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Revealed: The reason Kristi Yamaguchi began skating and taking ballet classes at an early age

Updated On 09 Jun, 2016 Published On

Kristi Yamaguchi began skating and taking ballet classes at an early age, as physical therapy for her club feet. She started skating in order to rehabilitate her club foot. Club feet also called congenital talipes equinovarus is a congenital deformity involving one foot or both and the affected foot appears to have been rotated internally at the ankle. It is a deformed foot which is twisted so that the sole cannot be placed flat on the ground. It is a common birth defect, occurring in about one in every 1,000 live births. Once a child has been diagnosed with clubfoot, there are many treatment approaches and treatment should be done immediately. The treatment allows for improved manipulation to try to achieve a normal foot.

 

#flashback to the 80's flash dance...or is it? #danceparty like my leg warmers @supastevie88 ????

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Kristi Yamaguchi is a former figure skater. She won the junior title at the U.S. Championship in 1986, with Ruby Galindo. She won the singles and with Galindo, the pairs title at the 1988 World  Junior Championship .Yamaguchi and Galindo were unusual in that they were both accomplished singles skaters. She becomes the celebrity champion in the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars. She married Bret Hedican on July 8, 2000.The couple has two daughters named Keara and Emma. Her husband Bret Hedican is a former professional ice hockey player. Kristi age is 44 according to her birthdate, June 12, 1971.

Kristi has an estimated net worth of $ 18 million. As a child, she took skating and ballet lessons as physical therapy for her club feet. In 1996, she established the Always Dream Foundation for children. Her height is 5 feet 1 inch and maintained a weight of 44 kg. She was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame and was also the host of WE TV series Skating's Next Star. For, many years she toured with Stars on Ice and also participated in the pro competition circuit. Her recent twitter post :