Americans are moving around more than ever. Whether it's Pilates, barre, or indoor cycling classes, there are a variety of fitness activities to keep everyone fit and healthy. But did you know that over half of Americans say foot pain restricts them from walking and exercising?
Luckily, today's podiatrists are uniquely qualified among medical professionals to treat the complex structure of the foot and ankle, based on their education, training, and experience. They can diagnose and treat injuries affecting the lower extremities, provide guidance on proper athletic footwear, prescribe custom orthotics, and evaluate biomechanics.
Learn more about staying active and healthy with APMA's new "Today's Podiatrist Keeps America Walking" campaign. A suite of patient education materials are available, including a poster, customizable newsletter, videos, and even a Pinterest board of athletic products that have earned the APMA Seal of Acceptance.
To learn more about foot health and sports, or if or your child is experiencing foot pain, find a podiatrist near you!
Today's Podiatrist Keeps America Walking This poster helps identify common causes of foot pain. It's also available to print as a PDF.
Simple Foot Health Tips Foot pain keeping you from getting on your feet? Take a look at these tip sheets for blisters and heel pain.
Which Running Shoe is Right for You? This quick guide is helpful for understanding the different foot types. Visit today's podiatrist for a thorough evaluation.
Easy Exercises Keep your feet and ankles in tip-top shape by watching these short videos!
Sports Footwear for Teenagers This overview includes a PDF tip sheet you can print and bring with you shoe shopping.
Winter Sports Enthusiasts Skiers, snowboarders, hockey players, and ice skaters should keep these tips in mind.
Meet Your Feet Did you know that when running, you can exert forces up to four times your body weight? Learn more in this fun video!
Podiatrist-Approved Shoes View the athletic footwear and products recommended by podiatrists on our APMA Pinterest account.
Becoming a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Learn more about the exciting careers available in podiatric sports medicine by taking a look at the career paths of Perry Julien, DPM, and Kirstyn Caldwell, DPM, captain, United States Air Force.