Alpha Orthotics Aims to Spread the Word about Foot Health
Free eBook: When the Foot Hits the Ground from Toe to Heel
Tiburon, California - January 19, 2010 - Alpha Orthotics Corp, US distributor of Bunion Aid™, released its first version of a free electronic book, When the Foot Hits the Ground from Toe to Heel, that helps people save time searching and evaluating the huge amount of information now available about foot health. Alpha Orthotics compiled the most credible and current information into this new, easy-to-read eBook format.
Feet are the foundation of health and wellness of our entire body; however, they can be the most neglected part of our body. Nineteen percent of the US population has on average 1.4 foot problems per year, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association. With the aging population, increases in health costs, and more awareness of preventative healthcare, minding our feet is becoming top of mind for many Americans.
The first two chapters of this eBook are about foot anatomy and shoes. Understanding the anatomy of our feet and how foot disorders can affect other parts of our body is the first step in appreciating the role of our feet in maintaining a fully functioning lifestyle. Selecting proper fitting shoes is yet another step in preventing foot pain and foot disorders.
Subsequent chapters review common foot disorders, with this first version covering one of the most common foot ailments, Hallux valgus, also known as a bunion. In the US alone, an estimate of over one-half of women have some degree of Hallux valgus, and a lesser amount among men, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
For those readers who want to delve deeper into a subject, links to other resources, videos, and medical organizations are embedded throughout the eBook. “In addition to being informative, we want When the Foot Hits the Ground from Toe to Heel to be entertaining, relevant, and current. We do not seek to be the sole author,” said Gaby Federal, President, Alpha Orthotics Corp. “Instead, we want people who have knowledge and experience with feet, foot pain, and foot disorders to contribute to future versions.”
Alpha Orthotics encourages readers to share the eBook with other people who want to learn more about their feet by simply downloading the PDF.
About Alpha Orthotics Corp.
Alpha Orthotics Corp. (http://www.alphaorthotics.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of German Hallufix Corporation. Alpha Orthotics markets and sells patented, German-engineered non-invasive orthotic products directly to consumers and to the medical community.