Not all orthotic devices are made the same and therefore can have varying results. A runner’s feet and lower extremities should be examined with a proper comprehensive biomechanical examination by a certified professional to ensure that the device is properly prescribed and made. Examinations should include a biomechanical exam a gait analysis, and check current footwear.. This sometimes doesn’t happen for runners and the wrong type of orthotic can be issued. Like anything else, a bad experience can lead to a bad recommendation, as in the case of some running magazines. As a runner myself, provided the correct steps have been taken, I’ve seen how orthotics help reduce injury, increase speed and endurance.
Why do running magazines sometimes recommend against orthotics?
by Tony Abbott D.Ch. | Apr 22, 2013December 1st, 2014 |