What happy feet say
We went to the last shoe outing. It was eye opening and so incredibly helpful.
I incidentally blogged about our experience.
This past Saturday, Mishy, Babba, and I went to see one of Santa Monica’s foot doctors, Dr. Noah. He hosts monthly Kid’ Shoe Outings where he gives an informal and highly informative talk about which shoes to buy for your children to help their feet grow and develop. He is an extremely enthusiastic man and passionate about the care of children’s feet. He does say wearing used shoes is like giving someone your prescription glasses and it can have detrimental effects, especially on children’s feet since they are developing. He also mentioned the main function of children’s shoes until they are 8 years old, since a foot arch is usually not developed until they are eight, is to provide protection when they run and walk outside. Inside, it is best to have them barefoot or with socks so their feet are not encumbered. (Plus, having them shoeless does limit the dirt that gets in from outside.)
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|Daniel Altchuler, DPM|
A native of Los Angeles, Dr. Altchuler received his Associate of Arts degree in Social Sciences from Santa Monica City College, after which he went to California State University Long Beach where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing. He earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in 1975. Currently, Dr. Altchuler practices in Santa Monica, CA., and is on staff at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center.
Specializing in podiatric orthopedics, athletic injuries and enhancement, and gait disorders, Dr. Altchuler has served on a number of sport teams and event medical staffs, including the United States Triathlon Championships, Olympic Youth Volleyball Tournament, XV World Games for the Deaf, as well as Road Racing Events of the Twenty-Third Olympiad - 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games. He has served as a footwear consultant and adviser for both Nike and Avia. He currently serves as podiatric medical consultant to a number of Los Angeles area running and walking clubs.
Dr. Altchuler is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including being listed in Who’s Who in the West; Personalities of America, Who’s Who in California and Men of Achievement.
An avid animal lover and advocate, Dr. Altchuler lives with his wife Eileen Haworth, DC in Topanga Canyon, California with their menagerie of horses, and dogs- which Dr. Altchuler trains and shows in agility events.
1260 15th Street - Suite 1020
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Monday: 10am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
(No Appointments on Wed)
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 2pm