Saturday, August 22, 2009
Linda Koss was riding on the Bremerton Ferry 6 years ago, when she met a mother and daughter wearing Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear. The two of them made such an impression on her because their posture was so erect. The mom told her she had to quit work as an ER nurse because of her back pain. After wearing the Z-CoiL shoes she is now able to work full time. The daughter in her 30's was suffering from a crippling pain limiting her walking. She told Linda how the Z-CoiL shoes had helped her so much. Linda started having back pain about six years ago. The Z-CoiL shoes intrigued her. After hearing from the two on the ferry she researched the shoes further. Linda's mother had suffered from severe scoliosis, arthritis, osteoporosis and kyphoses. These conditions resulted in loss of her height. Her mom went from 5 feet three inches tall to four feet nine inches.
Linda was in retirement for since 4/08. Two months ago she went back to work on her feet part-time as a nurse. The hours part-time are 7-10 hours per day 3-4 days a week. She is an on call long term care nurse. She used to work running all around as an OR nurse 10-12 hours day. Her main problems were back and hip pain until she started wearing the Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear.
She says,"Now if I wear regular shoes at work I end up stooping to the side because of a spasms in my side."
She has had her white freedoms for years which she purchased from the now closed Bellevue store. She was amazed how replacing the coils at her recent visit to Z-CoiL of Seattle at 1201 Pine St, rejuvenated the coils. Her patients ask about the Z-CoiL shoes all the time.
She says," I tell them they are life savers, how they were developed by a runner, and where to go online to learn more about the Z-CoiL."
Posted by Your 2 Feet at 8/22/2009 05:31:00 PM
7 REASONS WHY EVERYBODY IS WEARING FITFLOPS:
1.FitFlop midsoles incorporate patent-pending micro-wobbleboardTM technology, to give you a workout while you walk. Developed by Darren James and Dr David Cook at LSBU, the FitFlop's unique safely -tapered midsole places varying densities of EVA under your feet each time you step, to challenge the support and balance muscles of the foot and leg.
2.They challenge hard to reach muscles more. FitFlops are engineered with a multi-density midsole that stimulates your muscles more while you're wearing them. In independent University testing, FitFlops have been shown to trigger increase gluteal muscle response, increased hamstring response, increase rectus femoris (thigh) response and increased calf muscle response .
3.Every step you take in your FitFlops helps tone and trim your legs: Studies at Salford University by Dr. Philip Graham-Smith and Richard Jones have shown that the FitFlop midsole extends the amount of time that the slow twitch* muscles are engaged during each step (by approximately 10-12%). So just by wearing a pair of FitFlops you'll get more exercise while doing just exactly what you're normally doing. (*slow twitch muscles produce energy by converting fats into energy aerobically)
4.FitFlops work your bum muscles more. FitFlops have been clinically proven to increase the amount of time that the gluteus maximus muscle is 'activated' during every single step.
5.FitFlops have been shown to have a significant effect on the toning muscles of your thighs: The rectus femoris muscle (one of the large muscles in the group of muscles in your thigh) is activated for a longer period of time while walking in FitFlops than while normally shod or barefoot .
6.Walking in FitFlops is like walking barefoot, but a little bit better. According to a study done at the University of Salford in Manchester, UK, the FitFlop wearer's gait is very similar to that of a barefoot walker, but the added cushion provided by the EVA midsole helps reduce joint strain and absorb shock. In fact, several FitFlop wearers have already reported relief from back pain after a few days of wearing them.
7.FitFlops make it easier to stay in shape. Just throw them on while you're running errands, walking to work, or working around your house. Most first-time FitFlop wearers report feeling their muscles working more, while 'fitter' wearers feedback has been more toward great comfort and cushion. One woman reported feeling like she'd had a 'bum-blasting' workout after a half an hour of FitFlop-shod walking.
