Are You Ready for Spring Sports?

39482245 Unrecognizable Injured Runner Sitting On A Wooden Floor BackgroundWinter is almost over, and soon springtime weather will be inviting us out to play our favorite sports. Longer days with even more sunshine welcome fun activities for you and your family. Before you jump into a new sport or dust off your shoes from last spring, Dr. Brandon A. Macy and his team at Clark Podiatry Center have a few questions to ask before…

The Importance of Proper Stretching for Physical Activities

2557515 1920 Cold Workout Stretching Feet Weather Excerising JacketAs a former athlete, it was always important to stretch before competing. Coaches stressed it and so did trainers to make sure muscles warmed up and to lessen the possibility we’d pull or strain them. Of course, being in good shape also helped, but stretching probably prevented a lot of unnecessary injuries. But what is a good stretch and how do we do it? One…

Preventative Foot Care for the Athlete

31166370 S Coach Runner Injury Sneakers Running Girl Youth SportIf you’re an athlete, you know from experience that your feet are very important to your performance. Agility and coordination are crucial and making sure your feet continue delivering their best depends on how you treat them. Different activities place different stress on your feet.  Martial arts require quick repetitive movements that strike hard trauma inducing objects, whereas aerobic exercises like gymnastics demand strong cushioning…

How Rock Climbing Affects Your Feet

41666535 S Feet Heel Bunion Flat FeetRock climbing is a whole body exercise. While a lot of the strength must come from the upper body, your feet actively participate. They can be the determining factor of whether or not you can endure a long, difficult climb, since they enable you to reach farther distances and give your arms and shoulders some rest from carrying your body weight. In order to support…