Month: January 2015

Cheerleading And Foot Health

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 27, 2015 / Comments Off on Cheerleading And Foot Health

If you believe that cheerleading is a dainty sport; think again. According to the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research, 65% of all youth sports injuries occur in cheerleading. In fact, ankle and foot injuries account for the most cheerleading-related injuries. Common injuries acquired during cheerleading range from blisters and bruises to shin splints,…

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Orthotics DON’T help?? But I thought…

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 14, 2015 / Comments Off on Orthotics DON’T help?? But I thought…

I love to see patients’ faces when I tell them orthotics can’t help their issue. Their jaws drop and the look of incredulity is priceless. I then explain that orthotics can’t possibly help you if you’re not WEARING them. We recommend that they are worn approximately 75% of the time. However, I’m not blaming the patient.…

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