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Restoring foot function with foot wedges.

MacConaill (1945) demonstrated that the bones and ligaments of the foot form a twisted plate, flat against the ground under the toes and metatarsal heads and twisting through the mid foot to vertically bisect the heel bone.

Trail running: choosing the right gear for the job.

Find out how you can reduce the risk of injury during trail running.

The science of the ‘Goldilocks’ principle of footwear cushioning.

“The best investment is in the tools of one’s own trade”Benjamin Franklin Sensory feedback from the soles of the feet […]

IMPLICATIONS OF THE TWISTED PLATE MODEL OF FOOT FUNCTION FOR RUNNING-RELATED INJURIES.

The squashed toes of a shoe-shaped forefoot create an unstable base of support, what can be the beginning of several injuries when running. Functional Footwear can help you to avoid these risks.

THE ‘TWISTED PLATE’ MODEL OF FOOT FUNCTION.

The ‘twisted plate’ model is a model of foot function that agrees with experimental data and leads to correct solutions to common foot problems.

MODELS OF FOOT FUNCTION: FAULTY DIAGNOSIS LEADS TO FAULTY INTERVENTION.

The model of foot function used determines how cause and solution are decided i.e. faulty diagnosis can lead to faulty intervention.

FOOT FUNCTION AND EXERCISE-RELATED PAIN

After the excesses of Christmas, resolutions for a healthier lifestyle and weight loss are common. Exercise and increased physical activity are rightly promoted as a means towards achieving these ends, but exercise-related pain and injuries are a common reason for quitting new regimes.

IS YOUR STANDING DESK GIVING YOU A BAD BACK?

Prolonged sitting at a desk is linked to negative health effects including heart disease and metabolic syndrome.

IS 10,000 STEPS PER DAY A PAIN IN THE …. KNEES?

Regular physical activity has many health benefits (Blair, 2009), and public health campaigns recommending 10,000 steps per day are based on undisputed physiological principles and large-scale medical research.

FOOT STRUCTURE, ANKLE MOBILITY AND THE DEEP SQUAT

The deep squat is an excellent exercise to develop leg strength, joint mobility, and the skill of aligning bodyweight over the base of support relevant for running.

ARE YOUR FEET READY FOR THE DEMANDS OF A MARATHON?

As the Berlin marathon approaches, it is important to appreciate the demands such events place on the feet, and the […]

RUNNING AND THE HIGH-ARCHED SHOE-SHAPED FOOT: PROBLEM AND SOLUTION.

Learn more about the effects of a shoe-shaped foot with a high-rigid arches.