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CMT Awareness Month – Pedorthic Intervention

We want to let all our Face book Connected people know about a really un-fortunate condition which does not get the profile it needs to raise enough funding for a cure.

A typical CMT sufferer has many problems with their feet and walking. This is how we meet so many of these charming people.

Many people suffer every moment of every day with this condition.  I know many people with CMT and they are such wonderful strong and independent people.  They will not let this disease get the better of them.

If you don’t know much about it then have a look here WTF is CMT

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CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (named after the 3 medical professionals who first identified CMT), is also known as Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathy (HMSN). It is a common but frequently undiagnosed condition. CMT is not a contagious disease but is an inherited neurological disease and in some families has a 50% chance of being passed onto other generations. Research has indicated that as many as 1 in 2,500 people in Australia could have CMT. CMT is not life threatening although people with CMT have it for life.       Donations can be made here ….

Redistributing pressure from high risk areas is done with pedorthic orthoses and specialised footwear. The Right image is the pressure within the shoe when walking – highlights the risk area. The Left image shows the pressure reduced with Pedorthic intervention