Our Physical Therapist Abbigail L. Fietzer has been invited to be a guest on ESPN’s “Weekend Warrior” radio show! Dr. Robert Klapper will be interviewing her as an expert in youth sports medicine injury prevention & rehabilitation! In This Episode of Weekend Warrior: Doc opens about the invisible world while he surfs. Dr. Abbigail Fietzer …
As it is with most exercises, there are many variations on these same exercises, but these two exercises can get you started. Strengthening your obliques will help you to stabilize your lumbar spine, and strengthening your low abs will help to maintain proper pelvic positioning, and therefore assist you in maintaining good posture.
Let’s take a look at two different types of feet and the type of shoe that would be a good fit accordingly. According to Stephen Paulseth, people with high arches tend to have rigid feet and are most likely supinators. A runner who fits this description would want to buy a shoe that is a good shock absorber, has a good heel counter, good forefoot to hind foot mobility, a somewhat flexible forefoot, and that is made of dual density, accommodative, cushy material. Runners who have low arches tend to be pronators. This would call for a shoe that is a motion control shoe, with a stiffer forefoot and a good heel counter. For all cases, the shoe or last should fit the foot shape. Some runners may also need orthotics to help correct any biomechanical dysfunction especially excessive pronation.