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The Cost of Getting from A to B

    Over the past year we have written several articles on the costs (physical, emotional & financial) of treating various foot-related conditions, and you will find all those on our website blog page. We hope you found them interesting & informative. But for this article we invite you to look at financial costs from…

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The Cost of Cracked Heels

Now I know cracked heels may not seem like a big thing as they are so common, but actually they can be a lot more troublesome than maybe you realise. Whilst “weathering” of the heels through wearing open-backed footwear such as sandals in the summer months is one of the main causes of cracked heels,…

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PodsHealHeels: A discussion with comfort shoe retailer ShoeMed

Who are ShoeMed? ShoeMed is an award-winning specialist footwear shop that has been built partnering with Podiatrists, working together to provide the best possible outcome for patients. ShoeMed prides itself on the footwear they offer, the service they provide and the relationships they have within the foot health industry.   It’s #PodsHealHeels month! The nationwide…

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14 Must Know Facts About HEEL PAIN & PLANTAR FASCIITIS

As we enter springtime, we will do more activities on our feet than we tend to do over winter. This can bring on foot problems for us, one of which is heel pain. But did you know that: (*click on each of the headings to be taken to a video about it*)   1. Heel…

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Joanne Moss – from legal eagle to fabulous foot fan

We asked our administrator Joanne Moss to share her Health First story, so over to you Joe: Who knew that an ingrowing toenail could lead to the perfect part-time job? That is exactly what happened after a visit to Health First with my son in April 2019 and meeting Jonathan and Kate.  That month, one…

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Kate Hughes – super receptionist and super mum

We asked our receptionist Kate Hughes to share her Health First story, so over to you Kate: Here is a little insight into my working life at this current time. I am extremely lucky to be able to juggle a local part-time job at Health First with bringing up a family, with 2 school-age children.…

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What is FOOTVALUE?

FOOTVALUE is a concept that our Lead Podiatrist, Jonathan Small has developed, having spent 30 years learning about it through interactions with patients and foot colleagues (Podiatrists, Chiropodists, Foot Health Practitioners etc.) and other healthcare professionals. Through gaining a greater understanding of FOOTVALUE, he has been able to build a highly-recommended private Podiatry clinic that…

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7 Foot Exercises for Balance

Feet are really important to us. They enable us to get places, be active, and enjoy our lives. They are the foundations of our body and without them we would be lost. Through a finely-tuned process of nerve signals, muscle activity, blood flow, and constantly changing bone & joint structure, our feet are an essential…

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5 Qualities the Best People in the Feet Industry Tend to Have

Feet are everywhere. We are born with them, live our lives with them and most of us die with them (unfortunately some even die from them or without them). When something goes wrong with them, there is an array of people we can see to help us. There are Foot Surgeons & Doctors, Podiatrists &…

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The cost of verrucas

Foot warts (verrucae) are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) of which there are more than 100 different types. However there are generally only 4 main types that affect the feet and each one differs in size, pain, and appearance. Public understanding of viruses has come a long way due to Covid-19, including the…

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