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PODIATRIST, DR. PAUL LANGER EXPLAINS THAT "RUNNING TYPICALLY INVOLVES RELATIVELY STRAIGHT LINE MOTION AT RELATIVELY CONSTANT PACES OVER FLAT SURFACES.  IT IS ALSO AN ACTIVITY THAT IS HIGH IMPACT AND VERY REPETITIVE (2.5 X BODY WEIGHT PER STEP AND 1,000 - 1,500 STEPS PER MILE), AND BECAUSE OF THIS, THE SHOES ARE WELL CUSHIONED AND LACK LATERAL STABILITY.  THE CUSHIONING RESULTS IN A MIDSOLE THAT IS THICKER THAN IN TRAINING SHOES AND THE FOOT HIGHER ABOVE THE GROUND.  THIS CENTER OF GRAVITY ALSO MAKES THE SHOE LESS STABLE WITH LATERAL, SIDE-TO-SIDE MOVEMENTS.  BUTS THATS NOT ALL, RUNNING SHOES ALSO HAVE A LIGHTER, LESS STRUCTURED UPPER THAN TRAINERS, MAKING IT MUCH EASIER TO SPRAIN AN ANKLE IN A CONVENTIONAL RUNNING SHOE WHILE DOING ACTIVITIES THAT INVOLVE ANYTHING OTHER THAN STRAIGHT AHEAD MOVEMENTS."

AT DR. JOHN A. HARDY'S TORONTO FOOT CLINIC WE TREAT A LOT OF ATHLETES AND ATHLETIC INJURIES.  WE ARE FULLY EQUIPPED TO TREAT SOFT TISSUE INJURIES THROUGH OUR EXTENSIVE RANGE OF PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES INCLUDING SHOCKWAVE THERAPY, ULTRASOUND, LASER, INTERFERENTIAL CURRENT, A.R.T., MOBILIZATION, ETC.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

 

 

 

 

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