Orthotics are not Just about the Feet Anymore!

What is an orthotic? These are special shoe inserts that are used to treat foot conditions. They have been used for years to treat foot pain and improve comfort levels. People feel discomfort when they are suffering from pain in different parts of their bodies. A considerable amount of the population today is suffering from… Read More

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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

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

What is the Impact of Military Type Footwear & Load Carrying Workload on Postural Stability?

Research Paper Title Impact of military type footwear and load carrying workload on postural stability. Background Postural stability has been shown to be impacted by footwear and task performed. This study analysed the impact of two military footwear, standard boot (STB) and minimalist boot (MTB) on postural stability, before (PRE) and after (POST) a load… Read More

4 Handy Tips to Avoid Injuries While Exercising

Being physically active is one of the best things you can do for your body. And one sure way to do so is by exercising. While we advocate for engaging in physical activity to keep in shape, we can not overlook the risks involved if you go about it the wrong way. Many fitness enthusiasts… Read More

Start Running Right with These Tips

One of the most common questions from those considering running and those new to running is “what tips do you have for those just getting started?” I have been running since 1990 when I started training to join the British Army, although the Army showed me how much I had to learn! Although the Army… Read More

Easy Precautions to take to Prevent Suffering Needless Sporting Injuries

Sporting injuries can have a huge consequence on not just a person’s sporting and physical ventures, but also their professional life as well. The most worrying thing about injuries acquired through playing sports is that they can happen at any given time to any person – such is the nature of ‘freak injuries.’ Something can… Read More