It has been quite a while since our last Newsletter, so we have many topics to update you on this month regarding the following topics:
- new products
- topical research paper
- PPL website changes
- Brexit contingency planning
We have added a wide range of products to our portfolio over the past number of months and we will be sending you further information on specific ranges over the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for updates from the following brands, or visit our website for further details.
Does undergoing a gait analysis before buying shoes predispose runners & walkers to injury?
A prospective study published this month in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, suggests that consumer behaviour towards footwear may predispose them to injury.
It concludes the following;
"Caring for right fitting during the purchase of footwear is protective against developing injuries. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to buy appropriately sized footwear. Participants who had bought their footwear after a gait analysis had an increased risk of a lower extremity injury. This is possibly due to the fact that runners/walkers with a history of previous injuries are the ones who choose to undergo a gait analysis. People might think that after a gait analysis, they are protected against injuries but this seems not to be true. Therefore, runners or walkers who buy prescribed footwear after a gait analysis, should still be aware that this footwear does not prevent injuries from occurring".
New Website Layout
As you may be aware, we have recently updated our website layout. This has massively improved ease of use for our customers. Our refined filtering options will be of particular use in assisting with prescriptions.
Click the image above to view a short video on the navigation of our new website to discover its ease of navigation. This brief example shows how to narrow down the options of X-Line devices for 1st MPJ dysfunction.
Our next Two Day Intermediate Level Biomechanics Course will be held in the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Dublin on the 18th & 19th October. Spaces are limited, so book your place now to avoid disappointment. Review full course details and link to application form via the link below.
The looming uncertainty of the timing and ultimate impact of Brexit has been ever-present this year. To mitigate against any delivery issues, we have taken every precaution in terms of bolstering our stock levels.
As a small to medium sized Irish company, we are ever grateful for our customers' loyalty, and will continue to ensure that we are in a position to provide the level of service and excellence they have come to expect.