DID-YOU-KNOW

DID YOU KNOW…….

  • The average person takes 7,500 steps a day or about 115,000 miles over a lifetime.
  • Each step you take, your foot absorbs between 2 and 3 times your body weight in forces
  • 25% of all the bones in the human body are in the feet. When these bones are out of alignment, so is the rest of the body.
  • Your feet mirror your general health. Conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, nerve, and circulatory disorders show their initial symptoms in the feet- so foot ailments can be your first sign of more serious medical problems.
  • 3 out of 4 individuals experience foot problems in their lifetime.
  • Women have about 4 times as many foot problems as men.
  • Custom foot orthotics enhance the mechanical alignment in each leg, reducing the potential for pain in your knees, hips, and lower back.

Siobhan Treacy MCSP, MISCP, FSOM
Chartered Physiotherapist
Walkwell Clinic

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