Posted by Your 2 Feet at 8/22/2009 05:21:00 PM
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Jewelya Ianniciello Rates Z-CoiL #1 When Added to Her Regimen For Sciatica Relief and Healthy, Natural Lifestyle Changes
Jewelya has followed her passion for social work since she was 18 years old. She started as a certified day care teacher, then worked as an outreach coordinator with youth. Seven years of college at the Tacoma branch of the UW earned her a social work degree with an emphasis on chemical dependency counseling and a specialty in crisis work for youth and families. This was in addition to doing volunteer work in the field.
Through these years of college she supported herself working on a labor product making ice cream for seven years. The repetitious lifting caused an injury to her left sciatic nerve. From the L&I claim she learned she was lifting four thousand to four thousand five hundred pounds repetitiously through out the day at her job.
She was out of work for a year due to this work-related injury. That first month she couldn't move at all. For quite awhile she was not able to lift any weight.
This was especially hard to take since she had been an athlete. From middle school until 27 years old she had run track and was a sprinter. Sprinters have a particularly annoying tingling in the ball of their feet.
Rehabilitation included massage, yoga, and a chiropractor working on C1-C4 since these affected the rest of her spine. The rebuilding process consisted of five years of physical therapy. This was needed to get the sciatic pain under control. However, the pain always came back to the sciatic nerve especially when she had been on her feet all day.
Her twenty years in social work has now culminated in her current positions. She does ER work at the Franciscan Hospital in Tacoma as well as crisis work in the field for the Hospital as a social worker. Additionally she does more crisis work for Pierce County.
She works 10-12 hour shifts on her feet. Adding in lifestyle walking after hours, she is on her feet on average 15 hours per day.
Nurses at the hospital told her about the Z-CoiL footwear in glowing testimonials. One nurse had thrown out all of her other shoes and she now owns five pair of Z-CoiLs. Every one hears about the Z-CoiL shoes from her.
Jewelya started wearing the Z-CoiL footwear four-five months ago. She came to Z-CoiL of Seattle to buy her first pair of White Freedom 2000. Now she has returned to buy a pair of Mary Janes (Taos with strap) for a friend of hers that has hip pain.
The first week she wore them three days at home first. Then she worked her long shifts wearing only the Z-CoiL shoes.
"I had No Sciatic Pain Throughout The Day!"
She noticed that aching tired feeling in her feet went away as well. She is pain free with no issues with her sciatic nerve pain.
An added benefit is that if she does not have time to do the stretching she needed to have done for the day, the Z-CoiL footwear compensates for it.
Jewelya has done her own research asking for feedback from the various nurses who wear the Z-CoiL shoes at work. Her results: " Nurses from heavier to lighter shape all say...The Z-CoiL Shoes Have Been A Blessing!"
Remember she mentioned that sprinters have that annoying tingling in the balls of her feet? She no longer gets the tingling wearing the Z-CoiLs.
A one week conference for the International Social Work Fellowship in Finland brought 232 attendees from 32 countries. Jewelya just returned yesterday from attending the conference. Everyone has a chance to share the latest ideas to further the profession. Z-CoiLs came up in the conversation quite a bit when attendees saw her wearing them.
Jewelya says,"My focus is holistic care and life changes to sustain healthy things in the life of someone experiencing a crisis. I review nutrition and other healthy helpful ideas for the body. I have added Z-CoiL to the helpful, healthy ideas I recommend, especially for those suffering from foot, leg, or back pain issues. Through access to the Internet website, I was able to better inform the other conference attendees of the Z-CoiL footwear."
We at Z-CoiL of Seattle are thrilled to add such a passionate Jewelya to the ranks of our evangelists spreading the word about Z-CoiLs. We extend our appreciation to you for making the long trip from Tacoma to visit us and for your referrals.
Posted by Your 2 Feet at 8/16/2009 01:54:00 PM
Jobst is the #1 physician recommended brand of medical compression stockings. Jobst products are backed by over 50 years of experience.
We at Z-CoiL of Seattle are currently having a sale of the 15-20 mm.Hg Jobst compression stockings. They are normally selling for $40.00, but are now on sale for $25.00 while supplies last.
