Category Archive: Shoes and Proper Footwear


Hit the trails and beat the heat

“The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.” -Robert Frost The purpose of this column is to present an alternative to traditional running that will allow training on more interesting and less stressful surfaces such as those …

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Walk or Run Safely This Winter: Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of 2 Last week, this column discussed the many benefits of snowshoeing as an option for those in NEPA to get outdoors and enjoy the winter. Today’s column will present another option for outdoor exercise when the weather is inclement…winter walking or running. We live in such a beautiful environment. Each season brings …

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How to Choose the Best Baby Shoes – Part 2 of 2

Guest Columnist: Janet M. Caputo, PT, DPT, OCS Part 2 of 2 (If you missed Part 1 you can go back and read it at this link.) When children begin to walk, they need shoes for protection  not stability or motion control!   Children deserve the BEST  shoes, which are not always the most expensive!  Selecting …

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Baby’s First Shoes – Could “No Shoes” be the “Best Shoes”?

Traditional hard-soled baby shoe

Part 1 of 2 Guest Columnist: Janet Caputo, PT, DPT, OCS Babies celebrate their FIRST birthday, take their FIRST step, say their  FIRST word, and cut their FIRST tooth.  For the most part, Mother  Nature drives all these firsts.  Yes, parents do encourage their  babies to say their first word and take their first step, …

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