Archive for the ‘Podiatry’ Category

October 5, 2017

Runner’s knee affects more runners than any other injury and accounts for about 40% of running injuries. The Cause of Runner’s knee: When running, as the foot strikes the ground, forces are transmitted from the foot up through the knee and combined with the body’s weight places excessive stress and strain on the knee joint. […]

September 20, 2017

Causes of lower back pain can include muscles imbalances, core weakness, leg length discrepancies, poor posture, foot mechanics, footwear, poor shock attenuation, lack of/too much activity and spinal alignment.   Lower back pain is either felt on the sides of the spine or directly on the mid spine. It’s advisable to consult an expert to […]

August 10, 2017

A neuroma is an over compression of the nerves underneath the ball of the foot leading to pain and numbness.   It is common in sprinters, dancers and when running uphill where excessive force is directed to the forefoot causing collapse of the metatarsal arch and irritation of the nerve fibres between the toes. Neuromas […]

May 13, 2015

This article first appeared in Fall Line Magazine, where Profeet Ski Lab manager, Janine Winter, is their resident boot doctor:     Q: On day tours and hut-to hut tours I develop blisters really easily.  This happens with my own boots and hired boots.  Help!   If you’ve suffered the pain of blisters in the […]

April 29, 2015

All those hours in the gym.  Core strength.  Pumping iron.  Sweating hard.   But how much time do you spend working on your feet?   Don’t neglect your feet…they are the most important parts of the body for almost every athlete.   Your foot and ankle contains:  26 bones 1/4 of the bones in the […]

November 28, 2014

Paul O’Malley is the resident podiatrist and clinical supervisor at Profeet.  We recently caught up with him to find out more about him.     Where did you grow up?  What’s your sporting background? I was born in south Wales and moved to England in the early Eighties.  Coming from South Wales, it was either […]

September 12, 2014

The Profeet Bootfit Team has been busy preparing for the upcoming winter season with a training session in Voiron, France with Sidas – the internationally famous producers of ski boot liners.   Training with SIDAS France Last week they were training with top Ski Bootfitter Jules Mills – who moved to Chamonix over 30 years ago and […]

May 19, 2014

We love to share a good news story, even more so when it’s the Profeet team who’ve helped someone come back from an injury.   A&E diagnosed a stress fracture   Ian Campbell came to us on a recommendation from another customer, Gary Kiernan.   Ian had already been to A&E where he had been […]

November 7, 2013

This video explains the philosophy we employ at Profeet: 'The feet are the single most important aspect in training athletes for sport' – Make sure you do strength training for the foot – Address ankle mobility – Work on the strength of the toes, particularly the big toe xx

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