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Deemed UNESSENTIAL

Posted on 5/31/2020 to GLoves off
Deemed UNESSENTIAL

The final statistics are not yet available, but so far, over 45 million jobs lost, and we are being prepared for half of them not returning because of bankruptcies and the post COVID “New Normal”. Yes, here we go again. COVID-19-2 New Normal. “Never let a crisis go to waste” is usually considered a sly divisive tactic to pit groups against each other, but let us not waste this one. This crisis is real.  The worst that can happen... 

Money back guarantee

Posted on 5/28/2020 to Company Stories
Money back guaranteeWe are quick to demand money back guarantees on most things we purchase.  Is there a rationale for granting an exemption on expensive products sold by medical professionals?  

You can wear those Converse All Stars for as long as you want

Posted on 4/21/2020 to GLoves off
You can wear those Converse All Stars for as long as you wantWhenever we participate in tradeshows, we make the point of wearing Converse High Tops – our show shoes are black with flames!  Why would we stand on concrete flooring in canvas shoes that offer no support for 8 hours three days in a row? To prove a point!

The inconvenient truth about running

Posted on 3/16/2020 to GLoves off
The inconvenient truth about running

If guns caused as many injuries in America as running for cardiovascular exercise does, there would be outrage. But instead of outrage over running injuries, the world of athletics, shoe companies and the medical profession endorses and recommends it as an effective and safe form of exercise.  That is outrageous!

Shoes Known to Injure - Are you at risk?

Posted on 10/18/2019 to Footwear Technology
Shoes Known to Injure  - Are you at risk?Some people should never even try these shoes on.  They can cause severe injury and start a cycle of repetitive problems.  Worse yet, some of these shoes disguise themselves as exercise, strengthening and weight loss shoes.  Read below to discover if you are predisposed to being injured by these shoes so you can avoid them.  It's real, it hurts and it's expensive.  

Arch Supports - A Billion Dollar Industry Built on a Myth

Posted on 10/13/2019 to Articles of Interest
Arch Supports - A Billion Dollar Industry Built on a MythPodiatrists prescribe millions of pair of arch support orthotics and insoles every year to correct "Fallen Arches" and over-pronation, but where is the evidence to support this practice?  If you dig deeper you'll discover the myth that built a billion dollar industry.  You'll learn why you should think twice before blocking the motion of your feet with arch supports.  

Morton’s Neuroma – The nerve podiatrists try to cut, poison, cook or freeze to death

Posted on 10/4/2019 to GLoves off
Morton’s Neuroma – The nerve podiatrists try to cut, poison, cook or freeze to deathIf you suffer from Morton's neuroma, our best advice is to understand the root cause so you can make a better decision about treatment.  Podiatrists are quick to bring out the syringes and scalpels as well as offer various methods of ablating the nerve using alcohol (poison), cryogenics (freeze) or radio frequency (cook) the nerve to death.  Aside from numb toes, the pain may not be gone as nerve tissue, like any other tissue in the body tries to regenerate and repair itself.  Phantom nerve pain is still pain.  The root cause of your neuroma pain is the mechanics of your feet, so perhaps the answer is to improve it.

Told you have "fallen arches" - Get the real scoop

Posted on 9/19/2019 to GLoves off
Told you have Don't believe it when podiatrists and footwear experts tell you that you have "fallen arches". It is an old myth that needs to be challenged because in most cases it is simply not true. They are blaming your feet for our flat environment and shoes.

Hammer Toe Muscle

Hammer Toe Muscle
The "Hammer Toe" Muscle:  Straighten this Muscle for Beautiful Toes & Feet! 

Strength vs flexibility

Strength vs flexibilityWhich muscle performs better, suffers less pain and dysfunction, and has better health, a muscle with Full Length, Flexibility and Range of Motion or a muscle with maximum Strength, Power and Force?

Worrisome Mid Back / Thoracic Discomfort

Worrisome Mid Back / Thoracic DiscomfortThere is an excellent reason our chests are protected by a powerful cage of ribs and fascia … to protect our life-sustaining organs, such as the heart and lungs.

