Posts Tagged ‘Orthotics’

BOC Subject Matter Experts Met for Test Development

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A group of subject matter experts met in Atlanta, Georgia, from March 17-19, 2012, to author new questions, known as “items,” for clinical simulation examinations in orthotics and prosthetics and multiple-choice examinations in orthotics, prosthetics, orthotic fitting, and mastectomy fitting for the Board of Certification/Accreditation, International (BOC). In addition to practicing BOC certificants, the group(read more)

Ultra Cycling: George Thomas

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by Faye Rapoport In ultra cycling, the question is not how to prevent foot injuries. When you’re riding for 21-22 hours a day, over an 8-day course known as the entire United States, your feet are going to hurt. Period. For cyclists like George Thomas, the pain is worth it. Thomas’ journey toward competing in(read more)

Foot Stretches To Prevent Injuries

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Plantar fasciitis is a runner’s recurring nightmare. It strikes when the thick band of fibers that runs along the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed. It can start as a minor irritation but can advance and develop into a very stubborn and sidelining injury, especially if it’s not treated promptly or properly. While ice, rest, orthotics, and(read more)

Foot Health Issues: Causes & Solutions

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By Aetrex Marketing Did you know 75% of Americans will experience foot health problems at least once in their lives? Of this inordinately high percentage, 4 out of 5 are women largely due to unhealthy footwear such as high heels and ill-fitting shoes. For that reason, any foot pain you’re struggling with can most likely(read more)

Do You Have Flat Feet?

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Over-pronation, or flat feet, is a common biomechanical problem that occurs in the walking process when a person’s arch collapses upon weight bearing. This motion can cause extreme stress or inflammation on the plantar fascia, potentially causing severe discomfort and leading to other foot problems. Over-pronation is very prominent in people who have flexible, flat(read more)