As temperatures rise, many people will take their fitness to the great outdoors. Whether you are training for a summer marathon or simply trying to improve overall fitness, the shoes you wear do play a pivotal role in your comfort and safety.
Many people go for a walk or run without giving their footwear much thought. They simply believe that as long as they have some sort of “active footwear,” they will be fine. This may be true of short distances or infrequent workouts, but if you plan on running or walking with any sort of frequency or distance, you will want to make sure that you are wearing the correct footwear.
There is a seemingly unlimited number of choices when it comes to brands of running shoes, and each brand typically offers anywhere from five to 20 different models. For shoppers, this can be very confusing. “How much cushioning do I need? What is the difference between a supportive and neutral shoe? The most expensive pair must be the best, right?” The most important question should be, “Which shoe is the best for MY feet?” The answer should come from someone who is trained in anatomy, physiology and running/walking kinematics.
Our physical therapists are experts in all of these subjects as well as custom orthotic fabrication. They are happy to assist you in finding a shoe with proper amount of support and cushioning, based on your physical makeup and the way you run or walk. A movement/running analysis will help our therapists determine the right shoe for you.
If you’ve never been through a movement screen/running analysis, it may shock you to find how the right shoes can make a significant difference in comfort and running efficiency.
Give us a call today at (402) 682-4210 to schedule your running analysis/movement screen. Let us help you find the right shoes before you begin your next training cycle or fitness goals!