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Secrets to Keep Moving: A Guide from a Podiatrist
by Dr. Richard Blake

Overview


This is a book from practicing podiatrist Richard L Blake, D.P.M. of San Francisco, California. This book is a mixture of the art and science of medicine that Dr Blake practices everyday. Dr Blake describes the basic and common protocols for injury treatment of the foot, ankle, and leg. His emphasis is conservative, but covers 95% of all non-surgical injuries that Dr Blake will treat every year. Dr Blake tries to empower his patients, and those reading this book, to understand their options of treatment and the subtleties that are out there to improve their health. With so many treatments available, Dr Blake tries to create a healing environment with his patients from the first visit. Dr Blake will co-treat with his patients, sports medicine physicians, primary care physicians, physical therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, trainers, and coaches trying to create a well rounded approach where everyone has an equal say in the treatments. The book starts by exploring some basic rules, the general topics of rehabilitation, the treatment of pain, the bio-mechanical treatments of injury, the gait evaluation, and then specifics on tendinitis, nerve injuries, and fracture treatments. The book ends with very specific protocols on many injuries involving the front of your foot, mid part of the foot, heel of the foot, ankle, achilles area, and lower leg not involving the knee or above. Dr Richard Blake has practiced at the famed Center For Sports Medicine at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco for now 35 years. He loves to teach and tries to give patients the time and energy they deserve. This book will help them, and all those reading this book, to know how to help themselves heal with the right steps, with a little help from the medical community.
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Description


Richard L Blake, D.P.M. is a practicing podiatrist in San Francisco, California, at the famed Center For Sports Medicine, St. Francis Memorial Hospital. This book is a good mixture of the art and science of that medical practice. The emphasis of the book is on the conservative treatments of injuries of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. Dr Blake emphasizes conservative, and when appropriate, simple approaches to these injuries. He tries hard to establish a healing environment for the patient at the first visit, and then works the patients through all the phases of rehabilitation. This book begins by covering some general topics like what rules not to break, then discusses general rehabilitation principles, general treatments of pain, bio-mechanical approaches to injury, and gait evaluation. He then describes some of the general rules of treatment concerning tendinitis, nerve injuries, and fractures. In the second part of the book, Dr Richard Blake uses many of these general principles and begins to describe top treatments for injuries in the front of the foot, mid part of the foot, heel area, ankle, achilles tendon area, and lower leg not involving the knee or above. Some of the more common injuries described are: Hallux Limitus/Rigidus Bunions Sesamoid Injuries Metatarsalgia Morton's Neuroma Metatarsal Fractures Hammertoes Calluses Blisters Capsulitis or Plantar Plate Tears Gout Toenail Fungus Lisfranc's Sprain Accessory Navicular Ganglion Cysts Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fascial Tears Calcaneal Stress Fractures Ankle Sprains and Instabilities Posterior or Anterior Tibial Tendinitis Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction Achilles Tendinitis Achilles Ruptures Calf Strain Shin Splints Tennis Leg Compartment Syndromes Tibial or Fibular Stress Fractures Cramps or Deep Vein Thrombosis With 95% of all of the lower extremity pain syndromes and injuries not requiring any form of surgery, a book specializing in a conservative and thoughtful approach to most ailments is very needed. Dr Rich Blake tries to get the patient very involved with their own healing is obvious throughout the book. The emphasis of a conservative approach must require the patient's involvement. This book will help the patient know the subtleties of various treatments like stretching, strengthening, starting to run, looking for a stable shoe, power lacing for stability, which injection to get for a neuroma, why not to use NSAIDs if bone injury is suspected, when support hose are not doing the right job, etc. Through the 35 years that Dr Richard Blake has practiced sports medicine, teaching his patients why certain treatments are used, and what they need to do, is always stressed. His teaching started with patients, but has involved both the national and international worlds of podiatry. He has given over 200 lectures around the world, written 40 plus articles, has a blog and YouTube channel, but his patient's needs and injuries have always come first. He considers his simple approach to most injuries probably boring to some podiatrists, but the patients have truly benefited. The approach that is emphasized in the book is to immediately create a healing environment, gradually get stronger, and gradually return to your previous activities. The book also emphasizes finding the cause or causes of the injury or it may eventually come back. The subtleties of the individual injury can be in the patient's presentation, how they respond to various treatments, and making changes appropriately when the treatment at times stalls.
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About the author


Dr Richard Blake is a practicing podiatrist in San Francisco, California. He has been in practice for 35 years in the field of podiatry, biomechanics, and sports medicine. He loves to teach which brought him to write this unique book on podiatry and the treatment of injuries. Dr Blake philosophy is conservative, simple where appropriate, and a lot of common sense. This book goes through the general treatment of injuries to specific examples of foot, ankle, and lower leg treatments. Dr Richard Blake has written numerous articles on this subject and still lectures nationally and internationally. He has held many prestigious titles from Past President of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine to Past Editor of the Journal for the American Podiatric Medical Association. He presently writes regular posts for his blog entitled drblakeshealingsole, lectures for the local California School of Podiatric Medicine, and works full time in podiatry at the Center For Sports Medicine, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco, California. He welcomes you to unique medical text.
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Book details

