The New 6th Edition of Fixing Your Feet

This summer will see the release of the 6th edition of Fixing Your Feet: Injury Prevention and Treatment for Athletes. The exact date is still up in the air, but I’d expect it sometime in late July or early August.

The 5th edition was released in February 2011 and it was due for an update. Nothing in foot care remains static. New products and techniques are constantly being identied.

Fixing Your Feet, 6th Edition

Fixing Your Feet, 6th Edition

The new edition will be fully updated with new material, websites, new foot care products and product information, and new techniques and learning’s in footcare. I have been working with the publisher since last summer in talking about ways of improving the content. Every paragraph on every page has been evaluated to determine whether the content could be made clearer, or whether it is dated and needs to be removed. Much of the content has been expanded to provide more benefit.

The sixth edition has an important new chapter, Blister Prevention – A New Paradigm. It contains new information about blister formation and introduces the concept of shear, which in turn, changes the way we look at blister prevention and treatment. This chapter itself is worth the cost of the book.

It’s available for preorder at Amazon with their pre-order price guarantee. You can order now and if the price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you’ll receive the lowest price. Here’s the link: Pre-order Fixing Your Feet, 6th edition on Amazon.

The cover is still being worked on and will likely change.

Disclaimer: the above link contains my Amazon affiliate code and a purchase through it earns me a few pennies.

Pedicures for Men

December 14, 2005 by · 4 Comments
Filed under: Footcare, Footwear, Health, Sports 

A local newspaper, the Modesto Bee, in central California, recently carried a story about Nails by David Lee, a salon in Modesto. It seems the owner, David Lee, has discovered a great way to get men into his salon.

     Once a month for the past nine months, Lee has been holding pedicure/manicure nights for men. Although women are welcome, most of the people on these nights are men. For $15.00, you’ll get a pedicure. Lee provides food and the customers their choice of drinks. On a recent night, tables held bean burritos and Mexican rice. Drinks included Jose Cuervo Gold tequila and mixing for margaritas.

     If you are looking for a Christmas gift idea for that special man in your life, or brother or father, Pedicure call around to find a salon which provides pedicures for men. Give them a gift certificate for a pedicure. Many men interviewed for the newspaper article indicated they were comfortable going to the salon on a “men’s” night versus going when it likely to be filled with only women. Ask the salon if they have a men’s only night and if not, suggest they consider this unique service. Even better, give them the gift certificate and go with them.

     This is a great opportunity to get toenails properly trimmed, skin exfoliated, and calluses managed. While most men opt for a pedicure, many businessmen get manicures because their hands have to be nice and manicured. Others use waxing services to reduce excess hair or get a facial.

      Many of Lee’s clients splurge and have their nails done in burgundy, fire engine red, or even in a French style topped with gold and silver sparkles.

     If you want to know more about pedicures, especially if you’re an athlete, check out two recent issues of my Fixing Your Feet E-zine. The first described pedicures while the second gave readers comments on having pedicures done.

     As the old adage goes, “Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.” I just may have to go check it out myself. I’ll let you know. After all, I want my feet to be happy.

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