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Biomechanists explore effect of obesity on falls

April 5, 2016

People who are obese fall and injure themselves at a higher rate than those who are normal weight and scientists and clinicians are working to identify the specific biomechanical variables involved in their falls in hopes of finding ways to prevent them. Identification of mediating factors as well as clinical interventions to help obese individuals safely recover from slips, trips and other falls are also key research goals.

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Salco 6 Slingback Sandal

April 5, 2016

Ideal for pairing with breezy summer dress­es, the new Salco 6 slingback sandal for women has woven its way into Arcopédico’s cork sole collection. The new Salco 6 san­dal features multitone inter­lacing soft nylon knit straps across the vamp along with heel and ankle straps for a secure, comfortable hold

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Pilgrim Shoes P3020

April 5, 2016

This spring Pilgrim Shoes introduces style P3020, a new addition to the company’s men’s and women’s Areni One collections. These shoes come with our signature stretchable leather uppers, combining the aesthetic appeal and durability of leather with the ability to accommodate forefoot deformities. Breathable panels along the sides of the shoe help promote air circulation to maintain a healthy in-shoe climate

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Ped-Lite Oliver

April 5, 2016

The Oliver, new from Ped-Lite, offers the benefits of a therapeutic shoe without sacrificing the appearance of a traditional boat shoe. Customers will initially notice the Oliver’s all-leather upper with wrap-around lacing that is typical of a classic boat shoe. The shoe also features 6/16″ of extra depth to accommodate custom foot orthoses, but 1/4″ of that extra depth is hidden inside the sole of the shoe; the result is an attractive style that looks like a true traditional boat shoe rather than a diabetic shoe

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Anodyne Sport Collection

April 5, 2016

Averaging around 7 oz per shoe (less than half a pound), “light is right” when it comes to Anodyne’s sport collection.

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Foot Dynamics: A clinical approach to quality shoes for an active community

April 5, 2016

By Kristine Thomas Photos by Nancy Bateman Too often when a person has issues with their feet, they are treated for their symptoms rather than the underlying problem, said Jeffrey Jacobs, BOCPed. “My goal is to address their problem,” Jacobs said. “I believe the key to solving foot problems begins with wearing the right shoes.” The owner of Foot Dynamics in Boise, ID, Jacobs describes his store as a place to find quality footwear.

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Smart insoles: Assessing their clinical potential

April 5, 2016

Athletes have been quick to embrace smart insoles and the biomechanical data generated by the devices’ embedded sensors.

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The importance of obesity in foot pain management

April 5, 2016

Increasing numbers of studies suggest that a high body mass index can significantly affect foot structure and function, increasing the risk of painful conditions. But questions remain as to how foot health specialists can best address foot pain in their obese and overweight patients

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Exercise Plan Software

April 5, 2016

PhysioTools software makes creating exercise programs quick and easy.

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Strap Pilates Book, 2nd Ed

April 5, 2016

A second edition of Stretch Out Strap Pilates Essentials has been published by OPTP and certified Stott Pilates instructor Angela Kneale. The book shows participants how to enhance Pilates movements by effectively using the Stretch Out Strap, a tool that features multiple loops for deep, personalized self-stretching. Readers learn dynamic exercises for use with the strap, including exercises for the lower extremities, that both lengthen and strengthen while challenging core stability and control

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