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    Running is the locomotion that allows humans and animals to swiftly navigate on foot. It was once the only way of transportation for humans to race across land to come to a destination. According to history, Pheidippides, a Greek soldier ran in the Battle of Marathon to Athens to deliver a message of victory in 490 B.C., dying shortly after shouting the Greek word for victory: “Niki!” ("Run the Original Historical Course," 2013). Pheidippides’ 24.85 mile run inspired the creation of the marathon

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    shoes. Minimalist running shoes are meant to replicate running barefoot, while protecting the foot from rough terrain. Compared with the conventional running shoe, minimalist shoes have less cushioning, thinner soles, and a lighter weight. These conditions allow for a difference in foot strikes, and running gait. Foot strikes where on the foot makes contact with the ground. Running gait is how your foot and body respond to the running action. Many believe that the changes minimalist shoes bring

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    is a significant difference in the two groups in body mass index. Foot posture index shows p value .004 less than .05 and again the mean value of FPI in case group higher than the control group. In this case also null hypotheses are rejected and show the significant difference between two groups. Two independent sample t tests shows greater significant difference, it states that two group as difference in the body mass and foot mass index. This supports the hypotheses being tested by the researcher

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    Barefoot Running Essay

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    causing the heel to absorb most of the impact of the the foot hitting the ground. While barefoot runners should be landing on their mid and forefoot, allowing the arch of their foot and calf to absorb the shock. Transitioning too quickly can cause barefoot runners to become heel strikers without the protective insoles and padding of a shoe. This results in an increased risk of plantar fasciitis(inflammation of the tendons in the bottom of the foot), calf strains, and Illotibial Band Syndrome, otherwise

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    Ankle Impingement Essay

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    beginning of my sophomore year, I was experiencing pain in my right ankle, and the pain was caused from dance. The doctor found an extra bone in my foot and diagnosed me with ankle impingement. Ankle impingement is defined as “when either soft or bony tissues are compressed within the ankle joint at the extreme end of a motion, such as pointing the foot sharply downward” (APTA), and the compression is caused from the extra bone. The extra bone is usually caused from a small part of a bone chipping

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    presented for a general health checkup and assessment to see how is she travelling with her health issues. Six months ago, Felicity developed plantar fasciitis in both feet’s to some degree and worse on the right foot after having arthroscopy of left knee done, and fascia on right foot gave way after she played sports (hockey) and is still trying to heal that ever since. She is on therapeutic medication for thyroid. Her pass medical and surgical histories are removal of appendices when she was 7

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    Plantar Fascia is a thick band of fibrous connective tissue located at the plantar aspect of the foot. The Plantar Fascia is connected to the calcaneal tuberosity, to the each metatarsal and periosteum of the proximal phalanges. It is divided into three parts: the medial, the lateral, and the central components. Plantar fasciitis is a heel pain that occurs on weight bearing usually after a period of time of inactivity. The ache is felt at the poster medially at the insertion of the plantar fascia

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    Wounded Knee

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    Wounded Knee Wounded Knee was a terrible event in US history. It showed how the US government didn't understand the Native Americans and treated them badly and unfairly. Big Foot was the chief of a subtribe of the Lakota called Miniconjou. He was very old and had pneumonia. He was taking his tribe to the Pine Ridge Reservation in south-western South Dakota. Most of the women and children in Big Foot's tribe were family members of the warriors who had died in the Plains wars. The Indians

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    The Push Mower From Hell

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    The Push Mower From Hell "It's time to get up, son. You've got work to do today." My father's gravelly voice brought my reluctant subconscious out of the realm of its peaceful slumber. How dare he, I wondered to myself, interrupt my rest and force me awake on the most sacred of days: the Cartoon Sabbath. Still slightly disoriented, I went into the kitchen to feed myself a bowl of Cheerios and plant myself in front of a "Winnie the Pooh" rerun. I had scarcely finished my third bowl when

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    Techniques, Progression and Tactics in Football Dribbling Skills ================ Dribbling flicks and tricks in football are fun to do, and great for getting past defenders, creating space and showing off. The aim is to move the ball from one foot to the other as quickly and as accurately as possible. There are many types of dribbles here are a few examples: The football body swerve - is a close control, dribbling skill used for running at and beating defenders, and creating space to

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