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The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) launched their campaign, an online education source of information for both professionals and parents called, ‘First Steps: Keeping Children’s Feet Healthy and Happy,’ this week. The aim, of course, is to provide comprehensive education to the general public about regularly maintaining children’s feet and the true importance; from very young ages on up, of the role podiatrists play in positive health.

"It's important that parents pay close attention to children's feet even before they start to walk, beginning at birth and continuing as they take their first steps, go to school, and participate in sports."said APMA President Frank Spinosa. This only underscores the necessity of podiatrists in providing guidance for keeping a child’s feet healthy at all stages of development and in treating injuries and abnormalities that crop up.  

This only underscores the necessity of podiatrists in providing guidance for keeping a child’s feet healthy at all stages of development and in treating injuries and abnormalities that crop up. So speak with podiatrist Dr. Nicholas Crismali, DPM of Crismali Foot and Ankle. Dr. Crismali  will evaluate your current care methods and make suggestions where he sees the need for improvement.

Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

Having healthy feet in childhood can help prevent medical problems later in life, namely in the back and legs. As children grow, their feet require different types of care from birth to school-age.

Although babies do not walk yet, it is still very important to take care of their feet.

· Avoid putting tight shoes or socks on his or her feet
· Allow the baby to stretch and kick his or her feet to feel comfortable

As a toddler, kids are now on the move and begin to develop differently. At this age toddlers are getting a feel for walking, so don’t be alarmed if your toddler is unsteady or ‘walks funny’.

As your child gets older, it is important to teach them how to take care of their feet

  • Show them proper hygiene to prevent infections such as fungus
  • Be watchful of any pain or injury
  • Have all injuries checked by a doctor as soon as possible
  • Comfortable, protective shoes should usually be worn

For more information about Keeping Children’s Feet Healthy, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Hesperia, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.

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children's foot healthThe North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) has teamed up with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) to collect athletic shoes for kids in need. The objective is to help children who wouldn’t normally have access to this equipment live a more active lifestyle.

According to Ben Back, the president of NIACC’s Physical Therapist Assistant Club, the groups also hope the project will help make the public more aware of the large amount of underprivileged kids living in America. “A lot of us take for granite having five, ten, 15 pairs of shoes in our closet,” Back said, “where as some are at a disadvantage to not have that many pairs of shoes and new pair of shoes might be a big deal.”

Keeping children’s feet healthy can sometimes be a daunting task. If you are unsure if you’re doing the right thing for your kids’ feet, speak with podiatrist Dr. Nicholas Crismali of Crismali Foot and Ankle. Dr. Crismali will evaluate your current care methods and make suggestions where he sees the need for improvement.

Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

Having healthy feet in childhood can help prevent medical problems later in life, namely in the back and legs. As children grow, their feet require different types of care from birth to school-age.

Although babies do not walk yet, it is still very important to take care of their feet.

·Avoid putting tight shoes or socks on his or her feet
·Allow the baby to stretch and kick his or her feet to feel comfortable

As a toddler, kids are now on the move and begin to develop differently. At this age toddlers are getting a feel for walking, so don’t be alarmed if your toddler is unsteady or ‘walks funny’.  Be sure the child wears comfortable and protective shoes so that they can grow into their feet properly.

As your child gets older, it is important to teach them how to take care of their feet

  • Show them proper hygiene to prevent infections such as fungus
  • Be watchful of any pain or injury

To learn more about keeping children’s feet healthy follow link below.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact our offices in Hesperia, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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biomechanicsJosep Maria Font leads researchers at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in experiments designed to further our understanding of the way a variety of shoe types affect every aspect of footwear. Advanced data collection on biomechanics can be used to develop comfortable, intelligently-crafted footwear for everyone.

“With this information, the statistical data and the results of the survey, we were able to determine which parameters more closely linked to the comfort were perceived by the user,” says Josep. Through the course of the experiments and research, the scientists used precise motion-capture cameras and sensors to measure gait, how the subjects walked, and how their feet impact the ground when they take steps.

Biomechanical insight is an important subject to anyone concerned about the health of their feet. For in-depth assistance on such a complicated topic, consider speaking to a licensed podiatrist like Dr. Nicholas Crismali of Crismali Foot and Ankle. Dr. Crismali will analyze the way your feet move and help determine if you need to make any changes to your lifestyle.

Biomechanics in Podiatry

Podiatric biomechanics is a sect of specialized podiatry that features licensed practitioners trained in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the foot, ankle and lower leg. Biomechanics focuses on the issues that affect the body and cause an interference with the biological structure. It also focuses on the foot and ankle’s movement and the forces that interact with them.

A History of Biomechanics

-Biomechanics historically dates back to ancient Egypt, which utilized professional foot care

-Biomechanics gained a high profile in 1974 thanks to the studies of Merton Root, who claimed by changing or controlling the ankle and foot’s forces, as well as diagnosing conditions and making corrections, could be used to gain strength and coordination to the affected area.

Improvements in modern technology are based on both therapeutic processes and past theories. These help provide a better understanding of podiatry concepts for biomechanics. Computers can provide an accurate determination regarding the movements and patterns of the lower legs and feet with important information captured.
 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Hesperia, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.

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Proper Shoe SizeFor Lauren Smith, faith is paramount in her life. By tenets of her faith, Smith seeks to give back to her community by organizing the Walking By Faith Shoes Drive with her church for the past few months. Smith and fellow volunteers distributed flyers and received an overwhelming response, collecting about 500 pairs of shoes of donated shoes.

“It’s amazing how many people donated so far,” Smith said, “It’s shown that people are really generous and they want to serve the community too.” The drive’s giveaway was held on August 3 and has no expectations or guidelines for anyone attending, as Smith’s only hope is that those who come will find what they need. “We just want people to know that we’re here if they need us,” Smith said, “This isn’t for us, it’s for them.”

Wearing properly fitted shoes can serve to prevent injuries and adverse conditions to your legs and feet. Dr. Nicholas Crismali of Crismali Foot & Ankle can help size your feet and provide recommendations on the best exercise footwear for your feet so they remain healthy and can provide care should you develop any foot problems.

Getting the Right Shoe Size

There are many people that wear shoes that are ill-fitting, which affects their feet and posture. Selecting the right shoes is not a difficult process so long as you keep several things in mind when it comes to selecting the right pair.

· When visiting the shoe store, use the tools available to measure your foot
· When measuring your foot with your shoe on, add 1-2 inches to the size
· Be sure there is ‘wiggle room’. There should be about an inch between your toes and the tip of your shoes
· Do not always assume you are the same size, as manufacturers run differently
· Purchase shoes later in the day as your feet swell as the day progresses
· If a shoe is not comfortable, it is not suitable. Most shoes can’t be ‘broken in’, and comfort should be the ultimate goal when it comes to choosing the right pair of shoes

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If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Hesperia, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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