Oxfam Trailwalker Event

Ned Buckley is proud to once again be heading up the volunteer podiatry team at the 2017 Perth Oxfam Trailwalker event in September. This epic fundraising event will see 450 teams walk a gruelling 100km within 48 hours in the Perth Hills.OTW 300x222 Oxfam Trailwalker Event

During the two day event on 22-24 September, Ned and a team of volunteer podiatrists and students will be stationed at checkpoints to provide first aid, including treatment, blister management, strapping, ankle sprains, bruising etc.

If you are a participant and want to give yourself the best chance of your feet lasting the distance, you can make an appointment with Ned ahead of the event and he will conduct a full examination, biomechanical assessment and footwear analysis to identify any areas which may cause you problems. He can also offer advice on sock selection, blister management, and how to condition your feet for the event. He can also craft you a pair of custom orthotics at his West Perth clinic to support and cushion your feet, help to prevent blisters and chaffing and to address any biomechanical issues you may have.

In the spirit of this worthy fundraising event, Ned Buckley Podiatry will pledge $30 to each Oxfam team member who is prescribed a pair of custom orthotics from Ned Buckley Podiatry before the 22 September 2017. We will also pledge $10 for each Initial Consultation with a Trailwalker participant before the event.

Helpful Resources

1. Ned shares his helpful tips in the following comprehensive video tutorial – foot taping for blister prevention – to demonstrate taping methods for the most common blister hotspots.

 

2. Ned has prepared a Foot Survival Guide for everything you need know to keep your feet healthy before and during the event.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Ned by filling out this contact form and he will respond as quickly as possible.