just like the name suggests, flat feet are diagnosed when the arch of the foot is collapsed so the whole foot rests flat on the ground.9fzbqxqc-1468549055.jpg

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Orthotics for children – are they a good Idea?

25 January 2011 - posted by Rebecca Gifford

The use of orthotics for children is a highly controversial subject that is rarely agreed upon by medical practitioners. The general consensus in New Zealand is that orthotics should only be used for children when symptoms related to foot and leg function are evident  i.e. Osgood Schlatters (anterior knee pain).


This is because children are still growing and developing and they may simply outgrow any concerns. However, often there are symptoms other than pain. Parents bring their children in to our clinic as they are concerned about their child excessively tripping or walking funny, these issues often resolve as the child ages however intervention from a podiatrist can help them successfully progress to this stage.

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