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For over 30 years SIDAS has been the leader in designing, developing and producing technologies and solutions for every foot, every sport, every day. Its custom orthotics directly moulded to the foot and a very much appreciated concept amongst the sportive elite. The SIDAS concept is all about using thermo-mouldable materials shaped to the feet, […]

What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is a common, painful foot condition. Plantar fasciitis refers to the syndrome of inflammation of the soft tissue that runs from the heel along the arch of the foot. Who gets plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is most often seen in middle-aged men and women, but can be found in […]

Have you heard of shin splints? You may even have been told you have them yourself. It’s a term often used to describe exercise-induced stress reactions upon the lower leg structures. These structures include bone, muscle, tendon and connective tissue. They are generally associated with overuse which is a common problem among runners. The area […]

This is a very common running injury. It causes pain around the front of the knee. It can arise secondary to excess stress on the kneecap from pressure overload and patella mal-tracking. From beginners to advanced runners the injury can occur to anyone. Typically the pain increase during activities involving stair climbing, squatting or kneeling. […]

Plantar orthotics are used to enable subjects to maintain the best possible balance in static and dynamic situations. They have a major influence on the movement of the rear foot (pronationand supination) during running and walking. Running is fundamental to all sports in physical preparation, and the runner population, in general very heterogeneous, will consult […]

It has now been 25 years since I started working with feet, human biomechanics, footwear and orthotics. This has given me invaluable and unique experience. I have always worked with patients/clients “on the spot”, treating them and making orthotics while they wait. This means that: No time is wasted. Only one, one and a half […]

Give your old ski boots a second chance – you might not need to buy new ones! If your current ski boots are uncomfortable it’s probably due to poor foot stability and lower limb alignment. A new set of ski orthotics will refresh your current boots and transform your skiing. Most boots problems can be […]

The connection between feet and posture does not receive major emphasis in medical education. Generally, the impact of the foot foundation continues to be overlooked. Hyper pronationHyperpronation causes an internal rotation of the lower extremities. If one foot hyperpronates more than the other, the asymmetrical internal leg rotation causes colatteral hip to be pulled forward […]