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Podiatry BiomechanicsNew trainers or ‘smart shoes’ will warn runners if their positioning is off or if they are tired through a  smartphone app. Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) in Germany said that young runners and those with wrong running styles incur the risk of twisting or injuring their ankle joints.

Scientists designed a shoe that serves to improve a runner’s technique. According to editor Sarah Griffiths, running has become more popular, and so have the injuries and joint complaints that come with them.

Sensors inside the soles measure the biomechanical data of the runner and evaluate his or her form, with the measurements found in real time. ‘Pulse-rate watches and chest straps record only vital signs like breathing and heart rate. In contrast, our running shoe medically evaluates and monitors training while jogging,' said Dr. Andreas Heinig, a scientist at IPMS.

If you are suffering from any pain associated with your biomechanics, you should seek the care of chiropodist like Marz Hardy of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics. Hardy can examine your feet and care for your needs.

Biomechanics in Podiatry

Podiatric biomechanics is a sect of specialized podiatry that features licensed practitioners trained in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the foot, ankle and lower leg. Biomechanics focuses on the issues that affect the body and cause an interference with the biological structure. It also focuses on the foot and ankle’s movement and the forces that interact with them.

A History of Biomechanics

-Biomechanics historically dates back to ancient Egypt, which utilized professional foot care

-Biomechanics gained a high profile in 1974 thanks to the studies of Merton Root, who claimed by changing or controlling the ankle and foot’s forces, as well as diagnosing conditions and making corrections, could be used to gain strength and coordination to the affected area.

Improvements in modern technology are based on both therapeutic processes and past theories. These help provide a better understanding of podiatry concepts for biomechanics. Computers can provide an accurate determination regarding the movements and patterns of the lower legs and feet with important information captured.

Increasing awareness and advances in available materials have helped enhance corrective methods and offer further options for foot-related injuries. Understanding the biomechanics of the feet can help alleviate and even eliminate pain and further stress to the foot.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Toronto, ON. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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