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  1. Dr T

    Thanks for the mention Coach and yeah, this article really changed the way I think about foot problems from a biomechanical standpoint. Based on this article and some others I’ve completely changed my view on orthotics. My approach piggy packs on many of your training techniques and I put my patients (athletes & non-athletes) through a rehab and strengthening program to help them with fallen arches, plantar fasciitis, Achilles’ tendonitis and tendonosis. Strengthening the intrinsic muscles of the foot and the supportive muscles of the arch (many of which are in your lower leg) is key to overcoming these problems. Now, I will only recommend orthotics for a patient that refuses to dedicate the time to strengthen and rehab their arch and their muscle strength. For them, sure I’ll sell them a pair of expensive orthotics. For the others, a little bit of their time and a little bit of the right training and running pain can be a thing of the past…

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