Podcast 70: Achilles Solutions and Foot Cases

The Achilles and Calf: Achieve Posterior Length via Anterior Strength

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Today’s Show notes:

*Show sponsor: Lems Shoes.  www.lemsshoes.com
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1. Achilles tendons, loading, and biomechanical changes with different shoes and heel stack heights.
2. Aging adults, falls and keeping them and their gait safe.
3. Gait and speed evolution of vertebrates.
4. Blaise Dubois et al on Barefoot Running. Shod vs unshod.
5. Females, pronation, and back pain. The Framingham foot study.
6. Your feet and orienteering.
7. A case of calcaneal valgus in a youngster.
8. Structural integrity is decreased in both Achilles tendons in people with unilateral Achilles tendinopathy


The Confusion of Shoe Science (Part 1 of 5): Narrowing the Gap Between Science, Manufacturer, Retail and Consumer

This is an important series of lectures / debate.  This event occurred on December 6th, 2011 at The Running Event which we also lectured at.  The result of this series of talks, which we will post 2-5 sequentially daily here on our blog, was an underground heated dialogue between some of the speakers. 

We have come to greatly respect Blaise Dubois for his vast wealth of knowledge and his unbiased standpoint. Blaise is a physicial therapist with worldwide respect for his knowledge and experience.  Unlike some of the other speakers you will hear in the coming days, he had no vested interest other than sharing the facts and myths in this field.  This is why we have enjoyed our growing relationship with Blaise, because we too have no vested interest with any company other than the truth. 

Watch these videos and learn, and make your own conclusions.  But, if you are a runner or shoe store owner or staff, you need to watch these and open your mind and consider that what you are being told by your shoe vendors might not always be the truth.  Educate yourself, ask the hard questions of your shoe vendors and companies and make your own conclusions. 

Shawn and Ivo  ……. bringing this stuff to you so you do not have to find it on your own.