Quick March: What is the Effect of Footwear on Ground Reaction Force?

Research Paper Title The Effects of British Army Footwear on Ground Reaction Force and Temporal Parameters of British Army Foot Drill. Background High rates of occupational training-related lower-limb musculoskeletal (MSK) overuse injuries are reported for British Army recruits during basic training. Foot drill is a repetitive impact loading occupational activity and involves striking the ground… Read More

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Can Wearing Shoes Weaken Our Ankle Bones?

Your shoes are changing your feet. The ankles of people who habitually wear shoes are different to those of people who tend to walk barefoot (Sorrentino et al., 2019). In many industrial societies, people tend to wear shoes from a young age. However, many people around the world often go barefoot, or wear only very… Read More

10 Flat Feet Solutions for Military Training

Military fitness is a demanding practice for the whole body, but as your feet are at the very root of your entire being, it is often this region which absorbs the highest impact. For this reason, the fallen arches of flat feet can quickly turn into a training nightmare, due to the lack of support… Read More

5 Tips to Care for Your Feet During a Boot Camp

Introduction Boot camp trainings can last for hours that may involve a variety of demanding exercises to help build strength, fitness, and endurance. However, doing intense workouts your body isn’t used to can take an enormous toll on your body, especially your legs and feet. Start Slow One of the most intense and physically demanding… Read More

Road Running vs Treadmill Running

“RUNNING BATTLE Runners have long debated the difference between training on a treadmill and training on solid ground. “Belt turnover” is commonly cited as a factor that helps to move your foot backwards and there by makes running on a treadmill easier than running on the road. At constant velocity, is this a real effect? If so, wouldn’t… Read More

Military Boots: Cushioning, Comfort & Ground Reaction Force

Research Paper Title Shock attenuation characteristics of three different military boots during gait. Background Musculoskeletal injuries are related to the cushioning properties of boots in military populations. This study aimed to compare ground reaction force (GRF) and subjective perceived comfort from two different military boots supplied by the Brazilian Army with a commercial boot. Methods… Read More

A Systematic Review of Diagnostic & Treatment Strategies for Plantar Fasciitis

Research Paper Title Plantar fasciitis in athletes: diagnostic and treatment strategies. A systematic review. Background Plantar fasciitis is reported in different sports mainly in running and soccer athletes. Purpose of this study is to conduct a systematic review of published literature concerning the diagnosis and treatment of PF in both recreational and élite athletes. The… Read More