Atlanta Orthotics

Atlanta Orthotics
Atlanta Orthotics is listed in the Physical Therapists category in Atlanta, Georgia. Displayed below is the only current social network for Atlanta Orthotics which at this time includes a Facebook page. The activity and popularity of Atlanta Orthotics on this social network gives it a ZapScore of 60.

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1144 Zimmer Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 897-1205

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Atlanta Orthotics has an overall ZapScore of 60. This means that Atlanta Orthotics has a higher ZapScore than 60% of all businesses on Zappenin. For reference, the median ZapScore for a business in Atlanta, Georgia is 34 and in the Physical Therapists category is 40. Learn more about ZapScore.

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"Our bodies know what they are doing". This is a great article about a very interesting study of running strides. Any study that uses a metronome with exercise is cool to me.
Even beginning runners tend to settle into the stride that is most efficient for them, a new study found.

Notice: Atlanta Orthotics will close on Monday August 21 at 12:00pm and will reopen as soon as we can once again view the sun, a few hours later. I encourage everyone to wear comfortable shoes and watch the eclipse during that time.

Tips for Selecting Athletic Shoes It’s Summertime and more of us are exercising – running, walking, biking, etc. Choosing the right athletic shoes can mean the difference between enjoying a brisk walk or run or ending up on the couch, icing your knees. Here is some expert advice to remember as you buy new footwear: Know your foot. Knowing your foot’s shape and movement is key in selecting the right shoe for you. A simple test called the Wet Feet Test is simple to do and easy to understand. Simply wet your foot, step on a piece of brown paper and trace your footprint (see photo at end of text). If a print showing almost your whole foot is left behind, with hardly any curving inward where your arch is, then you probably have very low arches or could be an ‘overpronator’. Overpronation can create extra wear on the outside heel and inside forefoot. You will want a shoe with a motion control feature and solid support. On the other hand, if there is a very big curve between the ball of your foot and your heel, then you have a high arched foot. If you have a high arch, you often tend to underpronate (or supinate), meaning your feel roll outward. Look for a shoe with good cushioning and a soft midsole If your foot is somewhere between the two descriptions above, then you have a normal arch: there is a slight curve inward, but not too much. If you have a neutral arch you can look for a shoe with the right mix of support and cushioning. The right shoe for the right activity. Running shoes are more flexible, walking shoes are a bit stiffer. If you do both activities, get a pair for each one. Shop at the end of the day. Feet expand while walking or running, and can swell during the day, so you should fit your feel when they are at their largest size. Breaking in does not apply to athletic shoes. Walking and running shoes should feel comfortable right away. Make sure you run or walk around in the store to make sure they feel good as you are doing your desired activity. Measure your foot. There is a myth that foot size does not change in adults. Our foot size does change as we get older so you should measure your foot at least once a year. Shoe sizes also vary between brands so go by what feels comfortable. Try not to get hung up on “I’ve always been a size 8”. No one cares what your shoe size is – go for comfort! Make sure the fit is correct. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons states that when fitting into an athletic shoe you should be able to freely wiggle all of your toes when the shoe is on. There should be about 3/8-1/2” between the front of your big toe and the end of the shoe – about a thumb’s width. If you wear orthotics, bring them when you buy new shoes. Shoes need to fit with the orthotic inside. Understand the ‘perks’. Most athletic shoes have their signature feature (Nike Air, Mizuno Wave, Asics Gel) and a lot of these features serve the same purpose, i.e. cushioning. Some shoes, however, have extra cushioning, more pronation prevention or deeper grid on the soles for better traction. Be sure to have your shoe fitter point out what each shoe has to offer. Know when to replace them. Generally speaking, the average pair of running shoes should be replaced after about 350-400 miles but it is best to go by how they look and feel. Most runners know when their shoes are ‘shot’. Once the back of the sole is worn out or the shoe feels uncomfortable or less supportive, it’s time to go shopping!

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me - Jim Valvano Happy Father's Day to all of the great dads out there!

Snap, crackle and pop? Your noisy knees may indicate arthritis, but not always. The good news is exercise (and weight loss...) can help!
If your knees creak and pop, the noises could be an indicator of early arthritis, even if the joint does not hurt.