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PODO ARTICLES 

Understanding is everything. We study, share and discuss every subject to improve your experience with us and quality of life.

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PAINFUL FEET & HEAVY LEGS

June/July, 2023

Feet and legs are the parts of your body the most challenged on a day-to-day basis.

And yet, they are the parts we tend to look after least carefully with our busy lifestyles.

Discover our Top Tips in this article.

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LEG LENGTH DISCREPANCY

November 01, 2022

More than 50% of people have a small difference in the lengths of their legs. [...] there are various myths surrounding LLD, which range from one extreme to another.

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WHAT IS A "BODY MOT"?

August 01, 2022

Of course, the term MOT does not apply to any human being. But the biomechanics is the mechanics of a living body, and when something isn't working, check-ups help to understand it and address its root cause.

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FEET ARE UNDERRATED

April 01, 2022

Interesting facts, essential tips but also some of the most common issues you can get with your feet. Jack Drakeford and Christophe outlined their causes, prevention methods and what to do if it is too late.

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ORTHOTICS & PREGNANCY

September 08, 2021

It’s not just hormones that change during pregnancy, the physical structure of the body is put under significant stress too.[...] Orthotics is a particularly powerful tool in this scenario though. Let’s find out why.

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NEWBORN & PARENTS' PAIN

April/May, 2023

Why a woman's body is often under more stress after the birth that during the pregnancy?

And why both mothers and fathers need to pay attention for 2 good years.

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OLD SHOES OR HAZARD

October 01, 2022

This might be the 3 million pound question of the industry.

When it comes to buy shoes, there are two main types of clients, let’s see what type of customer you are first. 

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SHOE SIZE - THE DILEMMA

June 01, 2022

How important is it to know, accurately, your shoe size? [...] Most foot problems are linked to ill-fitting shoes. Whether they are too big and [...], or they are too small and causing toe-deformities, and skin and nail problems. 

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WHICH SHOE INSERTS TO GET

March 11, 2022

From £1 to £1,000. Off-the shelves, simply fitted or fully customed, which shoe inserts will suit you best? Podo London sets things straight for you to make the right decision and manage your expectations.

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CHECK YOUR 3 POSTURES

June 26, 2021

Good postures helps with a number of physical functions: mobility, blood flow, mood, energy as well as support for your muscles, ligaments, and tendons. 

But what do we mean by “posture” anyway? 

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RUNNING - FOOTWEAR/CARE

February/March, 2023

If you are a runner, or planning to take-up or return to running it’s important to do everything you can to prevent injury and stop old injuries from recurring. To do this you need a multi-faceted approach.

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GAIT ANALYSIS & CYCLING

September 01, 2022

"The biomechanics of a rider is often overlooked in the modern cycling world [...] the end result is the same if you increase your input power by 10w or reduce your drag losses by 10w.” Dan Bigham.

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SLIPPERS - GOOD OR BAD

May 01, 2022

Slippers are convenient, feet go in and out within seconds, they are light, and basically, we all love to mooch around the house in our comfy slippers. But what are they doing to our joints and muscles? 

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HIGH HEELS & HEALTH

November 01, 2021

Having heels on a shoe creates the same effect as an orthotic heel lift or wedge that you’d get from a treatment plan. But that’s not always a good thing. Let’s take it from the ground up...

PRESS ARTICLES

Let us spread the word together. Share your experience and send us your article to be featured on here.

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RUNNER'S WORLD

August 2023

How to heal – and prevent – bruised toenails

Suffering with a bruised toenail?

Why does it happen, is there anything you can do to prevent it and how can you help it heal faster? [...] It can be a common occurrence for runners [...] but the good news is that there are some things you can do about it, according to the experts.

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MUSCLE AND HEALTH

Spring 2023

The slippery slop to joint pain.

"There’s nothing more relaxing than sliding into those wool-lined slippers after a long day in the office or a hardcore workout, but disappointingly, this apparent level of comfort could be a foul move for our feet and joints."

Find out more page 54 of the Spring issue.

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THE DRH SHOW 

January 2023

Denise Relojo-Howell interviewed Christophe about Feet and Mental Health.

PSYCHREG covers wellbeing and wellness, both physical and mental health.

The blog was started as a directory for people interested in psychology but has grown into a platform sharing wellbeing news and resources with its community.

