Severe foot condition prevention starts at young age with help from Dr. Kong. At the age of 4-13 years old, our foot bone development hasn’t been completed and we might get these following conditions:
Flatfoot – The inner foot collapses upon standing and is usually accompanied with rear-foot valgus (outward tilt of heel).
Intoeing – Both feet point inward when walking.
Knock knee – When both legs straighten side by side, the knees overlap.
Hallux valgus – Inward deviation of big toe.
The common foot condition with children is having flatfoot and this is where we will focus our topic.
Did you know that the effect of having a flatfoot is when the foot gets tired and painful regularly, it will lead to plantar fasclitis, knee pains, lower back pains, etc. This may also lead a Normal foot to a Pronated foot to Moderate flatfoot, and Severe flatfoot. The last three conditions yet may not be curable, but will help patients walk with happy feet through these 3 prevention we listed below:
1. Foot exercise – Standing on tip-toe within 5 seconds in 10 repetitions; Marble gripping every 5 seconds in 10 reps; and lunges every 10 seconds in 20 reps.
2. Foot check-up – Through professional equipment, Pedometer, can help measure foot print and the level of rear-foot valgus to assess children’s foot development.
3. Wear healthy shoes and insole – It is recommended to wear healthy shoes and insole according to children’s foot conditions.
And here’s the good news. Dr. Kong ( Hong Kong-based manufacturing and retail company), awarded the Best in Healthy Shoes in Hong Kong, offers FREE foot assessment check-up for kids and adults at their branches in Robinsons Magnolia, Robinsons Galleria and Sekai Center Showroom (Greenhills, San Juan). The foot assessment will help you and your kids become knowledgeable on how to prevent having flatfoot and help improve the way adults take care of their feet by wearing healthy shoes and insole.
Introducing Dr. Kong
Hong Kong-based Dr. Kong Footcare Ltd is on a mission to educate the public on the importance of foot health since its inception a decade ago.
Founded by Raymond Ng in 1999, Dr. Kong has grown rapidly to include a custom-made insole center for clients, who require a higher standard of foot-health consultation and service. Dr. Kong has a team of physiotherapists and orthotists managing the operations of more than 40 retail outlets in Hong Kong.
The company has also expanded to 11 more shops in China. Ng, a certified prosthetist and orthotist with more than 35 years experience, spent most of his career developing a successful treatment to maintain the foot’s static and dynamic alignment, which resulted in the launch of Dr. Kong’s 3 Dimensions Control foot care products. These products combine reinforced arch support, hard heel counter and ball control in a range of footwear styles and widths to create comfortable, economical and healthy footwear. Pioneering the “Check & Fit” feet checking and product recommendation service to promote the concept of foot care from childhood, Dr. Kong had envisioned a lifetime of ideal, protective footwear.
Aside from Healthy Shoes and insole and foot care, Dr. Kong also offers Healthy School Bags with Spine Pressure Free Cushion which will support our back when carrying 5-10 kilos, although the advisable weight that we should be carrying is only around 15% of our body weight so we can have proper posture.
Dr. Kong products give comfort at a very reasonable price that is perfect for toddlers and adults. Sports enthusiasts and backpackers will also benefit from the comfort that Dr. Kong brings once they try these products.
For us, we were advised to wear insole for our Pronated foot which we found to have after our pedometer foot check-up when we visited their branch at Robinsons Galleria. A must for us, since we also travel a lot.
Dr. Kong arrived in the Philippines on July 7, 2011 and started as kiosk at the 2nd Level of Robinsons Galleria and has expand into a store in the 3rd Level since they became popular for those who are seeking healthier ways to prevent flatfoot conditions.
If you want your foot check-up, just visit their branches and they have Customer Care to aid you with your needs. Like them on http://www.facebook.com/DrKongPH and Follow @drkongshoes on Twitter. Official website is www.dr-kong.com.hk.
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