World-Renowned Podiatrist Dr. Emily Splichal Launches Naboso Technology 

From the PR Web  news article: …Numerous research studies have demonstrated that the material used in current yoga mats actually de-activates and blocks the proprioceptors in the feet and hands. Dr.Splichal also found that as soon as patients activated their nervous system, they would then train on surfaces that would immediately de-activate the feet and […]

Diabetes: A Path To Poor Circulation? 

From the PR Newswire  news article: …The American Podiatric Medical Association announced today its new Diabetes: A Path to Poor Circulation campaign, which will educate the public about the relationship between diabetes and vascular disease. Diabetes can cause atherosclerosis, or the buildup of plaque that causes the arteries to harden and narrow. This buildup results […]

Put your best foot forward 

From the Maitland Mercury  news article: …Podiatrists are trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. Are your feet a sore point? Then October’s Foot Health Month is the perfect time to take a step towards caring for your feet. The Australasian Podiatry Council, Australia’s peak body for podiatry, hosts Foot Health Month annually. The council’s Brenda Tonkin said feet […]

Dangers of ingrown toenails 

From the South Shore Breaker  news article: …However, one of the most common, and least discussed, risks to your foot health is onychocryptosis, or as the most of us know it, the ingrown toenail. In fact, the Institute for Preventive Foot Health estimates that nearly 20 per cent of the population aged 21 and older […]

How To Treat (And Prevent) Ingrown Toenails 

From the Self news article: …Ingrown toenails happen when the toe grows down instead of out, leading it to dig into the surrounding skin. Hence why they’re normally very uncomfortable. This most commonly happens in the big toes, and can be caused by anything that leaves the nail deformed. “Common causes include ill-fitting shoes where […]

Podiatry in the News: Shoe prints hold key to catching criminals says Huddersfield University professor 

From the Huddersfield Examiner news article: …Shoe prints left at a crime scene can be crucial in gaining a conviction. But catching criminals this way has previously been difficult because of different techniques used by different forensic scientists. Now a former NHS podiatrist and University of Huddersfield lecturer, Sarah Reel, has devised the best way of […]

5 elements for an efficient running form 

From the Hamilton Spectator news article: …The majority of better runners land on their midfoot; that is, at a point just behind the ball of the foot. They then drop down on their heel, and their body glides above the foot that is planted firmly on the ground before they push off with the toes. Some […]

Article: Preventing Falls Top Health Priority 

From the WDRB news article: The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports alarming statistics about Americans’ golden years: falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older people. In 2010, for example, 2.3 million fall injuries sent older folks to emergency rooms, and a whopping 662,000 of those patients […]

Diabetes-related amputations increasing 

From the Irish Health news article: …A National Diabetes Footcare programme was introduced by the HSE in 2010 and it currently employs 22 podiatrists. However, the number of amputations continues to increase. “We are not even stemming the number of diabetes-related amputations and inpatient foot ulceration treatment year on year. The 2016 HSE Service Plan […]

International (U.K.) News: Call to set up diabetes-specific health centres 

From the International (U.K.) news article: …Medical researcher from Italy, Dr Peiro Galasso gave a detailed presentation on preparation of specialised footwear and insoles for diabetes patients. Another Podiatrist – specialist in diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders – Dr Bent R Neilson, speaking on treatment of foot ulcers observed that the ulcers often led […]