Monday, May 02, 2005

Arthritis Walk 2005: Improved Quality Of Life Product Donations To Washington Walk Chairs and Honorees

Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear™ Independent Dealers Provide Tools For Individuals With Arthritis And Related Diseases

Port Townsend, WA May 2, 2005 - Washington state Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear™ independent dealers are providing the “ultimate arthritic foot bed”: springy soled shoes, elastic Knoty Boy shoe laces, Sof Sole Socks, Sof Sole Comfort Insoles and Lynco arch supports/orthoses. The products will be presented to Arthritis Foundation Washington/Alaska Chapter (Blog) Arthritis Walk chairs and honorees with arthritis at all four state events.

May is National Arthritis Month, and the Arthritis Foundation is looking for walkers to raise money to fight the painful disease.

About one of every three adults and about 300,000 children are afflicted with arthritis nationwide.

In May and June, Washington State Arthritis Walks and health fairs are scheduled in four counties:

  • Skagit
    May 14 at the Cascade Mall in Burlington
  • Kitsap
    May 21 at Waterfront Park in Silverdale
  • Pierce
    June 4 at Owens Beach at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma
  • Spokane
    June 18 at Centennial Trail at Gonzaga University in Spokane

The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. The Arthritis Walk is the Arthritis Foundation's nationwide event that raises awareness and funds to fight arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability.

The walk serves as more than a fund-raiser and roaming support group. Another goal is to promote a greater awareness that the condition victimizes even the very young, contrary to the common misconception that arthritis is a condition striking only the elderly. Arthritis affects more children in the United States than muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis and sickle-cell anemia combined.

Participating Washington State Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear™ Independent Dealers

Shoe Safari – Silverdale Arthritis Walk Health Fair/Z-CoiL Donation

Our mission at Shoe Safari is to help relieve the pain of those with foot, knee, or back problems. We have an impressive track record of dramatically reducing the pain of arthritis sufferers by reducing foot shock and impact stress on the entire skeletal structure. Many of our clients have dramatically reduced the need for pain medications.

A Step In Time – Spokane Arthritis Walk Health Fair/Z-CoiL Donation

Spring's Pain Relief Z-CoiL Footwear – Tacoma Arthritis Walk Health Fair/Z-CoiL Donation

Feel Good Footwear (Bellevue) Z-CoiL Donation, Tacoma

EZ Step – Burlington Arthritis Walk Health Fair/Z-CoiL Donation

Your2Feet – (Seattle) Z-CoiL Donation, Burlington

Washington State Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear™ Independent Dealer Contact Information

“Arthritis sufferers have benefited from wearing the pain relief footwear in many circumstances. Since there are over 31 adjustments, caution is recommended for a slow break in period,” writes Dr. Lotchie M. Kerch, D.P.M, Seattle Podiatric Physician & Foot Surgeon, on her Z-CoiL blog. “The main effect of the shoes is to reduce impact. You will also notice your center of gravity changes when wearing the shoes. This engages different muscles (the lateral stabilizing muscles) making it necessary to wear them for as little as an hour the first day, and increasing the wearing time gradually every day. As you become stronger, this sensation of "bouncing" and balancing dissipates. Depending on your type of arthritis, this may prove very beneficial for relieving symptoms. You are reducing impact and getting energy return, which causes a differing weight distribution. "

Knoty Boy (FST) – The Ultimate Shoelace
Transforms lace-up footwear into an ease of use; slip-on slip-off, for Arthritic ease

Revolutionary - Footwear Stabilization Technology (FST)

Converts each eyelet along the shoe upper into an isolated ‘tension zone’;

Re-emerging knots maintain adjusted tension or looseness and never need tying.

Footwear can now be comfortably adjusted for:

  • Natural foot profile stabilization
  • Problem feet
  • Sport specific demands
  • In-step sensitivity relief

Enhances footwear technologies: outsoles, insoles, and orthotics.

About Sof Sole
Sof Sole is the #1 insole, lace, and shoe care brand in sporting goods and shoe stores, with distribution in thousands of retail outlets across North America, and in 55 countries throughout the world.

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