Fixing the Hick-Up Muscle

Fixing the Hick-Up MuscleWhile each skeletal muscle is certainly important, there is one we literally CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT … THE DIAPHRAGM!   From breathing difficulties to hiccups to heartburn, dysfunction of the Diaphragm is important to recognize and to correct, so please pass this information on …

Solve Pain, Develop Trust & Boost Your Relationships

Solve Pain, Develop Trust & Boost Your RelationshipsCouples who give each other back rubs or foot rubs are reported to have up to FOUR TIMES the intimacy, trust, closeness, and relationship longevity compared to relationships without this wonderful exchange!  The same is likely true for all our loved ones, children, friends, and other relatives…

Prevent Immobility & Low Back Pain All Year

Posted on 2/9/2017 to Basic Body Mechanics & Posture
Prevent Immobility & Low Back Pain All YearFace it … Unless you’ve avoided the last 500 years of advancement in civilization and technology …Your back is taking abuse from your modern lifestyle. This abuse comes primarily in the form of … SITTING!  

Thumb pain from texting – Opponens Pollicis

Thumb pain from texting – Opponens PollicisOne of the features that sets human beings apart from most other animals is having opposable thumbs.  This simply means that we can reach our thumbs across our palms to touch our pinkies. This ability may not seem that special at first, but many of our beloved handheld devices, including cell phones, rely heavily on this evolutionary advantage.

That Tooth Ache May Not Be the Tooth

That Tooth Ache May Not Be the Tooth We know that trigger points can be excruciatingly painful, but who knew that some might literally cause you to pull your teeth out? We often complain about the lack of myofascial education in the medical profession. 

Prevent Pain from Trains, Planes and Automobiles

Prevent Pain from Trains, Planes and AutomobilesIt’s no fun to take a road trip and end up with back or buttock pain from the car seat!  It’s no treat to fly somewhere and end up with swollen, sore legs when you get there from the flight!

Low back pain – SI Joint Pain

Low back pain – SI Joint PainThis month’s topic  will be one of the most important for many readers. A remarkable number of people are familiar with a joint that you really have no business knowing about unless you’re an anatomy professor.

Stiff Painful Neck Muscles

Posted on 7/12/2016 to Basic Body Mechanics & Posture
Stiff Painful Neck MusclesIt’s a common experience … You wake up in the morning after a harmless night’s sleep, only to find that your neck is frozen in pain, preventing you from turning your head side to side.

Summer Back Pain Blues – 5 Muscle Recipe

Summer Back Pain Blues – 5 Muscle RecipeNothing puts a damper on the excitement of summer like a back injury!  Unfortunately, they are not uncommon … Being cramped up all winter and sitting a lot can shorten our spinal muscles to the point where they are at risk of injury if we use them before properly preparing them for summer fun.

Miracle Hand & Wrist Cure Part 2

Miracle Hand & Wrist Cure Part 2Dear Friends!  Time for Part 2 of the Miracle Hand & Wrist Pain Cure!   This issue we will teach you how to get rid of TWO frustrating and painful conditions: “Weak Painful Grip” and “Stiff Fingers”! 

Miracle Hand & Wrist Cure Part 1

Miracle Hand & Wrist Cure Part 1One of the hard lessons we’ve learned in medicine is that Repetitive Use Injuries are real. We don’t have to have a traumatic incident to incur an injury in a joint, muscle or tendon.  All that has to happen to seriously wound a joint or muscle is repeated use day after day without proper maintenance and recovery.

Tired sore swollen feet

Tired sore swollen feetSometimes they’re sore in the morning … Sometimes they swell at the end of the day … Sometimes they hurt when we’re jogging or dancing Or during the sports that we play! Whatever time it is that they ache, one thing is true about feet … 

Back Pain Coming from Abs Rectus Abdominis

Back Pain Coming from Abs Rectus AbdominisBrrr!  A lot of our country is experiencing some pretty cold weather!  For those of us in snowy climates, ’tis the season for shoveling … and low back injuries! 

