In this video, Dr. Ray McClanahan, a sports podiatrist at Northwest Foot and Ankle and the inventor of Correct Toes, discusses how to select the healthiest possible footwear to support your child's growth and development. Choosing the proper footwear for your child early on can have an enormously beneficial effect on his or her foot and joint health later in life. Protecting the shape and function of your child's foot as it is developing is the key to avoiding the toe deformities and other foot problems that plague most shoe-wearing adults. Watch this video to learn more about footwear features to consider when shopping for shoes that help support your child's natural development.
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Dr. Marty Hughes is a chiropractic physician, or DC. He received his doctoral degree from Western States Chiropractic College (WSCC), now known as the University of Western States (UWS). Dr. Marty has always been interested in foot health, due to the connection between the feet and the spine. He has worked as a freelance writer for LiveStrong.com, for whom he contributed over 2,200 health-and-fitness articles. He is a co-founder of Natural Footgear and an ardent supporter of natural foot care approaches. Dr. Marty enjoys road cycling, hiking, canoeing, and cross-country skiing as well as exploring the mountains of Western North Carolina.