Straight Chiropractic/Regarding Men's Heels


I am a carpenter, and as you'd expect, I spend a lot of time every day wearing a pair of work boots.  I have a co-worker who wears boots with about a 1 1/2 inch heel, and he seems to be quite comfortable in them.  I have recently bought a pair of logger boots, which have about the same size heel, and though I think the boots are comfortable right now, I wonder what the long-term effects of wearing heeled boots would be on my feet, back, etc.  I don't know whether this is exactly within the purview of your expertise, but I'd appreciate your advice.  Thanks.

Dear Dan,

Thank you for your question.

I'm sorry not to have responded to you sooner, however, my office was impacted by Sandy, including the loss of computer hardware, and I am only now able to begin accessing e-mail and other elements of daily life we take so much for granted.

I will make every effort to reply to you in the coming days.  I hope you understand.

James W. Healey, DC

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James W. Healey, D.C.


I can answer questions about what is known as Straight Chiropractic, a modern branch of chiropractic focusing on individual potential and optimum human performance, and Vertebral Subluxation, a very common condition of spinal bones which affects an individual`s ability to express their full potential in every aspect of human performance.


I have been in this field for over thirty years, in private practice and as a lecturer at seminars around the country. I have served on the faculty and administrations of two Straight Chiropractic Colleges and was the president of a federally-recognized Straight Chiropractic accrediting agency.

I have served as an officer and director of the Federation of Straight Chiropractors and Organizations (FSCO), an international organization, and am a member and director of the Garden State Chiropractic Society (GSCS) in New Jersey. I am a member of The Chiropractic Trust and the review board of the Journal of Straight Chiropractic.

I am a regular contributor to Straight To You, the Journal of the Garden State Chiropractic Society and was a columnist for Dynamic Chiropractic. I have also been published in The Chiropractic Journal and publications of the Federation of Straight Chiropractors and Organizations.

I am a 1981 graduate of Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, attended University of Chicago and hold a Bachelor's degree from Gettysburg College.

Awards and Honors
I am a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was named Chiropractor of the Year in 1986, 1991, 1996 and 1998 by the Garden State Chiropractic Society and Regent of the Year in 1985 by Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic.

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