December 2012 - Cohen & Malad, LLP

Toning Shoes Can Cause Neuromuscular Problems

by: Melissa L. Stuart, Attorney The use of toning shoes as a fitness aid has been widely disputed. Toning shoes are sneakers that are designed with unstable or rocker-bottomed soles. This design forces the wearer to engage various muscle groups in order to maintain balance while walking and doing other activities. While the manufacturers of… Continue Reading »

The Legal Impact of DSM-5: Guest Post by Melissa L. Stuart

by:Melissa L. Stuart, Attorney New changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, which is published by the American Psychiatric Association to diagnose mental disorders and intellectual disabilities, may have an impact for families of special needs children. My recent article on the Friendship Circle Blog discusses some of the concerns with the new changes.