Our practice understands occupational health and safety issues and assessment of workplace injuries. Every year, 2 million sick days are lost due to lower limb disorders, and many of these sick days could be prevented by simply caring for your feet as you do your eyes, teeth, and even your cars! Poor foot structure can cause knee, hip and back pain as it affects posture. Apart from the common issues like corns and callus or nail disorders, systematic diseases do affect your feet and there might also be a case of functional and or structural disorders. Employees who spend extended periods of time on their feet or work in a repetitive environment are particularly susceptible to foot and ankle injuries. Maintaining foot health is increasingly being viewed as an important strategy to improve productivity in the workplace.
There are many professions, which place high demands on our lower limbs and feet. From Construction to office staff, bankers, security staff and even in the health industry, these are just some examples where prolonged standing, walking, kneeling or squatting can have a problematic effect.
For the individual we
- Assist you to ensure that the shoes/workboots you are wearing for work are appropriate for your foot type.
- Provide you advice on what shoes/workboots to buy and from where.
- Fit you with Orthoses, inserts or paddings where shoes/workboots are part of the uniform to provide extra comfort and support.