You could very well be unwittingly contributing to your own foot and ankle injuries by choosing a running shoe that is not suited to your foot type or basing your selection on brand name, fashion style or colour.
Your running shoe selection should be based on your individual foot and lower limb pattern, at your typical walking or running speed. With motion analysis through a treadmill gait assessment, we are able to view how your shoes are responding under load, from heel strike, to mid stance to the toe off phase of gait.
Running shoes need to provide appropriate support, grip, stability and cushioning for you against the ground, as well as be appropriate for the surfaces you run on and your biomechanics.
RUNNING IS GOOD FOR YOU!
Regular running is one of the best physical exercises for our health. While every individual and level of fitness varies, running has enormous health benefits. Studies have shown regular running (approximately for 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week) helps builds stamina, endurance, flexibility, strength of muscles and bone density. It is also helpful in reducing the risk of obesity; type 2 diabetes, and heart disease, while improving your cardiovascular system, respiratory health and immunity. Not to mention the chance of weight loss, and improving the quality of your emotional and mental health.
To help find the right running shoe for you we welcome you to seek podiatric advice from the team at Highett Podiatry
Call 9555 3044 or make an online appointment.
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