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BAREFOOT RUNNING WHEN DONE PROPERLY HAS BENEFITS

 

DR. DOUGLAS ROBINSON, A CALIFORNIA PODIATRIST STATES, "EVEN IF RUNNING BAREFOOT REDUCES SOME INJURIES, IT MAY CAUSE OTHER TYPES OF HARM.  BECAUSE MINIMALIST SHOES REQUIRE FOREFOOT OR MID-FOOT STRIKING THE VERTICAL LOAD ON OUR BODIES - THE FORCE WITH WHICH YOUR FOOT HITS THE GROUND -  CAN STRAIN SEVERAL PARTS OF THE FOOT".

PODIATRIST ROBINSON ALSO STATES, "BAREFOOT RUNNING HAS A GREAT DEAL OF POTENTIAL.  IN PARTICULAR, RUNNERS WITH KNEE, LOWER BACK, OR HIP INJURIES HAVE BENEFITED FROM THE TECHNIQUE BECAUSE OF THE LIGHTER STRIDE INVOLVED.  AS A TRAINING TOOL, THERE ARE REAL BENEFITS BUT YOU SHOULD START SLOWLY ON FORGIVING TERRAIN SUCH AS A TREADMILL, GYM OR TRACK-LIKE SURFACE".

ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS TREATS MANY ATHLETES WITH HIGH SUCCESS.  IF YOU OR A LOVED REQUIRES COMPETENT FOOT CARE, PLEASE CALL US AT 416-465-8737.

 

416-465-8737

Toronto, ON Chiropodist Academy Foot and Orthotic

752 BROADVIEW AVENUE Toronto, ON M4K 2P1 

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