Foot/Ankle

Are Toe Crunches just as important as Stomach Crunches??

24
Aug
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
  I have struggled over the years as to the importance of including toe flexor strengthening as part of a program for plantar fasciitis. Many researches agree that the potential causes of ...

Foot Orthotic Videos - What do YOU need?

06
Mar
   0 Comments    by orthowell
I have created several videos to demonstrate HOW and WHY we make custom foot orthotics at WalkWell Foot Orthotics to treat various foot pain conditions. You can share the links to these videos with friends or family members who may be suffering from foot pain and who are looking for answers. The con...

PLANTAR FASCIITIS....OUR OWN DVD!!

11
Sep
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
I have treated a lot of foot pain over 22 years as a physical therapist. Because I make custom foot orthotics, I am exposed to foot ailments much more than other PT's. Geoff and I treat a lot of these...

Plantar Fasciitis & Foot Orthotics

29
Oct
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
Yes. We treat a lot of plantar fasciitis. There is a lot of foot pain out there. While performing a literature review of heel pain in 2005 (follow this link to READ MORE), I made reference to several articles about the prevalence of heel pain. One United States study estimated that one million patie...

Nerve Mobilization Techniques

13
Aug
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
I would like to highlight one of the unique treatment techniques that we offer at OrthoWell.  As many of you know, we spend a lot of quality time during our biomechanical evaluation trying to "figure things out". This is the reason that several of our referring physicians call us "THINKERS".  We p...

What Happened To My Arch??

20
Jun
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
I cannot count the number of times over the past 22 years that patients have told me “I USED to have an arch, but not anymore”.  Is it true that you can actually lose your arch as you get older?...

PUMP YOU UP!!

10
Mar
,    1 Comments    by orthowell
So how important is resistance training? I have had the privilege of working with one of my peers, a fellow PT, and strength and conditioning specialist, Mike Stare from Spectrum Fitness in Beverly, b...

Foam Rolling Technique

16
Jan
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
As most of you know, a very important part of our practice is the treatment of soft tissue dysfunction. This may be in the form of a muscle “knot”, chronic scar tissue, or post-surgical stiffness. We have many names ie “the doctors of knotology” and “the Marquis de Sade” to name a few. I...

KinesioTape-The Evidence

26
Oct
,    1 Comments    by orthowell
I have received several comments from bloggers that “there is no evidence” regarding the effectiveness of Kinesiology Taping or KinesioTaping Techniques. I would like to share with you some very d...

Reebok pays 25M - Kick in the Butt!

02
Oct
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
As an addendum to the my last post "Whats Up with the Shape-Ups?", guess what happened to Reebok? They have to pay 25 million due to false "toning" claims. Talk about a kick in the butt!! Read on. ...

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