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S is for the Short Foot Exercise

January 19, 2017

The short foot exercise is an arch strengthening exercise that is commonly prescribed for flat or overpronated feet.

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G is for Gowers sign

August 1, 2015

Gowers sign is common in conditions that involve a proximal muscles weakness such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. In these conditions in order to stand the child first starts prone and then uses the hand to ‘walk’ up the legs.

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I is for Ipswich Touch Test

March 8, 2015

The Ipswich Touch Test is a clinical test to test for a lack of sensation in those with diabetes. For the Ipswich Touch Test, you simply lightly touch the ends of the 1st, 3rd and 5th toes to see if they can feel them. if they can’t then there is a good chance that they […]

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R is for Rhagades

July 21, 2014

Rhagades is a term used to describe cracks that occur in the skin, usually around the mouth. Occasionally you see the term used to describe cracked heels in the foot, especially in European countries.

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S is for Split Toe Shoes

December 2, 2013

These Split Toe running shoe are making some what of a comeback in recent year after originally being popular in Japan. Several running shoe companies now make these shoe with pockets for one or more toes.

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Z is for Zero Drop Running Shoes

December 2, 2013

The drop of a running shoe is the difference between the height of the heel and the height of the forefoot. A zero drop running shoe is when the forefoot and heel are of the same height.

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H is for High Heel Workout

December 2, 2013

High Heel Workouts are increasing in popularity. these are exercise classes in which the participants were their high heels.

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A is for APOS Therapy

December 2, 2013

APOS Therapy is a footwear system used to treat knee problems. A number of claims get made for the product that is not necessarily supported by good research.

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A is for Airia One running shoe

November 21, 2013

The Airia One running shoe are a unique running that has a cant or slant under the forefoot, thicker under the lateral forefoot.

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O is for Os tibiale externum

September 7, 2013

Os tibiale externum is another name for an accessory navicular, an extra ossicle of bone attached to the tibia, usually where the poeterior tibial muscle attaches.

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