Five Keys Taking Power Over Pain

Five Keys Taking Power Over PainHappy New Year!  Some of us are probably well on our way to achieving our 2016 goals and resolutions!  We might be hitting the gym more, eating better, working on improving a relationship, breaking a bad habit, growing our businesses, taking more time for family, etc.

Small Hemipelvis Functional Scoliosis

Small Hemipelvis Functional ScoliosisYou’re probably familiar with Scoliosis, a condition where the spine curves sideways into a C or S-shaped appearance from the back.

Splenius Cervicis Migraines Blurred Vision Headache in Eye

Splenius Cervicis Migraines Blurred Vision Headache in EyeThis month we will look at a powerful demonstration of how a simple trigger point can cause incredibly uncomfortable effects in the body, such as the pain and visual disturbances of the migraine headache

Hamstrings Pain in the back of the knee thigh buttock

Hamstrings Pain in the back of the knee thigh buttockThis week’s highlight is a muscle we have all likely realized needs some attention at one time or another: The Hamstrings. You will find stretches for the Hamstrings in almost every school P.E. program, such as the standing toe touch and the sit and reach stretch.

Frozen Shoulder – Subscapularis

Frozen Shoulder – SubscapularisFrozen Shoulder can take a lot of fun out of summer warmth.  Just about any sport or activity involving lifting your arm above your head, reaching across your chest, or reaching back and up behind you can be spoiled.

Running for Exercise is a Good Idea That Often Turns Bad

Posted on 7/23/2015 to Basic Body Mechanics & Posture
Running for Exercise is a Good Idea That Often Turns BadSounds reasonable and logical, and that is the lure of running, but studies agree that at least 70 % of runners will injure. Some severely, while most will suffer more benign injuries that, if left untreated, can develop into life changing challenges.

Folks struggling with back, hip, knee as well as foot discomfort have no idea they have multiple choices

Posted on 6/29/2015 to Basic Body Mechanics & Posture
Folks struggling with back, hip, knee as well as foot discomfort have no idea they have multiple choicesIn every field technology has advanced but 200 years after the first arch supports were fashioned from horse hair it still seems everyone believes they need to support their feet with arch supports. 

Peroneus Group Fixing weak ankles

Peroneus Group Fixing weak anklesIf there is one injury that is famous for being repetitive, it’s the sprained ankle!   Especially with it being icy in many parts of the country right now, people are slipping and twisting their ankles left and right (or just one side at a time) … hence, the subject of this month’s issue of Muscle News… 

Scalens Causing hand and arm pain Pinched nerve in your neck

Scalens Causing hand and arm pain Pinched nerve in your neckIf there is one muscle group that must be evaluated in every case of hand and arm pain, it is the group of three neck muscles called the Scalenes.  Taking a look at the areas of referred pain (shaded in red below) from trigger points in this muscle group, we see that the entire length of the arm from the shoulder down into the fingers can be affected.

Bunions – Why do only some people get them?

Posted on 4/30/2015 to Basic Body Mechanics & Posture
Bunions – Why do only some people get them?Bunions are often blamed on tight, pointed shoes, which would essentially contribute to pushing the big toes toward the second toes.  Women tend to wear more pointed shoes, and women do have the highest incident rate of bunions, but men are subject to getting bunions too, so perhaps there are more to bunions than pointed shoes.

Iliopsoas The most likely low back pain muscle

Iliopsoas The most likely low back pain muscleSitting has become such a large and unhealthy part of our daily activities, healthcare professionals have coined the term “Sittosis” to describe the range of health problems caused by this prolonged sitting.

Not all Ear Aches are due to an infection

Not all Ear Aches are due to an infectionParents!  This issue is especially important for your young ones.  Please enjoy and make use of this information!
Unfortunately, ear infections are a prevalent and painful experience for young children.

Another source of knee pain

Another source of knee painGreetings!  Spring is almost here, and of course that means you are thinking of all the trigger point self-care you will be doing to enjoy your outdoor activities, right? 

Posture Dynamics – How we got started

Posted on 2/9/2015 to Company Stories
Posture Dynamics – How we got started

How did you become involved with this product?

