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Category: Ankle and Foot

Mar 2, 2015

Harness Your Body’s Natural Healing Power with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments – Part 2 of 2

Last week Health & Exercise Forum presented Part 1 of PRP Updates: What is PRP? How is it Administered? How it Works? This week will present PRP effectiveness and appropriate foot and ankle conditions for PRP. The body has an amazing capacity to heal itself. When the body becomes injured, a natural healing process occurs to […]

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Feb 23, 2015

Harness Your Body's Natural Healing Power with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments - Part 1 of 2

The body has an amazing capacity to heal itself. When the body becomes injured, a natural healing process occurs to repair the damaged tissue. The body signals platelets and other components in our blood to migrate to the site of injury. Platelets are the primary factor for stopping blood loss at the site of injury. […]

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May 28, 2013

How to Choose the Best Baby Shoes - Part 2 of 2

Guest Columnist: Janet M. Caputo, PT, DPT, OCS Part 2 of 2 (If you missed Part 1 you can go back and read it at this link.) When children begin to walk, they need shoes for protection  not stability or motion control!   Children deserve the BEST  shoes, which are not always the most expensive!  Selecting […]

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May 20, 2013

Baby's First Shoes - Could "No Shoes" be the "Best Shoes"?

Part 1 of 2 Guest Columnist: Janet Caputo, PT, DPT, OCS Babies celebrate their FIRST birthday, take their FIRST step, say their  FIRST word, and cut their FIRST tooth.  For the most part, Mother  Nature drives all these firsts.  Yes, parents do encourage their  babies to say their first word and take their first step, […]

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Aug 27, 2012

Exercises to Support Your Arch - Part 3 of 3 on Flat Feet and PTTD

In addition to the static support provided by orthoses, the body has several muscles that, because of their anatomical positions, can either directly affect the arch or assist the posterior tibialis tendon (PTT). Performing 3 sets of 10 repetitions of these special exercises every day can strengthen the muscles to help manage PTTD. See the […]

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Aug 20, 2012

Flat Feet and Tendon Injury - Part 2 of 3 on Flat Feet and PTTD

Guest Columnist: Janet Caputo, PT, DPT, OCS “Flat feet,” considered the most common foot deformity, affects 60 million people in the United States (approximately 25% of Americans).  Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) results from flat feet or may develop from an accumulation of prolonged, repetitive over-pronation of the foot. If not managed properly, PTTD can […]

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Aug 13, 2012

Flat Feet Need Attention! - Part 1 of 3 on Flat Feet and PTTD

Guest Columnist: Janet Caputo, PT, DPT, OCS Part 1 of 3 While walking in the sand on the beach, did you ever notice your foot print? Have you noticed that some foot prints on the beach are wider than others and show the width of the entire foot? That imprint would indicate a very flat […]

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Jan 23, 2012

Exercise and Foot Ulcers: Happy Feet Through Exercise

Guest Columnist: Janet Caputo, PT, DPT, OCS New research has found that exercise may help in the prevention of foot ulcers. Foot ulcers, while originally appearing as small and benign, often lead to one of the most serious problems in people with diabetes, amputation. Prevention is essential and understanding the risk factors and causes of […]

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Oct 4, 2010

Steamtown Marathon: Blister Management and Prevention

Nothing can ruin a great run like a nagging painful blister. As you attempt to “run through” the pain, you compensate your gait in such a way that you irritate something else, such as your knee, hip or lower back. With this in mind, as many local runners prepare for this year’s marathon, I thought information on blister prevention would be of great value.

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Jun 28, 2010

High Heels Look Like Heaven But Feel Like Hell!

Today, women have suffered great physical pain to continue this fashion trend popularized by every Playboy model and Miss America swimsuit contestant. High Heels – Look Like Heaven But Feel Like Hell! Recent research supports the fact that these fashion stilts are unhealthy.

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