Better Footcare this Summer

 Does this warm weather have you reaching for your “flip flops”.  If so think again!  According to recent research,  “flip flops” may be a direct cause of many foot, knee, and hip problems.

“The longer you are in “flip flops”, the more potential for low back and hip issues noted Howard Osterman, PDM, a partner in Foot and Ankle Specialist of the Mid-Atlantic in Washington, DC, and team podiatrist for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association.
Among chronic issues related to “flip flops”, specialists see Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinopathy, and metatarsalgia’s. Just as long-term use of flip flops can cause these lower extremity disorders, people who already have these conditions should stay away from this footwear, the experts agreed.
Center Strength Studios makes your “footwork” an integral part of your workout – strengthening feet, ankles, knees and hips.  We also provide Physical Therapy support.  Come check us out and enjoy your summertime with more awareness to your footwear choices.