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: Heart Health: Exercise is Key!

Summit Pedorthics: Heart Health: Exercise is Key! If you are a person who suffers from any heart condition, you have probably been told to watch what you eat and get your exercise hundreds of times! For good reason though! Exercise and nutrition are our first defenses against anything bad happening to our bodies. Just as you know what would happen

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Summit Pedorthics: Heart Health: The Risk Factors

Summit Pedorthics: Heart Health: The Risk Factors Heart disease and cardiovascular disorders are the number one cause of death in both men and women, followed closest behind by cancer; whose rates are half of what are seen from cardiovascular deaths. This means that knowing your risk factors can help you to help yourself live a life that will support you

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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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Bunions, Calluses & Corns- Oh My! Part 1: Bunions

Bunions, Calluses & Corns- Oh My! Part one: Bunions ~ Welcome Fall! Happy October! If you’ve ever had a bunion, you know that they can be some of the most painful things to deal with! A bunion usually occurs at the base of the big toe, right at the joint. This means that all of the body weight, with each

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Plantar Fasciitis: When Home Treatment isn’t Helping

Plantar Fasciitis: When Home Treatment isn’t Helping   When you have had Plantar Fasciitis for a long period of time, and even though you were doing everything in our Part 1, it did not make a difference. It is possible that you may have a spur that is putting pressure on the plantar fascia. It is probably time to see a

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