Genre:MEDICAL

Subgenre:Podiatry

Language:English

Pages:596

Format:Soft Cover


Overview


This is a book from practicing podiatrist Richard L Blake, D.P.M. of San Francisco, California. This book is a mixture of the art and science of medicine that Dr Blake practices everyday. Dr Blake describes the basic and common protocols for injury treatment of the foot, ankle, and leg. His emphasis is conservative, but covers 95% of all non-surgical injuries that Dr Blake will treat every year. Dr Blake tries to empower his patients, and those reading this book, to understand their options of treatment and the subtleties that are out there to improve their health. With so many treatments available, Dr Blake tries to create a healing environment with his patients from the first visit. Dr Blake will co-treat with his patients, sports medicine physicians, primary care physicians, physical therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, trainers, and coaches trying to create a well rounded approach where everyone has an equal say in the treatments. The book starts by exploring some basic rules, the general topics of rehabilitation, the treatment of pain, the bio-mechanical treatments of injury, the gait evaluation, and then specifics on tendinitis, nerve injuries, and fracture treatments. The book ends with very specific protocols on many injuries involving the front of your foot, mid part of the foot, heel of the foot, ankle, achilles area, and lower leg not involving the knee or above. Dr Richard Blake has practiced at the famed Center For Sports Medicine at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco for now 35 years. He loves to teach and tries to give patients the time and energy they deserve. This book will help them, and all those reading this book, to know how to help themselves heal with the right steps, with a little help from the medical community.

Read more

Description


Richard L Blake, D.P.M. is a practicing podiatrist in San Francisco, California, at the famed Center For Sports Medicine, St. Francis Memorial Hospital. This book is a good mixture of the art and science of that medical practice. The emphasis of the book is on the conservative treatments of injuries of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. Dr Blake emphasizes conservative, and when appropriate, simple approaches to these injuries. He tries hard to establish a healing environment for the patient at the first visit, and then works the patients through all the phases of rehabilitation. This book begins by covering some general topics like what rules not to break, then discusses general rehabilitation principles, general treatments of pain, bio-mechanical approaches to injury, and gait evaluation. He then describes some of the general rules of treatment concerning tendinitis, nerve injuries, and fractures. In the second part of the book, Dr Richard Blake uses many of these general principles and begins to describe top treatments for injuries in the front of the foot, mid part of the foot, heel area, ankle, achilles tendon area, and lower leg not involving the knee or above. Some of the more common injuries described are: Hallux Limitus/Rigidus Bunions Sesamoid Injuries Metatarsalgia Morton's Neuroma Metatarsal Fractures Hammertoes Calluses Blisters Capsulitis or Plantar Plate Tears Gout Toenail Fungus Lisfranc's Sprain Accessory Navicular Ganglion Cysts Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fascial Tears Calcaneal Stress Fractures Ankle Sprains and Instabilities Posterior or Anterior Tibial Tendinitis Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction Achilles Tendinitis Achilles Ruptures Calf Strain Shin Splints Tennis Leg Compartment Syndromes Tibial or Fibular Stress Fractures Cramps or Deep Vein Thrombosis With 95% of all of the lower extremity pain syndromes and injuries not requiring any form of surgery, a book specializing in a conservative and thoughtful approach to most ailments is very needed. Dr Rich Blake tries to get the patient very involved with their own healing is obvious throughout the book. The emphasis of a conservative approach must require the patient's involvement. This book will help the patient know the subtleties of various treatments like stretching, strengthening, starting to run, looking for a stable shoe, power lacing for stability, which injection to get for a neuroma, why not to use NSAIDs if bone injury is suspected, when support hose are not doing the right job, etc. Through the 35 years that Dr Richard Blake has practiced sports medicine, teaching his patients why certain treatments are used, and what they need to do, is always stressed. His teaching started with patients, but has involved both the national and international worlds of podiatry. He has given over 200 lectures around the world, written 40 plus articles, has a blog and YouTube channel, but his patient's needs and injuries have always come first. He considers his simple approach to most injuries probably boring to some podiatrists, but the patients have truly benefited. The approach that is emphasized in the book is to immediately create a healing environment, gradually get stronger, and gradually return to your previous activities. The book also emphasizes finding the cause or causes of the injury or it may eventually come back. The subtleties of the individual injury can be in the patient's presentation, how they respond to various treatments, and making changes appropriately when the treatment at times stalls.

Read more

About the author


Dr Richard Blake is a practicing podiatrist in San Francisco, California. He has been in practice for 35 years in the field of podiatry, biomechanics, and sports medicine. He loves to teach which brought him to write this unique book on podiatry and the treatment of injuries. Dr Blake philosophy is conservative, simple where appropriate, and a lot of common sense. This book goes through the general treatment of injuries to specific examples of foot, ankle, and lower leg treatments. Dr Richard Blake has written numerous articles on this subject and still lectures nationally and internationally. He has held many prestigious titles from Past President of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine to Past Editor of the Journal for the American Podiatric Medical Association. He presently writes regular posts for his blog entitled drblakeshealingsole, lectures for the local California School of Podiatric Medicine, and works full time in podiatry at the Center For Sports Medicine, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco, California. He welcomes you to unique medical text.
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