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SKI + BOARD

November 2022

Playing footsie

"Admittedly, an orthopaedic appointment might not sound like the sexiest of Christmas gifts at first but, trust us, your beloved will be thanking you once they’re on the slopes and experiencing the difference custom-made
orthotics can make to their skiing!"

Click on the link below to find out more.

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ABLE MAGAZINE

September / October 2022

Shoes need to be more than stylish - they need to fit properly.

ABLE MAGAZINE is a bi-monthly national magazine that highlights and promotes lifestyle issues of importance to anyone in the UK living with a "disability".

Click on the link below to find out more.

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BOOTS, SHOES & FASHION

August 19, 2022

SPOTLIGHT ON FEET. Linda Hobden asked Christophe about... everything!

What is the importance of correcting your posture? Who are the typical candidates that you would recommend for PODO orthotics? Have you always wanted to be in the podiatry industry or did your career aspirations lie elsewhere? ...

Find below the full interview.

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HELLO! MAGAZINE

June 24, 2022

Meghan Markle's unusual lifestyle choice could be seriously impacting her health.

Christophe answered Hello! about the danger of wearing shoes too big.

According to the magazine, it is a common choice made by celebrities including Meghan Markle and Victoria Beckham, to avoid getting blisters, but it could have long-term health repercussions.

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WOMEN'S RUNNING

December 7, 2021

"Seriously? No pain in three weeks? Is this some sort of miracle cure?

I didn’t think I’d enjoy the experience, but the way Christophe’s orthotics hug the underside of my feet and support my arch is just a wonderful feeling. [...] 

I realise I sound like an ad, but this hasn’t been paid for, and I mean every word: I am SO used to feeling little twinges around my knees and calves, and that has all gone. Whoosh. Just like that. [...]"

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VANITY FAIR UK

June 15, 2021

(Tr)eating For Two: Pregnancy-Friendly Hair, Beauty & Wellness

Hazel Byrne shared her experience at PODO during her pregnancy

"Having recently opened his newest clinic, the exceptionally enthusiastic and passionate podiatry and biomechanics consultant, Christophe Champs, will get you more excited about your tootsies than ever before. [...]"

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JUST OPENED

April 26, 2021

“How can insoles help me and do I only need them for sports!? “

Using a brand new state of the art clinic, Christophe uses his skills and experience to create your own custom insoles whilst you wait.

For a more general understanding of how insoles will change your life, I’ve listed a couple of easy to understand points of how they can help.

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HELLO! FASHION

July/Aug 2023

FEET FIRST, Page 109.

"Wearing ill-fitting trainers can cause discomfort and injury. If you’re thinking of swapping the gym for regular runs, take note of these tips from Christophe Champs, biomechanical expert and founder of PODO orthotics clinic, to make sure you’ve got the right fit…"

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THE SIMPLE THINGS

Spring 2023

Happy feet

"Paying your feet a little more attention can make you feel better from the toes up 

 

Christophe answered Rebecca Frank the Simple Things magazine, March 2023, pages 8-9.

Click on the link below to find out more.

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MR PORTER

December 30, 2022

33 Ways To Get Back On Track In 2023

Words by Mr Rob Kemp.

Taking a break is essential to our overall wellbeing. But when it’s your health and fitness that have been put on hold, kickstarting a new routine, training plan or nutritional overhaul can be daunting...

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TOP SANTE

November 2022

Q: I have a recurring in-growing toenail. Is there anything I can do to stop it growing inwards again?

Next month on the November issue of TOP SANTE magazine, you could find out our top tips to keep in-growing toenails away.

Those are preventive measures only.

Visit a professional for a treatment.

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ROAD.CC

September 22, 2022

How a gait analysis can improve your cycling performance.

Expert in biomechanics Christophe Champs – who works with pro-cyclists including world hour record holder Dan Bigham – explains why improving your performance and avoiding injury starts with your feet.

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HELLO! MAGAZINE

August 17, 2022

Kate Middleton shoes: the health benefit behind her favourite footwear.

As well as being eternally in style, there are important health reasons why Duchess Kate might always opt to wear espadrilles. Given that Prince William's wife is regularly on her feet all day, a shoe that provides comfort and support is essential.

We shares our thoughts on HELLO!.

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SHEERLUXE

May 24, 2022

Foot specialists' rules for healthy feet

by Tor West

It’s easy to do but neglecting your feet can lead to several issues – including ankle pain, nail infections and more.

Thankfully, keeping your feet in good shape isn’t as difficult as you might think.

