Saturday, May 28, 2005


There was a good turnout from dealers all over the US to the Second Annual dealers Conference this past week in Albuqurque, New Mexico. It was a time to go back to the well, get refilled, rejuvenated, and return with creative ideas to further reach out to the public sufferring from foot, leg, and back discomfort. What a pleasure to be in a room filled with those sharing the Vision associated with offering pain relief by a product such as this. Thank-you to Nora, Jean-Paul (Dah Yeah H'err), successful dealers and all the departments who put on this fun filled educational meeting. See you next time-Lotchie

Pictured to Lotchie's left is Andres Gallegos, current CEO of Z-coil corporate. To her right is Al Gallegos, inventor of Z-coil footwear and chairman of the board. Posted by Hello

Third place prize goes to "A Starry Night". THe ten entries showed a vast array of design reflecting the artists talent and individuality at the z-coil dealers decorating contest May 24, 2005. Posted by Hello

Second Prize awarded for the feathered look, Z-coil dealers decorating contest May 24, 2005, New Mexico. Posted by Hello

Closer look at winning shoes for $350.00 grand prize awarded by Z-coil corporate in Albuqurque. Posted by Hello

Owner of pair of winning 2005 Z-coil footwear entered in the Z-coil dealers decorating contest May 24, Albuquerque, NM. Posted by Hello

Friday, May 20, 2005


Your 2 Feet Sponsors Free Foot Screening Day:

SATURDAY, MAY 21st 10am TO 1pm.


1201 Pine Street • Seattle, WA 98101 (1 block east of Boren)

PHONE 206.838.7338

iStep by Aetrex is an orthotic diagnostic tool which maps the pressure distribution of your feet in only 30 seconds. The Blueprints of your Feet will be analyzed and a Lynco orthotic will be custom selected for you by podiatrist Dr. Lotchie M. Kerch and pedorthist Ed Cael.

Encompass your new orthotic with innovative Z-coil pain relief footwear.

Monday, May 16, 2005

I walk much better in Z-coils

Matthew Cohen has been wearing the High Desert Hiker Z-coil footwear since May 2004. Today he came in for his second pair. This time he bought a pair of Freedom 2000. He states the hikers have helped his arthritic knees so that he walks much better.

Lori Best has been a nurse at Children's for over six years. Last year the plantar fascitis heel pain began in her left heel. The Freedom 2000 helped that pain disappear after one week. Since then she started wearing the Z-coils less often. That is until last week when the right heel started to hurt. Se came in as a patient to see Dr. Kerch on a consultation for more ideas to dissipate the pain. The Prescription?: Wear Z-coils more often, add icing, stretching, night splint, Lyncos arch supports and a longitudinal arch support. She tried on the enclosed coil with her Freedoms, but decided she got more impact absorption with the open coils.

Lori Best and Mathew Cohen shared their Z-coil successes today (May 16) at Your 2 Feet with Dr. Kerch located at 1201 Pine St. Posted by Hello

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Celebrate National Women's Health Week by Treating Your Body to Pain-Relief

Celebrate National Women's Health Week by Treating Your Body to Pain-Relief: "Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear Improving Quality of Life for Thousands of Women
Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear™ Improving Quality of Life for Thousands of Women

( Albuquerque, NM ) – May 8-14 marks National Women’s Health Week. American women struggle with stress, obesity, diabetes, breast cancer, and many conditions causing chronic pain. May 9th marks National Check-Up day where women are encouraged to assess their health conditions and make steps toward a healthier lifestyle.

The Center for Disease Control’s Office of Women’s Health recommends women make 10 changes to increase health and wellbeing: eat healthier, maintain a healthy weight, get more exercise, quit smoking, get routine exams and appropriate adult vaccines, find ways to manage stress better, know your family health history and risks, take more steps to improve personal safety, and lastly find ways to “be good to yourself.”

Obesity is an epidemic that is a factor leading to other diseases and painful conditions. According to the 1999-2000 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, more than two-thirds of Americans are overweight and over 30 percent of those are considered obese. Being extremely overweight can increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and hypertension, plus put additional strain on your back, hips, knees, ankles and feet, making exercise much more difficult.

Women nationwide are discovering a new line of footwear, Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear™, which is helping to reduce pain and increase mobility. A great side effect for some is weight loss.

“I am 32 and I have been a hairstylist for 15 years now. I am also flat footed and very overweight. About a year and a half ago I started to have horrible pain in my heels and in the arch part of my feet. It got so bad I would cry and I would literally limp out to the car after work. Eventually it got to where I couldn't even walk around the grocery store it hurt too bad,” says Christi Burch of McKinney, TX. “The less I was mobile the more weight I would gain and the more pressure it put on my feet. It was a vicious cycle.”

Christi’s physician recommended she try Z-CoiL® footwear, and that recommendation has made all the difference for her.

“After wearing them for a couple of weeks I finally got up the nerve to go the gym and give them a whirl. It has now been about eight months since I first tried out my shoes and I am walking on the treadmill for an hour at a time on an incline no less! I am about 40 pounds lighter so far and I feel soooo much better,” Christi adds. “I am convinced that these shoes saved my life, I was on a fast down hill slide with my health and now, even though I have a lot of weight to lose, I'm in the best shape I have been in my adult life.”

Amy Mueller, a registered nurse from Traverse City, MI, says the footwear has also been a lifesaver for her and increased her exercise ability.

“After 30 years of hospital nursing in intensive care and maternity, my back and knees were feeling the painful effects of all the years of standing, twisting, pushing, bending and lifting,” Amy says. “I had four knee surgeries and two back surgeries and my hopes for relief were fading. Then I learned that I had severe degenerative osteoarthritis in my back and knees.”

