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Evolutio - Getting rid of your pesky Orthotics Forever

Evolutio - Getting rid of your pesky Orthotics Forever

When we look at flat feet, are orthotics really the answer? Or are they an old fashioned, easy road our practitioner and we take to solve a more in depth problem?

Do we realise that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction (actual physics law by Newton) therefore by placing ourselves in orthotics we are going to cause an equal and opposite reaction elsewhere in the foot and body.

How to Train for a Half Marathon without Running at All

How to Train for a Half Marathon without Running at All

As we finish our month’s focus on all things ‘Running’, we dovetail into our next with the hot topic of ‘CrossFit’ (Open Season…oh yeah!)

But before we get stuck into the real CrossFit stuff, we want to explore the commonly asked question about whether CrossFit and training for an endurance running event (like a half or a full marathon) can live together…

Are your Running Shoes Sabotaging your Stride?

Are your Running Shoes Sabotaging your Stride?

Our last blog in this 'Running' series is left in my capable hands. It's a case of aiming to demystify running shoes for you all.

Shoes these days are as clear as mud to the general public, and unfortunately many clinicians never analyse the effect of the running shoe on the ankle, hip, knee and back.

Working in a profession that involves footwear I see it/ hear it everyday and when I ask this question to patients. "Why are you wearing those running shoes?"

 

The generic answer is;

 

“To give me support”
or
“control rolling in of my foot”
 

Shoes are an extremely powerful product that can cause damage from the moment you put them on, the structural changes they cause through the foot can be mind blowing.

First of all, supportive shoes cause the foot strike to occur further away from the centre of gravity, this causes a series of ground reaction forces as a result!