Who wears Jobst stockings? You can benefit from Jobst compression stockings if you suffer from tired, aching legs because you spend long hours walking or standing or suffer from more serious conditions like swelling or venous disease.
Add these to your purchase of the Z-CoiL footwear and you have the perfect combination for pain relief.
Posted by Your 2 Feet at 8/16/2009 01:01:00 PM
Edward Suddath, RN discovered the Z-CoiL footwear twelve years ago. He shared his Z-CoiL journey last week when he came to our Z-CoiL Footwear Store at the base of Capital Hill (1201 Pine St) in Seattle all the way from the Tri-Cities.
He was looking for a natural solution for his chronic foot pain.
Diagnosed years ago with acquired neuropathy and ankle pain, standing and walking has been very demanding and painful.
"I have been working as an ER nurse for 24 years. Standing and walking is not a natural expectation in one's work-a-day-world. So to have a shoe that makes your feet say "ahh" while working, walking, standing and trying to make a living 40 hours a week, is a true God-send."
Edward came in to buy a pair of Work Boots. We at Z-CoiL of Seattle have work boots available with a ASTM composite toe. There are a few steel toed work boots still available that are ANSI approved. Since they are in limited supply, please call ahead so we can check for your size. If neither of those are required, a regular toed boot is also available.
Edward assures you, "The investment in Z-CoiL is worth every penny especially as to the comparative cost of regular tennis shoes. Since they help so much, and last so long, the cost is probably less than all the Nike, Addidas, Prince and K-Swiss I have bought in the interim."
The long lasting component of the Z-CoiL shoes is in addition to the added component of fewer likely visits to the doctors office. Think of the value you are getting in your investment!
Edward is one of our evangelists," Just try 'em and you'll be convinced you have made a good decision for the future of your health and well-being."
Posted by Your 2 Feet at 8/16/2009 12:15:00 PM
Monday, August 03, 2009
"If I hadn't kicked a pallet while I was working at Home Depot, my Z-CoiL work boots would have lasted even longer. That accident ripped apart the upper part of the shoe. Fortunately,my foot was OK. As it was the work boots with the enclosed coil gave me 2 1/2 years of relief.", says John N.
John came in for his third pair of Z-CoiL shoes, this time for his second pair of hiking boots. The first pair were grey, these are the new brown ones. He was able to revitalize his previous shoes getting a new set of coils as needed to replace the older pair over the years. This is a good option for sprucing up your Z-CoiL shoes for added performance until the upper wears out. He wears out the outside of his shoes since he walks to the outside of his foot. Of course it is recommended you replace your Z-CoiL shoes every year for maximum performance.
Today we put him on the I-step pressure analysis to assess his feet and their pressure points. John was fitted with a pair of top grade over-the counter Lynco orthotics. He could feel how the support from the Lynco's would help him right away. This added support should help with the wear on his shoes also since it gives motion control, especially for pronation.
He bought his first pair in 2003 at the Puyallup store that is no longer there. He plans on coming to visit us at the Puyallup Fair. We plan on being there from Sept. 16-27 in the Showplex Building, Booth # 0514.
John first heard about the Z-CoiL shoes from reading an article in a magazine. After his online search he was convinced the Z-CoiL footwear would help relieve his suffering from nagging foot, leg and back pain at the end of 8-9 hours standing and walking on concrete at Home Depot of Puyallup.
John has been diagnosed with degenerative joint disease in his spinal discs. In the past he had to take Tylenol with codeine for the pain, which he hated doing. "Z-CoiL has made a world of difference! Only when I twist my back out at work do I need to take those medications. No more end of the day foot, leg and back pain.", says John.
John is eager to spread the word about how these shoes have helped him. He says" Four people at work are now wearing these Z-CoiL's because of me telling them about how they helped me. This is an outstanding shoe that I would recommend for everyone."
Posted by Your 2 Feet at 8/03/2009 02:38:00 PM