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Barbara Meyer

Barbara Meyer is a multi-media writing specialist with over 30 years of marketing and medical communications experience. Her focus is on patient engagement and proactive wellness. She is based in Roanoke, VA, surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains, and enjoys running, travel, and volunteering in her community.

Foot-Friendly Flip-Flops

Why summer feet need stability and support

Flip-flops, also known as thong sandals, are a summer staple for men and women of all ages. Many people who live in warm climates wear them every day. It’s no wonder flip-flops are a favorite – they’re sporty and stylish, light and cool, and quick and easy to take on and off.

The most popular flip-flops are the generic, inexpensive ones sold over the counter (we’ve probably all got a pair – or more, in our closet). These are made of thin, cheap materials and feature a flat sole with no arch support or shock absorption. They provide little to no stability for the foot and ankle. Even in the short-term, wearing generic flip-flops stresses the joints in the ankles, knees, hips and lower back, and can increase your risk for injuries and painful conditions like plantar fasciitis. Here’s how: read more

Forward Head Posture and Neck Pain (Cervical Kyphosis)

How Forward Head Posture Affects Your Spine

Your time on digital devices can hurt your health – addressing tech neck with custom orthotics will help

These days, cell phones are used for much more than just making calls. They’re multi-tasking tools used in place of watches, alarm clocks and maps. Are you among the 63% of Americans who keeps their cellphones within arm’s reach at all times, and checks them hourly (or more)?1 Handheld digital devices like cell phones sure make life a lot more convenient. But the way we use them can cause undue stress on our bodies. Over time, that stress can lead to pain and increase your risk for a neck injury. read more

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