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SOURCE: California Podiatric Medical Association
Expansion of the First Lady’s anti-obesity exercise campaign focuses on getting schools involved in “Let’s Move! Active Schools.” California’s Podiatric Physicians strongly support this initiative and want parents to also get involved by first taking a look at their children’s shoes.
Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) March 13, 2013
“The initiative’s goal of encouraging 60 minutes of physical activity per day is a great step forward, and will be most successful in proper athletic shoe gear to avoid possible injury,” states California Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA) President Karen L. Wrubel, DPM.
CPMA Podiatrists agree with physical education teachers to require running type athletic shoes for school sports and PE participation, restricting flip-flops and other non-supportive footwear (flat canvas sneakers, slip-on shoes or boots). Parents should make certain their children wear activity appropriate, well-constructed and properly fitted shoes. Here are a few shoe tips for parents from the American Podiatric Medical Association:
Podiatric physician and mother, Dr. Colleen Schwartz agrees, “My ten year old son went up 2 men’s shoe sizes in only 4 months. Even if the shoe doesn’t look worn out on the outside, wearing shoes that are too small can injure your child’s feet and cause ingrown toenails.” Dr. Schwartz’s son loves his new bright pink running shoes.
The California Podiatric Medical Association supports “Let’s Move! Active Schools”, and suggests a great first step to the First Lady’s initiative is to lace up the right shoes as the kids get moving.
Founded in 1912, the California Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA) is the leading, recognized professional organization for California's doctors of podiatric medicine (DPMs). DPMs are podiatric physicians and surgeons, also known as podiatrists, qualified by their education, training and experience to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and structures of the leg.
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