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Exercise Ball Use

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Inflatable Exercise Balls: A Buyers Guide

Inflatable exercise balls, known as stability balls, Swiss balls, or fitness balls, are essential in fitness and rehabilitation. These versatile tools enhance core strength, balance, flexibility, and aid in injury recovery. Made from durable, burst-resistant materials, they support various exercises that engage multiple muscle groups, making them invaluable for home gyms, fitness centres, and therapeutic settings.

Different types cater to specific needs: stability balls for diverse exercises, peanut balls for added stability in therapy and prenatal use, Bosu balls for unique balance training, and yoga balls for flexibility and deep stretches. Choosing the right ball is crucial for effectiveness and safety, considering size, material quality, and intended use.

At Algeos, we offer a range of high-quality exercise balls to meet diverse needs, supporting your journey to better health and fitness. For more details on the types, uses, and benefits of exercise balls, continue reading

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Clip art vector showing two doctors examining diabetic foot ulcer

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FAQs of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: What you need to know

There are currently an estimated 4.8 million people in the UK living with diabetes. Of that cohort, approximately 10% will develop a diabetic foot ulcer. If not properly managed, the complications of diabetic foot ulcers can lead to lower-limb amputation, significantly reducing mortality rate for those living with the disease. To help you understand and prevent these issues, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about diabetic foot ulcers.

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Foot Supination

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Preventing Foot Supination: A Guide

Foot supination, also known as underpronation, is a condition where the foot rolls outward during walking or running. While this might seem like a minor issue, supination can lead to a host of problems including ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis, and shin splints.

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Orthotic being grinded on a grinding machine

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Proven and Trusted Materials for Foot Support

Did you know that research published in British Medical Journal found that foot pain affects over 200 million people worldwide? Your footwear choices matter more than you think. 

Foot support is the assistance that is provided to the feet to maintain their natural structure, alignment, and functionality. Correct foot support can reduce the risk of overstraining muscles, tendons, and ligaments by keeping your joints aligned and moving properly.

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Podiatrist examining patients foot

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Reasons why YOU need a Podiatrist

A podiatrist is a medical professional devoted to the treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle, to improve people’s mobility, independence, and quality of life. Our feet play a crucial role in our daily lives, so why not make sure that they are in the right condition, so it doesn’t affect our overall well-being?

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Ali and Sangeeta at the Village of Hope

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Algeos donates crucial medical supplies to support podiatric services at the Village of Hope in India

Algeos, a leading provider of medical supplies and equipment, establishes its partnership with podiatrists visiting the Village of Hope in New Dheli, India, to provide much needed chairside materials. A thriving residential community, the Village of Hope was built in 1993 by HOPE Foundation, part of HOPE Worldwide, and sits on 22.4 acres of land with almost 800 houses for approximately 6,000 people.

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Why Diabetic Foot Ulcers aren’t healing, and what to do about it

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Why Diabetic Foot Ulcers aren’t healing, and what to do about it

Diabetes is one of the most common diseases amongst adults in the UK, affecting roughly 4.3 million people and responsible for 174 amputations every week. Diabetic foot ulcers occur in between 10% and15% of people living with diabetes and, if left unmanaged, can lead to serious complications for the individual.

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  1. Foot Orthotic

    A guide to creating the most effective orthotics

    In principle, the use of custom-made foot orthotics allows clinicians to provide a more accurate device to better treat patients, however this depends on the materials and methods used, as well as cost and manufacturing time. Staff shortages within O&P roles, as well as funding cuts, means that orthotists and workshop managers need to use the most cost and time effective materials and methods to best serve their patients.

  2. Foot Orthotics

    What are Foot Orthotics?

    Clinical studies have shown that Orthotic devices encourage the normal function of the foot by dissipating kinetic forces during the stance phase of gait.

  3. 3D Printing for Foot Orthotics

    Voxelcare 3D Printing Solutions Now Shipping

    Introducing the VXC3DP Filament Cube from Voxelcare, a modular FDM unit containing a 3D printer that can operate as a single-unit system or combined with multiple VXC3DP Cubes to increase production output.