Running From the Telstra Business Award, Begging it to Catch Me!

Daniel Gibbs, Posture Podiatry

Daniel Gibbs, Posture Podiatry

 

The running began the day I received an extravagant package in the mail… We had been nominated for the Telstra Business Awards.

Having spoken to a couple of previous winners of the award, I knew what I was in for. It would force me to be vulnerable, to reveal the inner workings of our business, and it would take me around 45 hours to complete the application. I had to reveal personal struggles, successes and failures, plans for the future and a lot of numbers.

Very few allied-health businesses have won the Telstra Business Award in the past, which made me question whether to start the process at all…

…But it was worth it

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Being able to take an honest look at who we were as a business allowed me to document our past, and organise our future.

Being shortlisted for the Telstra Business Award confirmed for me that we were on the right track, and industry analysts liked what they saw.

The Posture Podiatry Team at the Telstra Business Awards

Wow!

I admit I did check out the competition, and yes, I wrote a speech in case we did win.

And, although another business was chosen as the winner, the process revealed for me so many areas where we can fine-tune our service to really stand out (Those who know me will know that pun was intended!).

 

Now we are running again…

It gave me such a drive to achieve the vision I have for Posture Podiatry to be providing the best service, the best treatment and the best results for our clients.

As a result of this award we are more intent on being the best provider of podiatry services, but a little more relaxed about letting the award catch us if it does.

 

Daniel Gibbs with Posture Podiatry's Award certificate

Daniel Gibbs with Posture Podiatry’s Award certificate

Thank you

I really want to thank the team at Posture Podiatry for being the most amazing group of people to work with. They embody our culture and values, and they have aligned themselves with a common mission to be the best.

And thank you – our clients – for being so wonderful and supportive. It is because of you we love coming to work each day!

 

Do you think we should try again?

 

 

 

Looking For a Lightweight Running Shoe with Good Support?

We all experience it at some point… walking into a shoe store only to be overwhelmed by choice! Scott Leslie from Posture Podiatry has tried out many shoes, and shares his thoughts on one of his favourites.

 

The New Balance 870 Running Shoe

The New Balance 870 Running Shoe

 

New Balance 870 V3

“The first thing I noticed with this shoe was the weight – or more importantly the lack of weight. This is a very light shoe for all the padding and posting it offers.”  – Scott Leslie, Posture Podiatry

How does a cushioning shoe feel so light? The answer is a fusion of the REVLITE midsole, which feels very soft underfoot; and the light, soft upper material.

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There is ample cushioning in the NB 870 for most medium distances. I have had no complaints on 10km runs so far.

The fit for me is excellent and felt comfortable as soon as I put them on. They don’t look too bad either.

The forefoot flexes very easily due to the design of the sole, and the shoe provides good support with a medial dual density post.

My thoughts are that the medial posting is softer (and therefore lighter) than most other shoes, and it looks like they have been able to reduce weight further with a cut-out in the middle of it.

… This might have an effect on the amount of support this shoe offers… so I wouldn’t really recommend it for anyone with highly pronated feet.

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I have run over 80km’s in these shoes now, and they are not showing any signs of wear (although I do not usually wear through shoes quickly).

In summary, this shoe is a great transition to the light-weight market which is really popular with runners looking for a little bit of support in their shoe.”

 

Scott Leslie, Posture Podiatry

Scott Leslie, Posture Podiatry

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on choosing a good shoe, talk with Scott Leslie at Posture Podiatry by calling on 8362 5900, or contacting us here

Knee Pain – The Mexico of Your Body

Knee pain has the potential to stop you in your tracks.

But what has Mexico got to do with it?

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Someone once told me they thought of the knee as Mexico… below the knee is the foot and lower leg – or South America, and above the knee there is the hip and pelvis – North America!

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Often we blame the knee for the problem, but it’s likely to be something from either below the knee or above the knee that could be the cause.

 

So, when you think of your knee pain, consider the following 3 things:

  1. Are my feet in good alignment below the knee?

This is a good way to tell if your knees are having abnormal stress on them because of the position of your feet. Feet that roll in (pronate) will cause your knee to rotate inwards, feet that roll out (supinate) will make your knee rotate outwards causing stress.

 

  1. Does my knee tend to track in or out?

You can test this the next time you sit in a chair. Watch your knees as you sit down, and again as you rise, do they move in or out? Or do they stay in good alignment as they bend?

 

  1. Do I also have problems with hip pain and back pain? Or pain along the outside of my thigh?

Hip and back pain coupled with knee pain can be a warning sign that your knee pain is not just a problem with the knee. You may need to look higher to find the true cause of your knee pain.

 

The podiatrists at Posture Podiatry care about your knees, and can help you find the true cause of your knee pain, and treat it for you.

Contact us today if you have knee pain!

  • Phone 08 8362 5900
  • Download our App – search “Posture Podiatry” in your app store, or visit our website on your mobile device
  • Send us a message here
Daniel Gibbs, Posture Podiatry

Daniel Gibbs, Posture Podiatry