Summit Pedorthics: Heel-to-Toe Humans

Summit Pedorthics: Heel-to-Toe Humans   Do you walk from toe-to-heel, or heel-to-toe?   From the earliest of times, humans adapted to a way of walking that was different from that of most mammals. Instead of walking on our toes without putting much weight on our heel, we tend to walk by striking our heels first. This is known as heel-toe

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Summit Pedorthics: OUCH! Shin Splints

Summit Pedorthics: OUCH! Shin Splints   Are you familiar with these painful shin pains? The term “shin splints” refers to pain running along the inner side of the tibia. Shin splints are very common! Many people suffer from these pains after running or long periods of exercise. Dancers are also very prone to this ailment. They can be caused by

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Summit Pedorthics: Activity, Exercise, and Limited Mobility

Summit Pedorthics: Activity, Exercise, and Limited Mobility   Many people who are limited in their ability, mobility, or bound to wheelchairs often struggle with finding a workout plan that is enough, but gentle enough not to upset the body. Some would believe that exercise is impossible once they are wheelchair bound. This is just not the case, and this sort

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