Health Professional - Natasha Weaver
We’re huge fans of physiotherapists, our designer is one! What was it that made you want to be a physiotherapist?
My desire to be a physio came from wanting to combine my love of physical activity and health with my desire to make a difference in people's lives. This grew and adapted as I found the world of paediatrics and discovered an area of immense job satisfaction wrapped in the emotional ups and downs of working with kids.
What is your favourite part of being a physiotherapist?
The thing I love most about my job is knowing that my work can genuinely make an impact in a young persons life and help them to achieve their goals. It is so incredibly powerful to be a part of a patients journey and I treasure the lessons that I learn along the way.
What are the most common foot problems you see in your female patients?
I see a lot of developmental or age specific foot conditions. These include growth related conditions such as severs disease or Achilles tendinopathy right through to secondary changes post clubfoot correction.
What features of FRANKiE4 do you think could benefit your female patients?
For all of these conditions in adolescents I provide advice about supportive footwear. My go-to checklist includes a soft heel pad with a firm heel cup and medial arch support. This was previously so hard to 'sell' because teenagers want to wear fashionable shoes which usually have very poor support. I am so glad to have found frankie4's and be able to suggest the best of both worlds.
How did you like your FRANKiE4s?
I adore them! My whole day I am on my feet, up and down off the floor and running/jumping/playing with patients and I still don't get those horrible achy feet at the end of it. The leather is A+ for infection control purposes and the white sleek design matches well with both my formal and informal uniform.
In three words describe what FRANKiE4 means to you?
Versatile, trend-setting, supportive