Angela Belassie had to wear only flat shoes or ones with very low flat heels. Her feet are just size two which proved a great issue for wearing high heels.
For one it is near impossible to find a pair that fits. So she has to use padding for both the front and the back of the shoe to make them fit.
More troubling though is the fact that her feet are just too short. When angled on high heels the feet cant really support Angela and give her enough room to balance on. So she often simply toppled over.
Now most women would just stay confined to flats for the rest of their lives. Angela though is a true fan of high heels and wants not only to look at them but to wear them as well.
So she went to clinical orthologist Martin Bell, who specialises in correctin postural problems. He is also often working with Olympic athletes. So he knows what he’s doing. She met him at a networking event in Bristol and told him about her problem. Martin offered her to come to his office and see what can be done.
Bell had Angela walk on a spacial runway and analysed her walk and posture. Then gave her special exercises to do. A few moments later and lots of practicing led to the final result.
Today Angela can easily wear and walk in five inch stilettos with no problems at all. She is running her own PR company so she attends lots of events and wants to look good.
“Beforehand my walk was clunky and not very elegant, but after the sessions it was amazing, my husband noticed the difference straight away. I have always wanted to wear heels, especially when I went to weddings. Now I wear heels more frequently and even on a daily occurrence, where as before it was special occasions only”, says Angela to the SWNS.
This kind of work is not unsual for Bell. He often helps women who want to imrpove the way they walk. This is important as having a proper posture can make a lot of difference in your overal muscle and body health.
The way he works is filming the patient walk and analysing the footage. He picks up on subtle hints and then tells the patient what exercises to do to strenghten the weaker muscles.
“One of Martin’s workouts included the “dog poo shuffle”, which involved rubbing my foot on the floor with force as if cleaning mess off it. My bemused husband also looked on as I walked past him on my tiptoes – backwards. But I slowly developed the “tightrope walk” and moved more elegantly as a result. Following my final session, Martin played the before and after video and I was amazed by the difference”, Angela says.