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  • Resolutions: treadmills, shoes, garlic & kale, and vitamin D

    If any of your resolutions involve walking or running, you must read my blog post My scientific/personal advice for treadmill training. Even though I wrote it on New Year’s Day six years ago, everything in it remains true today. The science is the same; only the shoes are better – instead of “La Vidas” we’re [...] Continue Reading
  • Stay Healthy: 5 Ways to Exercise at Home

    The consensus among my physician colleagues is that there’s no better time than now to be fit and healthy. And with more and more mandates and recommendations to stay home to help control the spread of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, you may be wondering how you can exercise at home to stay fit. Here […]

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  • Custom 3D Printed OESH Sandals

    Custom 3D Printed OESH  Sandals use 3D printing to easily manufacture custom products to address unique needs. If you have ever visited the OESH factory in Charlottesville, VA, you may have noticed a sign for custom sandals. Our Artemis and Athena Sandals are usually 3D printed and strapped for a specific customer. Although everyone’s feet […]

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  • Foot Core OESH Shoes Are You Exercising Your Foot Core?

    The Foot Core System One of many nice things about human movement research is that you get to work with some truly brilliant people, like Dr. Patrick McKeon who published an article, “The foot core system: a new paradigm for understanding intrinsic foot muscle function,” in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. I had the pleasure […]

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  • Podcast with Dr. Kerrigan Spirit of 608 with Guest Dr. Casey Kerrigan of Charlottesville, VA | Founder of OESH Shoes

    On July 26, 2018, Dr. Casey Kerrigan, Founder of OESH Shoes in Charlottesville, VA shared her story with blogger and podcast star, Lorraine Sanders of SPIRIT 608.  This amazing episode, which you can find here will give you the opportunity to hear about the journey Dr. Kerrigan took that got her to where she is […]

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  • Arch Muscles have a purpose, and yours are perfect!

    Now, THAT was a really nice study about arch muscles For one reason or another — as a scientific advisor, peer-reviewer, or just to stay current — I read a lot of scientific articles. And every so often, I might say out loud, “Now THAT was a really nice study.” Myself having published many scientific […]

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  • First Doctor Recommended Ballet Flat New Doctor Designed Ballet Flats

    New Doctor Designed and Recommended Ballet Flats Exceed Crowdfunding Goal in First 5 Days of Campaign Wow, we have been impressed with the immediate success of our OESH Dream Flat campaign which, if you haven’t pre-ordered yet go to – Is it because the OESH Dream is so beautiful? Or is it because it’s […]

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  • Dr. Kerrigan and a New Department at Harvard Medical School

    Gait research, the study of walking and running, was critical not only to developing OESH, but also to developing a new Physical Medicine department at Harvard Medical School. An article on the history of developing the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) at Harvard Medical School was just published in the journal of PM&R. (Read the […]

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  • An ultimate guide for fibromyalgia

    Of the 10 million Americans who have fibromyalgia, 75-90 percent are women. To get good information on this debilitating medical condition, I encourage you to read this comprehensive guide on fibromyalgia. wrote this guide and had it reviewed by board-certified physicians. It not only raises awareness, it provides sound advice, including the latest research […]

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  • The best exercise for back pain

    A while back I wrote a post mentioning exercises from Eric Goodman’s Foundation Training program for low back pain. The Best Exercise for Back Pain is the Founder exercise: Besides the hip lunge exercise I described then, I started incorporating into my routine his most fundamental exercise that he calls the “Founder” exercise. I had had low back […]

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