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jadevon clowneyJadeveon Clowney met with officials from the Atlanta Falcons a few weeks ago so they could discuss possible logistics and run a few preliminary tests. Although they didn’t request that he do a full workout, the Falcons did have Clowney perform a biomechanical assessment and complete an aptitude test. The defensive end also recently traveled to Atlanta to meet with more representatives of the team.

It’s important to note that the talks represented the very early stages of the signing process and can’t be interpreted as signs that a definite deal will emerge.

Professional football teams often test the biomechanics of potential new players to make sure there is nothing wrong with their pronation or running technique. If you would like to learn more about biomechanics, talk to podiatrist Dr. Sorelis Jiménez, DPM of Foot Health Podiatry. Dr. Jimenez will show how your posture and walking habits are related to the overall health of your feet.

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.

Increasing awareness and advances in available materials have helped enhance corrective methods and offer further options for foot-related injuries. Understanding the biomechanics of the feet can help alleviate and even eliminate pain and further stress to the foot.

If you have any questions feel free to contact our office in New York, NY. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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running injuriesRunning is a popular form of exercise for adults who want to lose weight and improve their overall health. This type of exercise can also be beneficial to kids, especially those that aren’t in good shape or aren’t interested in playing other sports.

As long as they are well-supervised and understand proper technique, it should be perfectly safe for kids to take up running as a way of staying physically fit. If they have parents or friends to go running with, it can turn into a great bonding experience. Plus, unlike other sports, it doesn’t require much equipment to get started. All they’ll need is a good pair of shoes.

When running, it’s important to make sure that all necessary precautions have been taken to prevent injuries from occurring. For advice about avoiding running injuries, visit podiatrist Dr. Sorelis Jiménez, DPM of Foot Health Podiatry. Dr. Jimenez can examine your feet and provide advice for proper shoe fitting while diagnosing and treating any conditions you may have.

How to Prevent Running Injuries

Many common running injuries are caused by overuse and overtraining. When the back of the kneecap starts wearing out and starts causing pain in your knee, this is commonly referred to as runner’s knee. Runner’s knee is a decrease in strength in your quadriceps and can occur if you’re not wearing properly fitted or supporting shoes. Runner’s knee usually is treated with strengthening exercises focusing on the quad muscles and sports orthotic. To prevent runner’s knee, focusing on hip strengthening is a good idea, as well as strengthening your quads to keep the kneecaps aligned. Physical therapy can help you learn the best exercises to heal runner’s knee.

What Are Some Causes of Running Injuries?

- One cause of a common running injury is called iliotibial band syndrome.
- Plantar fasciitis is also another common injury.
- Stress fractures can occur from overtraining, lack of calcium, or even your running style.

Best Ways to Prevent Running Injuries

- Wear footwear that fits properly and suits your running needs.
- Running shoes are the only protective gear that runners have to safeguard them from injury.

For more information about How to Prevent Running Injuries, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office which is located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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By gary
March 11, 2014
Category: Foot Care

children's foot healthCharity group Buckner’s Shoes for Orphan Souls was very fortunate this year as teenagers from Salmen High School Interact Club donated 200 pairs of new shoes. Slidell Rotary Club, who organized the community serve project in order to take in donations for the Orphan Souls program, was the ones who collected the shoes.

Eleanor Cumbow of Slidell had this to say, “The donations will be distributed overseas, as well as in the United States, to vulnerable children and orphans.” Last year they took in over fourteen hundred pairs of footwear and over thirteen hundred pairs of socks for the campaign—they will have to work very hard to top their previous efforts.

Keeping children’s feet healthy is sometimes a full-time job. If you want more information how to keep the podiatric health of a child at its peak, consult podiatrist Dr. Sorelis Jimenez of the Foot Health Podiatry. Dr. Jimenez will answer any questions you have and provide insight and information about your feet and ankles.

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
  • Have all injuries checked by a doctor as soon as possible
  • Comfortable, protective shoes should always be worn, especially at play

Children of all ages are constantly developing and growing. Healthy feet are important in order to live a normal, fulfilling life.

If you have any questions, please contact our office located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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