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pft/stretching/md's

Posted by JUDY B on 9/12/00 at 09:38 (027999)

Doctors:

Where are pft's available?

What is the proper way to stretch the achilles

How do I go about finding a good foot specialist (Pod/ortho/Pt). I've been to 2 pods and an orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot/ankle and each has made me worse. Only one doctor has watched me walk, the second pod never even examined my feet, just kept giving me otc shoe inserts which reinjured my feet, the ortho (who is supposed to be one of the best in Boston) put me into cast boots x 9 weeks 24hrs/day with no exercise and told me she had no other ideas and discharged me over the phone with no instructions re returning to shoes, exercises to do etc. My muscles are so weak that I now have sprained an ankle and have bilateral achilles tendonitis! I am SO frustrated!!! (I live in Massachusetts) Any help would be appreciated!

Re: pft/stretching/md's

Dr. Biehler on 9/12/00 at 10:26 (028005)

The proper way to strech the achilles depends on if the gastroc muscle is involved or not. If the knee is bent the gastroc becomes loose. If the gastroc is what is preventing your range of motion you need to do the streching with you knee locked. You can straighten your leg and throw a towel over your forefoot and gently and slowly pull untill you feel tension. Hold this postion for 20 seconds, let go then repeat 3 more times. Do this 4 times aday. Be very carefull, if there is pain with the streching you proably have over done the streching already just by walking.

Re: pft/stretching/md's

Mike W on 9/12/00 at 10:45 (028007)

Hello Judy,

Thank you for your interest in my PFT's.

To order the PFT and my new Massage tool simply email (email removed) or phone me at 403 - 218 - 8949.

As an introductory offer I am currently including my new Massage Tool as a gift with the purchase of 2 PFT's. The massage tool by itself or with 1 PFT costs $10.00.

I am sorry that I am unable to accept credit card orders in the U.S at this time, so please send me a check in U.S funds.

Scott took my products link down on the weekend and it is not back up yet, so my mailing address is:
Maximum Health Products
800 - 521, 3rd Ave. S.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2P 3T3

If you have any further questions please contact me.

Regards,

Mike Wilmot
Physical Therapist, Principal Personal Foot Trainers, emaIL maxhealth@nucleus.com

Re: pft/stretching/md's

Dr. Biehler on 9/12/00 at 10:26 (028005)

The proper way to strech the achilles depends on if the gastroc muscle is involved or not. If the knee is bent the gastroc becomes loose. If the gastroc is what is preventing your range of motion you need to do the streching with you knee locked. You can straighten your leg and throw a towel over your forefoot and gently and slowly pull untill you feel tension. Hold this postion for 20 seconds, let go then repeat 3 more times. Do this 4 times aday. Be very carefull, if there is pain with the streching you proably have over done the streching already just by walking.

Re: pft/stretching/md's

Mike W on 9/12/00 at 10:45 (028007)

Hello Judy,

Thank you for your interest in my PFT's.

To order the PFT and my new Massage tool simply email (email removed) or phone me at 403 - 218 - 8949.

As an introductory offer I am currently including my new Massage Tool as a gift with the purchase of 2 PFT's. The massage tool by itself or with 1 PFT costs $10.00.

I am sorry that I am unable to accept credit card orders in the U.S at this time, so please send me a check in U.S funds.

Scott took my products link down on the weekend and it is not back up yet, so my mailing address is:
Maximum Health Products
800 - 521, 3rd Ave. S.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2P 3T3

If you have any further questions please contact me.

Regards,

Mike Wilmot
Physical Therapist, Principal Personal Foot Trainers, emaIL maxhealth@nucleus.com