Petaling Jaya, May 18th, 2017 – Leading footcare expert MyOrtho Rehab Sdn Bhd (MyOrtho) is back with its annual MyOrtho’s “Feet For Life” National Foot Health campaign – which is the country’s most comprehensive full-fledged foot health campaign to address increasing feet problems in the country.
The 3-day event which focuses on educating the public, especially parents with young kids, was officially launched at a media event this morning. The launch will also see the reveal of the official music video for MyOrtho’s “Healthy Feet” single which is sung by popular children’s TV programme host, singer and MyOrtho’s ambassador Melissa Ong. The campaign will run from Friday 19th May to Sunday 21st
May 2017 at the Ground Floor, South Court, Mid Valley Megamall and will continue to offer the very latest foot health education that will benefit the community at large.
The music video can be viewed by the public on YouTube from 3.00 pm today. MyOrtho’s Group CEO, Dato’ Dr Edmund Lee (who is a certified orthotics and medical doctor) presented insights on feet issues which can effect people from six to sixty, with varying health implications and solutions.
“Everything is an evolution! How man started, one’s career, health, life itself – all these evolve and change every day. This applies to foot health as well; every stage & age brings about a different foot issue.
“Your feet are a key pillar support and structure to the whole body. When the foot is not well, your whole body suffers, which could lead to serious health implications. Very few know that feet problems can be pre-empted if early detection is made by proper and regulated feet check- ups. Did you know that doing an annual check-up or analysis on the feet can help reduce feet issues by 80%” enthused Dato Dr.Lee
From babies, school children, working executives, sportsmen, pregnant women to the sick especially the diabetic, and the aged, can suffer or be inflicted by feet problems. During the press launch, MyOrtho’s renown orthotist shared age-specific foot health insights with all guests at the media launch. MyOrtho also acquainted them to a series of foot wear, suitable for various ages & conditions.
MyOrtho’s range of footwear includes prescription orthotics insoles, prescription orthotics insoles, orthotics for adults, orthotics for kids, diabetic shoes, healthy footwear, Boston Brace for Scoliosis, healthy accommodative shoes, footwear accessories and custom made shoes.
The public who are unaware and are concerned about the status of their feet health, need not worry as MyOrtho also has its own team of consultants & orthotic
specialists specially- trained in orthotic therapy – who serve customers as primary health care practitioners for disorders of the foot and lower leg, offering diagnosis and treatment, but also prevention and rehabilitation services.
Also attending the event was Malaysian supermodel, actress, business entrepreneur and mum, Amber Chia, who wanted to be better acquainted with foot health, especially for her growing up child. Foot care should be observed since young as such there are footwear that are especially made to condition children’s feet in their early developing years.
According to a health blogpost NCBI in 2013, foot pain is a common problem in Malaysia, especially amongst women. This study which was conducted to establish the prevalence of non-traumatic foot pain and its contributing factors amongst 400 young working Malaysian women, indicated more than half (68.4%) of the women with foot pain in their study attributed the pain to footwear.
In Malaysia, most have some form of feet problems especially foot pain, stiffness and aching, While older people tend to have even higher rates of foot problems, the alarming fact is the age of having feet problems is getting younger over the last decade. There has been an increase in feet problems amongst children and teenagers.
Older people are more likely to have foot pain. If they have a chronic disease, the pain most often comes from corns, calluses and toe deformities, of which 75% are bunions (a painful swelling on the first joint of the big toe). Foot pain in younger
people tends to come from aching muscles and stress on bones. About 30% of older people with foot pain have calluses and about 15% have corns on their toes.
Most of these problems derive from poorly fitting shoes, such as pointy-toed high heeled women’s shoes. Older or obese people, women, and people with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, knee, hip or back pain have much higher rates of foot problems. For women, pain in the toes and ball of the foot is much more common than in men, and it gets worse with age. However, pain in the heel tends to decrease as we get older.
The psychographics of feet health have undergone a stark paradigm shift with affected ages getting younger. These has got to do with lifestyle changes.
For more information, please logon to www.myortho.com.my.