Paul Golder writes for the Brentwood Gazette
As a community radio station we always feature a lot of health news and information – the NHS were on air a great deal during the heights of the pandemic, and surgeons and consultants who operate in the NHS and also private organisations such as Nuffield’s Brentwood Hospital.
However, if there’s one thing I have learned over the last couple of weeks it’s that you shouldn’t forget your feet! Our morning presenter Michelle Ward was joined in the studio by Brentwood footcare expert Neil McAllister from Kinetic Podiatry.
Neil spoke about the importance of looking after your feet, whether you’re undertaking any long-distance walking or not, and what you can do to make them healthier and stronger.
Neil has been a great help to me with regular phone calls and messages about what I can do to toughen my feet and reduce blisters, and it seems to be working.
You can hear Neil’s interview with Michelle again at www.phoenixfm.com.
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