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Running Tips - Preventing And Treating Blisters

Runners all fear the dreaded blisters - those little pockets of fluid that can appear anywhere on your foot. They can pop up and just cause discomfort and usually a nuisance. Blisters are caused by excessive friction between your foot and your socks. But the good news is that there are things that you can do to prevent blisters from happening.The most important thing in the prevention of blisters is wearing good quality running socks. I actually used to be so afraid of getting blisters that I would wear 2 pair of socks whenever I went out for my run. But, now I've found that with the right pair of socks I don't need to do this. You want to make sure that you are purchasing socks that are made especially for running. Stay away from any socks that are made of cotton - your socks should be made of some technical material. This material will wick the moisture away from your feet - which will keep blisters from forming.Also, to help prevent blisters, make sure that you are wearing correct fitting shoes. Have your ...


Running Tips - Caring For Black Toenails

Many runners at one time or another will experience black toenails. These are caused by constant rubbing of the toes against the front of your running shoes. There are several causes of blackened toenails and several ways that you can prevent them. They are fairly common and you really don't need to be concerned if you do have one - as long as it doesn't get infected. (I wouldn't be too worried about infection - I've had my share of black toenails over the years and I've never had one get infected.)Black toenails are generally found in long distance runners. Rubbing the toes against the toe box of your running shoe for long periods of time will cause a blood blister under your toe nail. They can also be found in runners that do a lot of downhill running. As you go down hills, your toes will thrust into the front of your shoes.You can do your part to help prevent black toenails. First of all, make sure that you are wearing running shoes that fit you correctly. The best thing is to be fitted at a qualified runn...


The Prospects for Physiotherapist Assistant Career

If you enjoy working with people and the idea of helping someone gets back on their feet after an accident or illness excites you, then you may be ideal for a career as a physiotherapist assistant. What Does A Physiotherapist Assistant Do?The physiotherapist assistant (typically referred to in the United States as the physical therapy assistant) works with a trained and licensed physiotherapist to implement a plan of care.Typically, the physiotherapist will see the patient first and establish treatment goals and a plan of care. The plan of care consists of different kinds of exercises aimed at helping patients regain their mobility. It is up to the assistant to ensure that the plan of care is followed closely and to work with the patient to complete the prescribed exercises or interventions. He/her always works under the close supervision of the physiotherapist. Physiotherapist assistants may also help physiotherapists by setting up and taking down exercise equipment, cleaning and disinfecting equipment, and ...


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