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SOUTH AFRICAN PODIATRIST DISCUSSES BAREFOOT RUNNING

PODIATRIST, NELFRIE KEMP, SPOKESPERSON FOR THE PODIATRY ASOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA STATES "RUNNING WITHOUT SHOES COULD MEAN THE END OF INJURIES, BUT IT IS A SKILL THAT TAKES TIME TO LEARN.  IF YOUR FEET ARE NOT CONDITIONED TO RUNNING BAREFOOT, YOUR INTRINSIC FOOT MUSCLES WILL NOT BE STRONG ENOUGH TO ABSORB THE SHOCK."

PODIATRIST KEMP SUGGESTS " DECIDING WHAT KIND OF RUNNING YOU WILL LIKELY END UP DOING.  DO YOU WANT TO DO HARDCORE BAREFOOT RUNNING, OR ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ADOPTING A NEW CATAGORIE OF SHOE.  A 'MINIMALIST' SHOE GIVES THE RUNNER THE ALL-IMPORTANT CONTACT WITH THE EARTH THROUGH A THIN AND VERY FLEXIBLE SOLE, ENABLING HIM OR HER TO DO TRAILS ON WHICH A TOTALLY BARE FOOT MIGHT FLINCH FROM INJURY ON STONES AND OTHER OBSTACLES."

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. JOHN HARDY AND MARZ HARDY, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE, TORONTO CHIROPODIST AND TORONTO FOOT SPECIALIST AND THE TEAM FROM ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

 

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