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National Yoga Month

Posted by Eva Nemcik on

September is here. The weather is starting to cool a bit in many parts of the country and fall is soon to arrive.This is also the official National Yoga month as designated by the Department of Health and Human Services since 2008.Many of you practice yoga and are well aware of the benefits of this ancient practice. But did you realize that the development of yoga can be traced back over 5,000 years and some believe that it could even be more than 10,000 years.In the US, what we think of yoga is what is known as Hatha Yoga which...

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5 Foot care tips for runners and you too!

Posted by Eva Nemcik on

Your feet are the foundation of your body. They keep you grounded, moving forward in life and get you where you need to go. Often times, they are one of the last parts of our body that we take care of. We often accept a bit of pain from our feet as part of everyday life. These 5 tips will help your feet feel better, move you farther and faster with less pain and soreness and can help you enjoy life better through pain free movement. Be picky on your shoe selection When you are choosing new running shoes (or...

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Plantar Fasciitis - Most Treatments Are Wrong

Posted by James Leuty on

Heel pain is the most common foot problem in the United States, and plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of a painful heel. Many people who suffer from the condition never find a way to get complete relief from the painful problem, and there's a good reason why--up until recently, most doctors have been treating plantar fasciitis the wrong way. The Old School Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Plantar fasciitis was once thought to be an inflammatory condition that affects a band of tissue called the plantar fascia that is responsible for connecting your heel bone to your toes. Doctors used to...

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Treat yourself to better foot health for Mother's Day!

Posted by Eva Nemcik on

This is the time of year where we celebrate our mothers and all the great things that they have done for us and the support they have given us in the past. We care about our customers and the health of their feet and our goal is to turn achy feet into happy feet. No one deserves that better than moms so why not treat the moms in your life to the gift of better foot health with a pair of foot alignment socks.   Many moms suffer from a variety of foot ailments including bunions, hammer toes and just general...

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Foot Pain Exercises - Part 2

Posted by Eva Nemcik on

Continuing our last post, we are featuring some additional exercises from Katy Bowman* which are sure to help your tired, achy feet. The fist is a Double Calf Stretch. Proper form for double calf stretch. Tightness in the backs of your legs can adversely affect the alignment of your pelvis, leading to problems with the pelvic floor as well as the spine and shoulders. Feet and knees straight, see if you can get the lower back to look less like a camel (with a hump) and more like a shallow bowl. Our second exercise is a Top of Foot Stretch. Stretch out...

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