Arch Support

Since much of the current treatment for foot and ankle disorders is centered on supporting the arch, we thought it would be helpful to discuss what arch support really means and discuss whether it is necessary or desired in the active foot. In order to understand the treatment of rendering an arch support, one must … Continue reading Arch...
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Heel Elevation

Heel elevation is present on almost all shoes. Since we learned to walk, we have been wearing shoes. Some of us even before then. Our parents wisely wished to protect our feet and were not aware of the limiting effects shoes were having on the development of our feet. Almost all of those shoes had … Continue reading Heel...
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Why Shoes Make Normal Gait Impossible

In his article Why Shoes Make Normal Gait Impossible, Dr. William Rossi discusses the affect that shoes have on biomechanics and gait.  The following are excerpts from Dr. Rossi’s article.  Read the complete article here. “…natural is biomechanically impossible for any shoe-wearing person.  Natural gait and shoes are biomechanically incompatible because shoes automatically convert the … Continue reading Why...
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