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Stretches for Tired Feet

foot stretchesDo you have tired feet? Do you work all day in uncomfortable shoes? Below are a few simple stretches that can be done at the end of the day, which may help address the tightness and stiffness associated with weary feet.

Kick off your shoes as soon as you get into the house and walk around for a few minutes. Sit down and do a few ankle and foot circles to prepare for stretching.

Female Athletes and the Risk of ACL Tear

ACL TearAs a physical therapist and mom of a daughter who experienced an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear of her knee, I have both a professional and personal interest in this topic. My 18-year-old daughter tore her ACL the summer between her junior and senior year in high school while playing club soccer.

Back to School: Backpack Safety

backpack safetyBackpacks have become a must have for back to school. Students use their backpacks to carry an overabundance of books, papers, smart phones, video games, sports equipment and more. In fact, a recent  study found that the average backpack weighs about 14 pounds, or 15 percent of a middle school student's body weight.

Lacing Up the Proper Footwear

Most people spend much time carefully choosing the clothing they wear. They pick outfits based on the event they're attending or the weather outside.

Often, footwear is seen as an afterthought - an accessory to an outfit. But this is a mistake. For comfort and safety, you should put as much thought into what shoes go on your feet as to what clothing goes on your body.

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