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Foot Self-Examination

Foot Self-Examination What kind of shape are your feet in? According to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS), the average person takes approximately 10,000 steps per day, which add up to more than 3 million steps per year. We carry approximately four to six times our body weight across the ankle joint when climbing […]

Myths of Older Adult Falls

Myths of Older Adult Falls Debunking the Myths of Older Adult Falls Myths of Older Adult Falls  Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is, they’re not. Most falls can be prevented—and you have the power to reduce your risk. Exercising, managing your medications, having your vision checked, and making […]

Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Falls Prevention Awareness Day   Thursday, September 22, 2016 Falls Prevention Awareness Day The 9th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) will be observed on Sept. 22, 2016—the first day of fall. The event raises awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults. The theme of this year’s event is  Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent Falls in […]

National Park Service Centennial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aBYXooaSqE National Park Service Centennial  The National Park Service was created in 1916, and America’s national parks have given us a century of wide open space and natural beauty. Here’s to many centuries to come. They’re yours you know. You own them. Remember last year, the year before, or maybe the year before that? But […]

Olympic Sports Foot Injuries 2

     Olympic Sports Foot Injuries 2 – Basketball Jones’ Fracture Being a basketball player is very tough on your feet. Even with high performance shoes available today, hardwood has very little give to it.  The combination of hardwood, the pounding and twisting motions basketball players make, and the individual athletes’ foot shape, contribute to […]

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