In 2012, I was training for the Ironman US Championships in New York City held in August of 2012. Five months before the race I switched my running shoes from a Saucony Triumph to Saucony Kinvara, their new racing sneaker. I liked the colors better on the Kinvara, but the sales rep didn’t explain what I was getting myself into. Shame on me for falling for “the lightweight racing sneaker” bit. I should have known better, not only being a long time triathlete but a chiropractic physician as well.
Read on and let me spare you the unnecessary injuries ahead of time!
The running sneaker and sports apparel business changed sneakers drastically with the introduction of “Free” and “Minimalist” running sneakers. It’s important to understand the difference between these two and a traditional running sneaker and how it can affect your joints and performance. Read More “Choosing the best running shoe to prevent foot, ankle & knee injuries; whether you’re a heel, mid-foot or forefoot striker.”
The human body works as an intricate kinetic chain from the foundation up, and if one part of that chain doesn’t move or function properly, it eventually breaks down. Similar to the foundation of a skyscraper when damaged or imbalanced everything above shifts to compensate. Our feet are no different. Thankfully, our bodies can compensate more than a building, but it comes with severe consequences.
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain throughout their body caused by imbalances and instabilities in their feet, but today individually designed stabilizing orthotics are helping people live active pain-free lives. Stabilizing orthotics are designed for your body based on a laser scan of your feet, unlike the one-size-fits-all orthotics that don’t address your specific needs. Read More “Why your flat feet are slowly damaging your knees, hips and lower back”