“Walking is one of my favorite activities. I was reaching the point where my knees hurt so much I was afraid I would have to give up walking up my favorite hill,” she adds. “It’s hard to describe how beautiful it is, walking to the top of this hill and seeing all of Traverse City and both arms of the Grand Traverse Bay. The day I bought my Z-CoiL® shoes I walked up that hill twice.”

A small company on a mission, Z-CoiL Footwear is gaining a tremendous and loyal following nationwide as word of its pain relief benefits is spreading, with more than 200 authorized dealers nationwide. If you are interested in the Z-CoiL® footwear, based in Albuquerque, NM, call 800.268.6239 or visit the corporate website at

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Diabetes EXPO May 2005 Seattle Qwest Field Event Center

Diabetes EXPO
It's a trade show. It's an interactive health fair. It's one-stop shopping for everything related to diabetes and healthy living.
ADA Diabetes EXPO provides the most comprehensive array of diabetes-related products, services and information available under one roof. An ADA Diabetes EXPO is for people with diabetes, those at risk for diabetes and anyone interested in healthy living. The event that began seven years ago in Phoenix, Arizona has grown to 16 cities around the country, and more sites are being considered.
An ADA Diabetes EXPO contains highly interactive events that include professional speakers, access to health care providers, a variety of ADA program and event information, exercise and cooking demonstrations, and much more.

The May 14 American Diabetes Expo is the largest event held by the ADA in Seattle of the year. Attendance numbers for the EXPO, at the Qwest event field, showed a good reception for the free health screenings, presentations, and learning about the newwest innovations for screenings/diabetes treatments. Posted by Hello

Dr. William Boegel, of Virginia Mason, and Dr. Lotchie Kerch volunteering at the American Diabetes Association May 14 Expo. Free foot Screenings were given to those attending the EXPO. Posted by Hello

Monday, May 09, 2005

Lyncos Complement Z-coil Foot wear

FYI: We are finding these devices are very effective for those needing amazing cushioning for their footwear. Added to the Z-coil pain relief footwear they complement the impact reduction by redistributing weight more evenly across the arch and forefoot.

Lynco 400-405-420-420 is sport orthotic version made from heat moldable thermosky. 400 is an arch support: 405 is both arch and Metartarsal support: 420 is arch support with an 1/8" medial posting: 425 is arch support with Meat support and 1/8" medial heel posting. Also available in 3/4 length version, styles 300-305-320-325

Lynco 600-605-620-625 is casual/dress orthotic version made in Germany from Chrome tanned leather for extreme durability. Great for heavy, oversized patients and can fit in a slimmer styled shoe. Not cushiony, very stable.

600 is arch suppor: 605 is arch support with Met support: 620 is arch support with 1/8" medial posting: 625 is arch support with Met support and 1/8" medial posting.

Lynco 200-205-220-225 is diabetic/arthric/neuropathic version made from 1/8" plastizote and 3/8" poron. It is acommodative and moldable on the surface. Not made to last over a long period of time. Keeps the foot encapsulated for shear force protection. 200 is arch support: 205 ia an arch support with Met support: 220 is an arch support with 1/8" medial posting: 225 is an arch support witih met support and 1/8" medial posting

Lynco 500-505-520-525 is dress 3/4 length version made from anti-microbial Carbosan material. Wont grow bacteria or fungi and has bottom layer of highly durable chrome-tanned leather. These are useful in dress shoes with little volume. The firmiest arch of all styles. 500 is arch support: 505 is arch with Met support: 520 is arch support with 1/8" medial posting: 525 is arch support with Met and 1/8" medial posting.

Diabetes Expo May 14, 2005

The fourth Annual Diabetes Expo 205 is Washington's Largest Diabetes Expo!
From 9-11 AM visit Dr. Kerch at the foot care booth at Qwest Field Event Center, Main Hall, Seattle, Wa. We have free passes at our 1201 Pine St store in Seattle, or our Ballard office at 1764 NW 56th St. Otherwise tickets are $5.00 general, $4.00 for seniors, under 18 years old are free.

Dr. Kerch will be screening for circulation and neurological status, as well as an overall general foot assessment. Come learn why diabetics are more at risk for foot problems.

The Expo is from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM featuring over 150 exhibits, with the latest products and services, answering questions by medical professionals, hosting seminars and more. Visit the website at

Dr. Kerch's presentation at this weekend's African American Kidney Center Conference
was greeted with many inquiries about the Z-coil pain relief footwear and how they assist in relieving discomfort for foot leg and back pain.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Clint Brown presided over the booth displaying Z-coil pain relief footwear for those attending the African American Conference Saturday May 7. Dr. Kerch gave a presentaion for those interesting in "Foot Tips" to keep you walking. She also did foot health screenings assessing vascular status and neurolgical status. 16 million AMericans have diabetes, but only 11 million are aware. Kidney disease affects 20-40% of people with diabetes. African Americans and other minorities are 2-3 times more likely to develop diabetes and 2-4 times more likely to go on to kidney failure. Posted by Hello

Bessie Young MD, MPH is a nephrologist at the Seattle VA, an asst. professor at the UW, and director of home hemodialysis for the NW Kidney Center. Her presentation at the African American Kidney Health Conference included moderating a panel of those in current kidney failure answering the questions of those present. The most common cause of kidney failure is diabetes.  Posted by Hello

Chef Wayne Johnson of Andaluca getting thanks from Dr. Bessie Young and Heather Ross. Area cafes contributed food for conference goers.

 Posted by Hello