Sunday, December 2, 2018

Back To School Healthy Feet Healthy Kids @ Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Centre, Petaling Jaya

With Dato Dr Edmund Lee, Chief Executive Clinician 
at Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Centre

So often we tend to pay good attention to our face skin care, body health and nutrition concern, dental visit, however, the part of the body that most of us tend to pay less attention is the part that takes a major beating every day ~ our feet. The feet area is perhaps the most neglected part of the human body.

Back To School ~ Healthy Feet Healthy Kids
Find out more at Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Centre

Let's consider the following questions: Constantly suffer from foot, knee, hip or low back pain; noticed that one corner of shoes always shows sign of damage first.

If the answer is yes to any of the above mentioned, a visit to Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Centre may provide benefits and solutions for foot related issues.

On last weekend, I was invited to attend Dato Dr Edmund Lee's talk on Back To School with Healthy Feet & Spine, at Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Centre. I gained valuable information on the myth and facts of flat feet and the current treatment available for flat feet.

Situated under one roof with Super Pharmacy Megastore PJ, Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Centre specialized on orthotic and prosthetic solutions, provides professional consultation and correction to mobility training and confidence building for their patients. The holistic approach of the centre allows patients to feel at ease and in control while giving the special attention and care to their feet.

Nice spacious gymnasium inside the centre

The centre is spacious and clean, with facilities such as occupational therapy and sports rehabilitation. There is a small play area for kids and a gymnasium apart from treatment rooms. The centre also has a retail section to sell range of orthotics shoes, custom made orthotics insole, Sunfeet healthy school shoes for kids, Sunfeet diabetic, orthopedic and therapeutic footwear.

What is an Orthotic?

A foot orthotic is a prescribed medical appliance, custom-made device that can be inserted into the shoe to support, align, prevent and/or accommodate foot deformities and improve foot function. Used in conjunction with appropriate footwear, a foot orthotic can be effective in helping to treat a number of foot and lower limb problems including heel, arch and forefoot pain, shin splints, as well as pain and complications related to health conditions, such as diabetes and arthritis.

The session began with introduction and sharing by the friendly Dato Dr Edmund Lee. Dato Dr Edmund Lee presented and talked on several common foot problems and his pursuit to increase awareness and to educate the public on foot health education, with his mission to provide the highest level of comprehensive foot care in Malaysia so that every person can put his or her best foot forward.

Qualification and Achievement
Dato Dr Edmund Lee, DIMP AMP, PKT, Phd (USA) Bsc (Hons)
State Registered Orthotist & Prosthetist (UK)
Clinical Specialist in Foot Biomechanics (AUS)
Specialising in Foot Manipulation & Lower Limb Dry Needling (AUS)

Dato Dr Edmund Lee is a highly respected medical professional and knowledgeable in the field of orthotics and prosthetics. His skills in diagnostic treatment, ability to prescribe and design orthotics & prosthetics to injured and neurologically impaired patients has earned him recognition in the medical peers.

Dato Dr Edmund Lee's special interest is in the field of Foot & Ankle Biomechanics and Scoliosis Management.
  • Member of British Association of Prosthetist and Orthotist (BAPO)
  • Member of Pedorthic Footwear Association
  • Member of Prescription Foot Orthotic Laboratory Association (PFOLA)
  • Member of International Society of Prosthetics & Orthotics (ISPO)
  • Member of Australian Pedorthic Medical Grade Footwear Association

I learn that wearing the right footwear is important, just like using the right skincare product for our delicate skin. This is especially important for kids during their crucial growing up stage from age 1 to age 14. A young foot is flexible foot that can be prone to hypermobility and lacks muscle strength. As a result, a supportive shoe is necessary.

"Without that support, children are in danger of developing flat feet, sore knees, shin splints and even back pain." mentioned by Dato Dr Edmund Lee during his speech presentation.

In accordance with Dato Dr Edmund Lee's mission to increase the awareness of foot health education in Malaysia, Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Centre is having Back To School collection features brand new styles designed to liberate movement, providing kids and students with the freedom to wonder in comfort with removable orthotic insole. The black and white school shoes come with a pair flat feet correction orthotic insoles which enable the kids and students to feel all day comfort and support.

Besides that, Sunfeet is also having specially designed spine protection school bags for kids and students.

In the speech presentation, Dato Dr Edmund Lee continued shared that there are 6 foot type, namely Normal, Flat, Pronated, Severe Flat, Severe High Arch, High Arch. Early detection and prevention through foot health education is important especially for kids age 1 to age 4, before they turn into mature stage which will caused more complicated treatment needed.

Dato Dr Edmund Lee stressed that flat foot is not a disease, it is just a periodic phenomenon and with early detection would be able to provide effective solution to young foot.

How do we know we belong to which type of foot? Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Centre provides FREE Foot Screening and Consultation, and since now is the year end long school holiday time, parents could take this golden opportunity to visit the centre and have free foot checking and to choose a perfectly-fitting school shoes which provide the correct support and cushioning for young kid's growing feet.

Advance foot scanning machine

Foot scanned result shown in the screen, and there will be 
a printed out report sheet for reading and analyzing

Dato Dr Edmund Lee also shared tips on choosing the suitable footwear, indeed this is very helpful especially for parents when choosing footwear for their kid/kids.

  • Try to buy and test the shoes in evening time as this is the time where our feet expands the most.
  • Test the shoes by inserting two fingers between the gap of feet and shoe at the back or front shoe, as to allow a space for kid's growing feet.
  • Test and try by wearing both shoes together so that we can feel the actual wearing on whether or not it is comfortable, not too loose or too tight.

Good reviews given by satisfied guests

Some of the services provided by Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Centre are:-

  • 3D Prescription Custom Orthotic Insoles
  • 3D Prescription Custom Orthotic Sandals
  • 3D Prescription Custom Orthotic Shoes
  • 3D Custom Scollosis Brace
  • Sunfeet Healthy School Shoes & Sandals
  • Sunfeet Stability Shoes (Severe Flat Feet)
  • Prescription Custom OA Knee Brace
  • Foot Adjustment & Manipulation
  • 3D Foot Biomechanical Assessment
  • Physiotherapy & Sports Rehabilitation

Group photograph session

Thanks very much Zayani for your lovely invites đź’•

As a mother I always wish to give the best for my son. I believe parents nowadays take good concern for their kids too, we all want our kids to grow up healthy and fit. I feel happy that Sunfeet provides one-stop solution to take care of our so-often-get-ignored yet delicate feet.

Since now it is the year end school holiday season, let's bring our family and kids to Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Centre for a free foot check and consultation, as well as take the good opportunity to check out their latest range of Back To School school shoes and school bags.

For more information, please visit the below:

Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Centre
Block C, 18 Jalan 19/1, Seksyen 19
46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Contact Number: 013-912 2939

Business Hour: 10AM to 7PM Daily


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