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"sand pit" therapy - October 14, 2005 11:41:00 PM   
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has anybody used a "sand-pit" for therapy, I think it would be great for plyometric and proprioceptive injuries and good marketing tool, "another niche"; let me know on possible cost and any thoughts
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Re: "sand pit" therapy - October 15, 2005 9:45:00 AM   
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i used to have one. Real good for plantas fasciitis as well! It was homemade, we put up a would fram lined it with heavy plastic, staple gun foam an vinyl to inside and top side, bought sand from home depot, we had like a 6 by 8 pit about 5 inches deep in all and it eventually cost like 350. It was just another thing to have, a lot of vacuuming, but not so much a niche of any means...

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Re: "sand pit" therapy - October 15, 2005 12:31:00 PM   
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FLAORTHOPT-- why build one, you should just meet your patients at the beach!!!

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Re: "sand pit" therapy - October 15, 2005 8:12:00 PM   
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this is when i lived in northern VA...funny enough, almost no one down here has plantar fasciitis, I wonder why, maybe all the beach walking, or maybe all the comfortable footwear is not as good as flip flops and sandals?

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Re: "sand pit" therapy - October 15, 2005 8:31:00 PM   
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Yes, the beach is the best place to go, at least in the summer.

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Re: "sand pit" therapy - October 16, 2005 6:18:00 PM   
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FLA almost set me off on a rant since he mentioned a pet theory of mine. I think you are exactly right, all the barefoot and open shoes do largely prevent plantar fasciitis.

The sand pit idea is good, but I don't think it will do much as a marketing idea.

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Re: "sand pit" therapy - October 16, 2005 9:24:00 PM   
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I do much better when i wear mocassins all day, vs. "supportive" shoes. Less foot, knee, hip and back pain at the end of the day. :)

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Re: "sand pit" therapy - October 17, 2005 7:52:00 AM   
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Nike Shox here with a good arch support!

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Re: "sand pit" therapy - October 17, 2005 12:07:00 PM   
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In northern Minnesota we have a significant lack of sandy beaches. So to compensate we have our plantarfascitis patients walk in the snow. It a wonderful modality because we get 2 for the price of one. The proprioceptive graininess of the crystal snow and ice massage simultaneously. And patients can do it at home. Another advantage to living in God's country.

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Re: "sand pit" therapy - October 17, 2005 8:08:00 PM   
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Very true!

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Re: "sand pit" therapy - October 18, 2005 4:17:00 AM   
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And you get repeat business when they come back with frostbite.

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Re: "sand pit" therapy - October 18, 2005 11:55:00 AM   
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I live near a lot of marshes. What about the idea of walking through the thick mud? Lots of proprio/balance with the strength component of getting each LE out of the mud and I'm sure some cardio/endurance!

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Re: "sand pit" therapy - October 18, 2005 12:53:00 PM   
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LOL Kid... and that sound that is heard as you pull your feet out of the mud. There's also mudsliding for the 3-4" deep mud... that's fun too. Better than slip and slide in a way. Cleaning up in someone else's shower makes it an all around excellent experience. (Not that I know... ;) )

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