New Life Therapy Center


23 Park Ridge Drive #1
Stevens Point WI 54481

Phone: (715) 342-4180


  A Word About Feet!

Shoes were unknown to our ancient forefathers; they went barefoot.  But we squeeze our feet into shoes, losing direct contact with the ground.  It's a central problem.  It may sound trivial, but by wearing shoes we deprive our organs of the benefits provided by the reflex zones on our feet.   What's even worse, the lack of ventilation, and the constant pressure (caused by "fashionable" footwear that is often much too small) brings on calluses, corns, hammertoes, and other deformities.

Our society is probably more health conscious today than it ever was, so the importance of wearing the right shoes beginning in childhood shouldn't be news to anyone.  Believe me, if you cut corners when you buy shoes, you're cutting the wrong corners!

But beware of so-called orthopedic shoes.   Some are actually injurious to your health and aren't worthy of the name at all.

Your shoes should allow your body weight to be distributed over the entire foot. With some shoes, however, the weight is concentrated mainly on the joints of the toes, and this causes pinching, calluses, bunions, and often deformities of the sides of the big toes. A lifetime of wearing ill-fitting shoes can lead to arthritis, stiff feet, and a total loss of blood circulation to the foot area.

Even more problematic is the fact that these ailments may not stay confined to the feet, but can affect the entire body.  It's a known fact that the feet are a mirror image of the body and contain, neurological speaking, the same elements that make up the body as a whole.  Each foot corresponds to exactly half of the body -- right side to right foot, and left side to left foot. The exception is the head (eyes sinuses, ears, etc._, whose reflex zones center in the big toes and sometimes the adjacent toes.  In the case of the head, the nerve pathways seem to be transposed, that is, the right side of the head corresponds to the left foot; the left side to the right foot. The reflex zones of the teeth, however, are not transposed, i.e., left-side teeth correspond to the left big toe, etc.   The secret is simply to soften all of the hardness and knots in one's feet and to put them in good working order again by massaging the foot muscles. If you return your feet to their original form, you may eliminate the ailments. So it becomes abundantly clear just how important it is that your feet can move naturally. Comfortable, flexible shoes are a must.

Tips: The above - mentioned ailments can be treated by massaging the feet once daily.  In general, the feet should be massaged three times a week (or even better, every other day) until the reflex zones are completely free of pain.

Only trained persons are permitted to practice massage professionally.

    A One Hour Therapy Session with Dr. L. Fred Anderson, Psy.D. is $50.00!  Call for an appointment at (715) 342-4180 or 1-800-597-4220 or E-mail