Management Of Pes Cavus

Careful examination is important in evaluating pes cavus, write Dr Emma Lackey and Mr Ron Sutton. Pes cavus describes high longitudinal arches that do not flatten with weight-bearing. There may be associated claw toes. Other features can include plantar fascia contracture, and a rolling out of the ankle where the heel tilts inward. Some cases of pes cavus are …

How to Break In Nursing Shoes?

The best shoes for nurses require constant up keep, but busy nurses who care for patients have little time to toil over the scuffs and stains that inevitably appear on their initially pristine uniform shoes. “The problem with white shoes is two fold, said Gene Burten, president of Burten Leather and Findings, Los Angeles. “White …

A Guide To Spin Control

An experienced fly fisherman provides helpful hints for successful spin fishing. Among his recommendations are the following: a 5 1/2 foot graphite spinning rod, all-purpose in-line spinners, and crappie-style jigs. An illustration of how to spot cast and drift is provided. A first-rate spin fisherman working a piece of water is a sight to behold. …

Paying For It

A disturbing trend in fishing has begun pervading the US with the advent of fee-based fishing. The typical arrangement involves an entrepreneur who leases access to a fishing area, creates a pseudo-club, and sells memberships to people who want to fish there. One of my fears about the future of fisheries in this country is …

Golf & Fitness: Is There A Link?

A number of fitness centers are starting to offer golf-related exercises. Hedstrom offers the Flexi-Grip Ball, which can be used for 21 exercises specifically for golfers. Precor’s Stretch Fitness focuses on the flexibility of golfers, while Bally Total Fitness has developed the ‘Golf Workout,’ which seeks to help golfers improve their performance and minimize their …

How Many Hours Do You Need To Practice On The Course?

To serious golfers, a three-hour drive is no problem, if the course at the end of that journey is a good one. They are all searching for the perfect golf equipment – such as the best golf clubs for beginners, the excellent course, the perfect weather, the perfect golf experience. It might be 40 miles …

Practicing Survival: Starting A Fire Without Matches

Recently, while examining a new edition of a popular survival handbook, I noticed a conspicuous omission in an otherwise good text. Although the author began with the obligatory (and ever-important) “always be prepared” advice–and followed it with a list of necessary survival-kit materials and equipment–he then skipped on to other subjects. There was nothing said …

Weekend Warriors: How Consumer Demand Is Shaping The Work Market

As a younger consumer enters the workforce, traditional work boot, especially the best steel toe boots makers are updating selections and revitalizing collections to embrace a changing market. Led by such brand names as Wolverine, Timberland, and Caterpillar, companies are constructing a product that attracts and keeps the younger consumer not just on the job, …