I have been speaking to you, and to thousands of our customers since 2001 when my wife Melady and I started Posture Dynamics marketing our special insoles to both professional offices and the general public via the web.

I just wanted some exercise

Posted on 2/2/2015 to Company Stories
I just wanted some exerciseThe story goes like this. I’m in my late 30’s, and I needed to get some exercise to stay in shape, so I thought I would take up running. It’s cheap and easy. All I need is a good pair of shoes, and a little bit of time. Running will be great!

Runners World on how to reduce injuries – Comment

Posted on 1/27/2015 to Basic Body Mechanics & Posture
Runners World on how to reduce injuries – CommentI often read the Runners Wold tips for their running enthusiasts and would be enthusiasts who are injured when they offer tips on how to remain injury free.  This time the coach encourages you to push off with your big toes, and he tells you to think of the push off as a clawing motion.

What differentiates ProKinetics Kinetic Support from all other shoe orthotics and insoles

Posted on 1/19/2015 to Footwear Technology
What differentiates ProKinetics Kinetic Support from all other shoe orthotics and insolesThe forefoot is essential in making humans capable of standing upright and walking.  The forefoot is the balance lever made up of the metatarsals and toes exerting pressure against the ground, making this possible.

Legs keep you awake at night?

Legs keep you awake at night?Thanks to   Neuromuscular Update, every month you’ve been learning great techniques for relieving pain and improving your muscular and skeletal health.

Don’t make me laugh

Don’t make me laughHave you ever had a pain or “stitch” in your side, maybe in the middle of a fit of laughter?  Do you ever have trouble taking a full breath or experience pain in the side while breathing, sneezing, or coughing?

Low Back Pain, Buttock Pain

Low Back Pain, Buttock PainWhen you “throw your back out” everything in your life can suddenly be put on hold.  Low back pain costs Americans over $50 billion each year and is the most common cause of job-related disability (National Institute of Neurological Disorders 2008).

Groin Pain, Pain in the inner thigh

Groin Pain, Pain in the inner thighIn past issues, we’ve talked a lot about the wide range of pain and other problems caused by myofascial trigger points. In this issue, we highlight a muscle whose trigger points can go so far as to make it difficult to enjoy intimacy with your loved one. 

Relieve Low Back Pain and Pseudo Sciatica – Gluteus Minimus

Relieve Low Back Pain and Pseudo Sciatica – Gluteus MinimusIs it really Sciatica or just a trigger point in your buttocks muscle?  In this issue we focus on the Gluteus Minimus, a muscle in your buttocks with a surprising referred pain pattern that mimics the pain of sciatica! 

Soleus Heel Pain often diagnosed as Plantar Fasciitis

Soleus Heel Pain often diagnosed as Plantar FasciitisThe Soleus and heel pain! Heel pain can take the fun out of a lot of our activities, especially for athletes who place higher than normal amounts of pressure on their heels and arches of the foot.

Upper Trapezius – A shoulder muscle with a Migraine punch

Upper Trapezius – A shoulder muscle with a Migraine punchIn this issue, we’ll learn to evaluate and treat a shoulder muscle that has a bad reputation for causing head pain, so much so it has earned the nickname “The Migraine Maker.”  

Over Pronation and Supination – Not as well understood as the “professionals” want you to believe.

Posted on 6/7/2014 to Basic Body Mechanics & Posture
Over Pronation and Supination – Not as well understood as the “professionals” want you to believe.Posture Dynamics has now been in business for 19 years, and really all we do with our insole technology is change foot mechanics. We don't support your feet, and we don't cushion your feet. We don't hold your arches up

Posture and Body Mechanics Connection to Chronic Pain

Posted on 6/7/2012 to Basic Body Mechanics & Posture
Posture and Body Mechanics Connection to Chronic PainThere are a number of connections, and they directly or indirectly impact every part of your functioning body. Posture obviously impacts your muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments. Posture impacts the shape of the cavities in your body that houses your internal organs, digestive system, heart and lungs. Pressure and volume changes their function and efficiency. Let me illuminate a couple of problems you may not readily associate with posture.