Pack Smart. Pack Light – 10 Tips for Traveling This Summer

  We have created this handy ebook just in time for travel season. It’s a quick read full of tips for packing to keep you on-the-go with ease. Have fun and enjoy! Let us know where you go and how your packing turned out, especially if you have any tips to share with us.

Aging Feet & Sports

Amazingly, many people, including those of us who are getting older, believe that it’s normal for feet to hurt and simply resign ourselves to enduring foot problems that might easily be treated.

Caring For Diabetic Feet

If you have diabetes, your feet need special attention. That’s why it’s so important to practice good foot care. Here are some simple tips to help ensure your feet stay healthy and happy.

The Effects of Hyperpronation

Our feet are the very foundation of our well-being. In fact, our feet serve two main purposes. First, they act as stabilizer, forming a strong foundation of support to hold us up against the forces of gravity and to serve as a rigid lever to propel us forward. Second, they serve as mobilizer, allowing for

3 Benefits Of Walking For Diabetics

While walking has rewards for all of us, the benefits for diabetics can be huge. In fact, it’s one of the most popular and widely recommended physical activities for people with diabetes. Best of all, it requires no special equipment and can be done almost anywhere. A regular regimen of walking—for 30 minutes to an

Keeping Diabetic Feet Fit For Travel

For diabetics, walking—and a lot of it—can be an issue. For those who’ve dealt with diabetes for years, it can be even more complicated. High blood sugars, over an extended period of time, can be damaging to nerves in many parts of the body, but is most common in the feet. This damage can impair

Protecting Your Feet From The Heat

Foot health is key to mobility and general well-being. Our feet take us everywhere, every day. That’s why it’s critical to ensure our feet don’t take a beating during the warm summer months. As the weather warms up, we’re all tempted to put on our shorts and tees and to kick off our shoes. But

The Facts About Slips, Trips & Falls

Slips, trips and falls are second only to automobile accidents in causing personal injury, but are among the easiest hazards to correct. Slips Slips occur when there is too little friction between a person’s feet and the walking surface and there are many contributing factors to slipping. Ice, oil, water and other slippery substances are

Finding Stable Shoes

While most older adults’ primary concern when buying shoes is comfort, stability should also be at the top of the list. This is especially important as the risk for falls and fall-related injuries increases with age. So, what are the criteria for selecting great footwear that will provide needed support and stability and reduce the

Medicare Coverage For Therapeutic Shoes & Inserts

What Is the Therapeutic Shoe Program For Diabetes? Congress enacted the Therapeutic Shoe Program for Diabetes (TSPD) in 1993 to allow qualified individuals with diabetes to receive protective footwear and inserts. The program was designed to prevent lower limb ulcers, amputations, and other complications in people who suffer from the disease. In fact, a comprehensive