Barbie’s brand-new bod.

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Recently, Mattel made big news: Barbie’s got a brand-new bod. As a mother (who is more curvy than many), I am excited to know that there are now Barbie doll options other than those that I grew up with – bodies that reflect body types other than those I had always dreamed of having! While my daughter is too old to benefit from Mattel’s attempt to characterize young women more accurately, I know she will share in my excitement of acceptance of multiple body types. …

Dr. Marlene Reid Visits Israel for the American Healthcare Professionals & Friends for Medicine (APF) in Israel Podiatric Scientific Seminar

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Dr. Marlene Reid of Family Podiatry Center in Naperville, IL recently traveled to Israel for the American Healthcare Professionals & Friends for Medicine (APF) in Israel Podiatric Scientific Seminar. Reid, co-chair of the scientific and academic meeting, approached the AFP late in 2013 with the idea of setting up a podiatric seminar in the country as there had not been a program for podiatric physicians and surgeons in Israel in over twenty (20) years. Together with the AFP staff and board members, Reid planned the …

ABC’s Good Morning America and Dr. Marlene Reid talk about pointy toed “flats”

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So many women think that they’re better off wearing flats than heels, but in reality flats can be worse than heels 100 times over. A common misconception a lot of women have is that wearing flats is better for your feet than heels, but that isn’t always the case.  Pointy toed flats squeeze the toes together leading to pressure which can lead to skin irritation, bones bending or worse.  Other symptoms include persistent pain, and multiple ingrown toe nails that may require surgery to fix.  ABC’s Good Morning …

Dr. Reid shares her story about foot pain with The CostCo Connection.

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Have you seen page 80 in the December issue of The Costco Connection? Dr. Marlene Reid spoke with Jane Langille of The CostCo Connection about common foot conditions seen as the result of wearing high heel shoes.  Reid also shared a story about her own experience with foot pain, and what was required to reduce ligament pain over time while preventing future tears. “The ball of the foot is actually a series of joints that correlate to each toe, and each of those joints has ligaments at the bottom… What …

Dr. Kosova featured on CBS Chicago discussing the HyProCure procedure for hyperpronation

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Joint, Back Pain Traced To Flat Feet During Childhood July 6, 2011 5:00 PM SOURCE: CHICAGO (CBS) — Your aching back, knee-problems and chronic hip pain may trace back to when you were a kid. Turns out, having flat feet during adolescence can create much bigger health  problems later in life. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist introduces us to a young patient who’s taking a big step now to avoid more pain down the road. Ten-year-old Sydney Richards is walking a little easier these days. …

Dr. Lawrence Kosova Discusses Flatfeet on Can TV Chicago

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In this episode of Feet Forward, Dr. Lawrence Kosova of Family Podiatry Center in Naperville discusses Hyperpronation and Flatfeet in both children and adults. Children under the age of Age 3 almost always have flat feet. Foot muscles and arches in babies aren’t developed enough to support their bodies as they learn how to walk. As the child develops the arches can become lower due to subluxation of bones in the feet. Dr. Kosova talks about both conservative treatment and also a correction utilizing the …