Working long hours on hard floors and unsupportive shoes can be extremely demanding on the lower body!. Here’s how you can reduce those aches & pains while also prolonging your ability to work longer hours on your feet! 

If you are someone who works a long-standing job 4+ days a week and you are on your feet for more than 6+ hours per shift then this is the blog for you. 

There is a high chance that if you work long hours on your feet, especially on hard surfaces such as concrete, then you may need to consider the below.

The effects of standing for long hours on your feet can accumulate day by day. When you factor in your body weight, surface that you are walking on, shoes, foot shape and posture, lower limb strength, previous injury history, age and various other factors; then you can see how complicated and lethal a standing job can be on your lower body.  

One of the best solutions to getting through those long hours is by placing a customised-orthotic into your shoe. 

Customised orthotics can do the following: 

  • Re-distribute your weight away from your areas of pain and soreness 
  • Absorb shock and reduce load to your lower limbs 
  • Align your muscles, bones and joints so that there is synergy in movement 
  • Absorb sweat and kill microbes within footwear keeping your shoes dry and odour free 

Now customised orthotics are not the ones you pick up from the shelf of the local chemist. 

These are specifically designed for your feet and require you to be taken for scans in our clinic that are sent to a special lab facility for creation. 

Customised-Orthotics can last many years and can be used to manage: 

  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Achilles tendinopathy 
  • Ankle pain 
  • Shin & knee pain 
  • Many more!  

We see many clients working in construction that are working long hours of upto 6 days per week, that have caused them some of these injuries listed above. Through prescribing these clients customised-orthotics to place within their work boots, we have seen exceptional results and positive feedback

As well as prescribing the customised-orthotic, we also ensure that you are provided with an exercise program, shoe recommendations as well as various other treatment options to ensure that we are giving you the best chance of hitting your goals! 

Should you have any questions or would like to know if customised-orthotics are for you, then do not hesitate to call our team on (03) 9711 7562 or make an appointment with me through Book Online | The Footcare Clinic on our website! 


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