Love your feet this October

Steel Blue
Thursday, 10 October, 2013

National Foot Health Month is ready to stride into October with Steel Blue and the Australasian Podiatry Council (APodC) sending a reminder to all Australians to ‘show their feet some love’ and ‘make a date’ with a podiatrist.

Preventative foot health checks are essential for people in a high-risk category. Untreated foot problems cost the healthcare system millions and can have a hugely detrimental effect on a person’s lifestyle and livelihood.

“October is an important time to remind all Australians about proper podiatric care, even very healthy feet deserve a regular ‘tune-up’ as well - they have a journey of around 150,000 kilometres to make in their lifetime, after all,” said Damien Mitsch, CEO, Australasian Podiatry Council.

This year, Steel Blue announced its endorsement by APodC and have continued to work closely together in promoting the foot health and safety message to industry and the general public and make sure that the footwear always stands up to the foot health challenge.

“Spend October giving your feet a little TLC - your feet take about 8000 pounding steps a day, so it’s important to wear the correct footwear to reduce the impact as much impact as possible,” said Ross Fitzgerald, general manager of sales at Steel Blue.

October will also play host to Safe Work Australia Month, encouraging workers to think about staying safe at work and focusing on improving health and safety in the workplace to reduce the incidence of death, injury and disease.

For more information about Foot Health Month, visit www.apodc.com.au.

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