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: 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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Summit Pedorthics: Trench Foot

Summit Pedorthics: Trench Foot Trench foot? Sounds a bit odd, doesn’t it? “Trench foot” is described by the CDC, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as immersion foot. Immersion foot happens when a persons’ foot is wet for extended periods of time. This is a completely preventable and treatable condition. This problem first arose with soldiers fighting in the

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Pronation & Supination: Foot Wear & Extra Care

Pronation & Supination: Foot Wear & Extra Care ~ If you’ve got pronation, or supination, you’ve most likely already met with a Pedorthist or Podiatrist, gotten your custom pair of orthotics made, and have been diligently working them into your everyday shoe wearing routine. If you have NOT done those things yet, then please begin there! Most cases of pronation

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