Feet are our most important asset. When they are injured, have blisters, or don’t feel right, we can be stopped in our tracks. So when the Fixing Your Feet authors’ representative approached me to ask if I would check out their seventh edition book, I agreed.
Fixing Your Feet is written by John Vonhof with Tonya Olson, MSPT, DPT. Throughout the book, you will find “Tonya’s Tips.”
Fixing Your Feet
Talk about everything feet! You will learn how to care for your feet, the biomechanics of sports and feet, find the perfect shoe, self-care and your feet, and more.
There is a section on blister prevention. And, a section on insoles and orthotics. The author provides tips to the reader when buying insoles.
In addition, there’s even a section on how to tie your running shoes with various different techniques.
The author talks about barefoot shoes vs. max cushioned shoes in terms of what to buy and when to buy it.
I found the most significant chapter was about how to handle various problems like plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and even how to treat toe problems.
This book gives you everything you need to help you make informed decisions when it comes to your feet.
Need information on how to run 100 miles? You’ll find it in the book.
There are 47 tips throughout the book and they are spot on. I loved the work on ankle strengthening. Tonya suggests that when you’re brushing your teeth, stand on one leg at a time to get stronger. Also, do toe raises. I’m going to try it.
What did I think
The book is more than 400 pages in length. John Vonhof used extensive research to write this book and it has a solid bibliography. I thought it was a great book to use as a resource. If you have a foot issue, don’t run to the internet, flip open your Fixing Your Feet 7th Edition book and you will find everything you need right there.