Mothers focus all their time and attention on their children and family, often neglecting their own psychological and physiological health in the process and this usually goes on for the majority of the child’s upbringing and quite often into their adult years.

As a mum I find it hard to allow myself the time /money/ attention to my own health (even though my son is living away and not at all reliant on me !!). Good old mum guilt still plagues me – yet I find myself advising all my patients to be kind to themselves and to take the time to look after their health and happiness.

With Mother’s Day fast approaching I want to extend a reminder to all the Mums, Step Mums, Grandma’s, Nana’s to to be kind to ourselves and take stock of what we want / need in our life to change to maintain our happy and healthy selves.

A long soak in a BATH with a glass of your favourite DRINK, TIME to sit peacefully to read a book, or having a MASSAGE can be for some such a distant memory – “One Day I will get time to …insert your wish list”.

Women need to be careful when it comes to looking after their feet – and sometimes as a busy mum or Grandparent, you do not make the time to do anything about it. Between looking after the kids, working, school pickups – and of course finding time to exercise – your feet go through a lot!

Let’s be proactive this mother’s day and check in with your Mum (or yourself)

– Do they need a health check up with their local doctors?

– Do they need a foot health check up at their local Podiatrist?

– Do they need new shoes?

– Do they need assistance with those dry cracked heels?

– Do they need help with their nail care?

– Do they have diabetes and have not had their feet checked by a health professional?

Here at ProMed podiatry we can offer foot care advice, treatment, and solutions for all those feet out there that have been a little sore, neglected and forgotten about.

Our advice to you is to put mum’s feet first this Mother’s Day. Book her in to see one of our 5 podiatrists and make sure her feet are getting the support they need to support the family. We currently have Deluxe Pedicure gift vouchers available for purchase which we think is the perfect treat for any mum out there 🙂

We wish all the mum’s out there a very happy Mother’s Day!

Janine Frampton

Podiatrist

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