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The Science of AFX

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

AFX is often described as ‘simple’ and ‘easy to use,’ which a great because ‘simple’ means that people understand it and ‘easy to use’ means that they will use it! But don’t be fooled, there is a lot of science and engineering packed into each AFX. Check-out our ‘Science of AFX’ graphic.

Science & Engineering of AFX

AFX By The Numbers

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Here is an infographic featuring the latest statistics on AFX taken from clinical trials, in-clinic testing, and our customer satisfaction surveys. We are particularly proud of our Customer Satisfaction numbers because the majority of customers who use AFX for ailments such as plantar fasciitis, shin splints, Achilles tendinitis, etc., are long-term, chronic sufferers who come to AFX as a “last resort”. Helping them get back to doing what they love makes it all worthwhile. AFX By The Numbers.

My Love/Hate Relationship with Barefoot Running

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Okay, now ‘hate’ is a very strong word, so lets just say I find it extremely discouraging that the barefoot running debate is primarily focused on whether shoes are good or bad, and if runners should be rear-foot or mid-foot striking. Don’t get me wrong, those are very important considerations; however, there is virtually no acknowledgement, discussion, or debate on the fact that most runners, whether barefoot or shod, have incredibly weak feet and ankles… <click for PDF> My Love/Hate Relationship With Barefoot Running

Why Ankle and Knee Braces are Evil

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Okay, before I go any further let me first say that I really don’t think ankle and knee braces are evil. I actually think they are a valuable tool in helping get people back to doing what they love and keeping them healthy. But who is going to read a blog called ‘ankle and knee braces are good in some situations but not the best in other situations’? ☺

What has started me on this rant is seeing an athlete coming back from injury being sold a brace and given the impression that it is all they’ll ever need. Even more bothersome is when I see studies like the one in a recent issue of Foot & Ankle International, that indicate healthy female volleyball players should wear rigid or semi-rigid ankle braces in order to prevent ankle injuries.


How can you walk in those? High Heels ≠ Foot Pain

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

I will admit it, I love beautiful shoes and high heels just happen to fall into that category for me.  The fact that I am 5’2” and anything that will give me any added bonus to my height challenges I tend to like.  Plus, I love the sound that they make on a marble floor: click, click, click.  But by the end of a day of wearing my ‘beautiful’ shoes, my dogs are barking.  Should I know better? Yes. Will it change my habits of wearing high heels? No.  But I have educated myself enough to understand how to treat my feet properly if I am going to abuse them on a regular basis.  Foot pain is not “beautiful’. (more…)