Free foot clinic with expert podiatrist
Come and have your feet checked over by a qualified podiatrist at a free foot clinic at our Taunton branch on 29th June 2019
Alastair Oxberry from The Foot and Gait Clinic will be at our store on East Reach on June 29 from 2-5pm offering complimentary advice to anyone interested in finding out more.
Our Store Manager, Bill Atkinson, who is an experienced hiker, explains: “We’re delighted that Alastair, who qualified from the University of Plymouth in 2018 with a Bsc (Hons) in Podiatry, is able give up his time to host this free event for us.
“As we’re all keen outdoor enthusiasts here, we understand the importance of having the right equipment, including footwear, so your feet are both comfortable and protected.
“If you suffer from reoccurring foot, leg, knee or even back pain whilst out walking there might be a solution. You don’t have to accept that pain and discomfort is the norm when so many issues can be easily resolved with correctly fitting footwear with appropriate support.
“We’re well-known in the area for offering free expert advice on the right boots or shoes people need for the activities they enjoy in the great outdoors and for taking the time to fit footwear properly.
“With Alastair on site for the day, we’ll be able to go that extra mile and he’ll be able to complement the service we offer including giving advice on general foot treatments and chatting to people about the biomechanics of musculoskeletal problems. Anyone interested in joining Alastair for a 30-minute, group, in-store talk and demo on the day can book in via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/taunton-leisure-foot-clinic-with-expert-podiatrist-tickets-62206623686 or please call 01823 332987."
Our in-store experts can advise you on the brands available for wide, narrow and average feet, and provide a free fitting service to ensure they fit perfectly too.
Bill adds: “Our range of footwear can accommodate the variations in foot morphology people have, particularly in relation to foot width.
“For people with wider feet, we stock footwear with more space at the front, a firm grip on the heel, a wider base and a more defined contour that enables easier rollover when walking.
“We can also offer a fully trained fitting service for Superfeet premium insoles. Superfeet insoles move with your feet, providing support in all the right places at the right times. They help to stabilise your feet when wearing shoes or boots as well as offering comfort and support at the same time.”
Our free Foot Clinic takes place at our Taunton store, which is on East Reach, on Saturday, June 29 from 2-5pm. Anyone interested in joining Alastair for a 30-minute, group, in-store talk and demo on the day can book in via the button below or please call 01823 332987.
The Foot and Gait Clinic
The Foot and Gait Clinic on Bridge Street in Taunton started more than 30 years ago and has built-up good working relationships with osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors and sports’ massage therapists. It also runs external clinics including some at nearby GP practices.