Christophe shared some footwear, skin and nails care top tips on Sherluxe this month.

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DAILY MAIL

November 2, 2021

From good posture to getting a promotion, Tanith Carey looks at how heels could improve your life . . . inch by inch.

"As soon as your toes are forced forward, your body leans forwards and your calf and buttocks start to tense up to oppose that force,’ explains podiatrist Christophe Champs, of PODO London. [...] "

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PARTNERSHIP

June 14, 2021

PODO is proud to provide all RWPC riders with custom orthotics this year.

The Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling are embarking on their third season at Continental level, most recently competing at the UCI Pro Series event, the Tour of Slovenia, as they continue to build towards the season's main objective, the Tour of Britain. 

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CARE HOME MAGAZINE

July/Aug 2023

ISSUE 104, Page 22.

"Your feet and legs will benefit from daily attention, such as stretching exercises and gentle manipulations"

You will fin in this issue:

"The top tips we share at the PODO clinic to look after your feet and legs to reduce end-of-day tiredness and / or that ‘heavy legs’ feeling."

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LIZ FARLE

March April 2023

Best foot forward

"We love silhouette-sculpting leggings as much as the next person, but they won’t protect us from injury or keep our joints
happy and healthy for the long haul.

We need a good pair of trainers for that.

Here, biomechanics expert Christophe Champs shares everything you need to know before buying your next pair"

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RUNNER'S WORLD

December 2022

Why you get foot cramp when running – and what to do about it.

Mid-run foot cramps can derail any run – and they’re painful, too.

Here’s what causes them and, importantly, how to stop them from happening.

If you’ve ever had to stop mid-run due to a foot cramp, you’ll know it’s...

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CYCLING WEEKLY

October 6, 2022

Fix your feet and ride faster: here are the surprising ways looking after your feet will make you a better cyclist.

Performance engineer at INEOS Grenadiers and current World Hour Record holder Bigham talks about the connection between feet, back pain and training consistency.

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PREGNANCY & PARENTING

Autumn 2022

FEET FIRST - How your child’s shoes can influence their health.

Delighted to be featured in PREGNANCY & PARENTING MAGAZINE, this fantastic Irish national glossy magazine aimed at parents and prospective parents. 

Covering Child Care, Children's Issues and Rights, Family and Parenting.

Click on the link below to find out more.

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SHEERLUXE MAN

July 06, 2022

Barefoot Training: What You Need To Know.

A decent pair of trainers is the first item on most lists of essential workout gear, so how did barefoot training become a thing?

Advocates say going shoeless can improve foot mobility and increase body awareness.

Christophe answered SL.Man, read the full interview below.

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THE STRATEGIST

April 25, 2022

The Best Foot Massagers, According to Foot specialists, Therapists, and Reflexologists.
 

The strategist UK and Lucy Carr interviewed Christophe to find out more about the foot massagers we recommend the most at PODO to reduce muscles tensions and boost their recovery.

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STYLIST UK

September 29, 2021

4 recovery tips to stop foot, calf and thigh muscle ache after hiking and walking

Aching legs and sore feet are common after hiking, but these simple tips can ease muscle pain after long walks. […]

Insoles were the answer I didn’t know I needed. PODO makes them on-site during your 90-minute appointment, so they were ready for me to walk in. 

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SWEATY FEET

June 3, 2021

No more sweaty feet!

by Harvey Leadbeater

If you currently have a pair of in the shoe wedges fitted inside your cycling shoes, you have probably experienced how sweaty and gross your feet become during the British summer, or whilst riding indoors…

Read Harvey's experience when cycling since wearing the Podo Orthotics.

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Go further with your orthotics

Orthotics are only one piece of the puzzle in helping your body work better.

Below you will find a wealth of information that has been helping patients around the world get the ‘big picture’.

The following resources (articles, videos and tutorials) do not just strive to give out the right advice, they also set the record straight on common misconceptions.

From wonderful walks in Hyde Park, Regents Park, the Thames path, Hampstead Heath Circular or simply when commuting to work through Oxford street, Piccadilly Circus, Covent garden, Mayfair, Soho... every step matters at Podo London!

 

Besides educating patients and sharing our tips to make your body works better, the Podo Clinic and Workshop, offers a thorough assessment to assess and analyse your posture, gait, and biomechanics. Providing all type of patients with custom orthotics made in-house, directly moulded onto the feet and ready to wear at the end of a single 90 minutes appointment.

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