Rugby Podiatry - Orthotics Sponsors For Rugby Professional Owen Hills

Rugby Podiatry dispensed and fitted two pairs custom foot orthoses to Owen Hills, of Nottingham Rugby.

Rugby Podiatry Team

February 25, 2021

Rugby Podiatry is proud to sponsor professional rugby player Owen Hills for foot-orthoses.

Owen, 24, plays for Nottingham Rugby - where he has just signed a 14 month contract.

Peter Barrow, who prescribed and made 2 pairs of orthoses for Owen said, "We hope to make Owen faster - by improving the way his feet work as propulsive levers - and at the same time also increase the stability of his ankles. He's a great lad and if Rugby Podiatry can contribute to the success of his professional rugby career it will be very satisfying. It has been a couple of years since the Practice has been involved with sports professionals - we made several pairs of orthoses for Coventry City FC. I am delighted to be involved again with elite-level sportspeople and will take a close interest in Owen's progress."

At this level of sport two pairs of orthoses are necessary, says Peter. One ultra-lightweight pair has been machined especially to fit into the tight rugby boots and the other pair is for Owen's day-to-day footwear. "It seems to be important that the muscles of the lower limbs get used to the feet being in corrected positions at all times," said Peter.

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P Jones

Fantastic, friendly and effective service.  Had suffered with painful toes for a number of years.  After being fitted with bespoke orthotics and getting properly fitting shoes, the pain has significantly reduced in severity and frequency, my posture and ability to walk for several miles at a time are also so much better.

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