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Queensland Study Shows Foot Muscles Play Important Role

Scientists at the University of Queensland conducted research that proves the plantar fascia is not the only muscle that provides arch support. To test this theory, an experiment involving weights being tied to the knees of two test subjects was conducted. The scientists monitored the responses of the muscles in their feet. A second experiment … Continue reading Queensland Study Shows Foot Muscles Play Important Role

Wooden Clogs Help Sustain Dutch Tradition in Orange City

When he was a teenager, William Van Marel, Jr. took up a rather unusual hobby. Under the instruction of his neighbor and the local shoemaker, Wilhelm Jansen, Van Marel carved traditional Dutch wooden clogs, or klompen, out of basswood harvested from the nearby woods. After moving to Iowa in 1956, Jansen began shipping his wooden … Continue reading Wooden Clogs Help Sustain Dutch Tradition in Orange City

The Importance of Proper Foot Support

Feet are the foundation of the body, and just like the foundation of any structure, they must be stable and balanced in order to support the all of the body’s weight. If they are not, they could cause many problems. Bad foot support can cause pain or discomfort in the lower back, hips, knees, neck, … Continue reading The Importance of Proper Foot Support

Children Receive Early Holiday Gift Thanks to Nonprofit Organization

The Alicia Reyes Elementary School in Merced, CA were treated to an early Christmas gift as they were fitted and received new shoes. “Ah, I got Airwalks,” said 10 year old Saul Lizarraga, as he unwrapped a new pair of socks and shoes with a smile. Lizarraga was one of 70 students who received new … Continue reading Children Receive Early Holiday Gift Thanks to Nonprofit Organization

Keeping Children’s Feet Healthy

As a parent, your most important job is taking care of your children in every possible way. You watch what they eat, you protect them from harm, but it is important to be proactive in taking care of their health, especially when it comes to their feet. Having healthy, well taken care of feet in … Continue reading Keeping Children’s Feet Healthy