A human foot & ankle is a strong, mechanical structure that contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles
The average child will take its first steps around 13-
When walking, each time your heel lifts off the ground it forces the toes to carry one half of your body weight.
Standing in one spot is far more tiring than walking because the demands are being made on the same few muscles for a longer length of time.
The first shoes were invented 5,000,000 years ago during the Ice Age and were made from animal skinks.
The ancient Romans were the first to construct distinct left and right shoes. Before that, shoes could be worn on either foot.
Neglect and a lack of awareness of proper foot care that brings on foot problems. (including ill-
Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in America. It limits everyday dressing, climbing stairs, getting in and out of bed or walking -
The record for the world’s largest feet belongs to Matthew McGrory who wears US size 28 1/2 shoes. The average men’s shoe size is 10 1/2.
There are currently more websites on the Internet having to do with foot fetishes than with foot health.
Podiatrist, Pieter Roos, qualified at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1989. Over the past 22 years, he has completed a multitude of additional courses and kept up to date with medical advances. These skills enable him to deal with any podiatry requirement of the patients referred to his practice in Centurion, South Africa.
Having successfully operated and managed a private practice within South Africa for almost a decade. During that time, Pieter also worked in conjunction with the Western Cape Provincial Government Health Department, servicing out patients thus empowering him with an understanding of the ever pressing need for effective health care.
This understanding led him to work in the Middle East, where his passion for patients with life changing illness diabetes has culminated in the opening of his practice in Centurion upon returning to the country of his birth. Although foot conditions relating to life changing illness are his passion, Pieter feels that one needs to continue with the everyday patient treatment, so as not to lose touch with the workings of one’s field.
Future plans include a research study involving the affects of HIV medication on the feet.