In this episode of the podcast I interview Trent Salkavich. Trent is a Sports Podiatrist and Director of SportsPodiatrists.com.au. He consults from Sydney Sports Medicine Centre, Balmain Sports Medicine and Sydney Sports Med Specialists. He is currently the consulting podiatrist for the Australian Defence Force Academy Barracks, Sydney Apia (formally known as the Medibank) International Tennis Tournament, NSWIS/AIS Tennis players, various AUS/NSW Institute of Sport athletes, and the Australian Wallabies 2011 World cup team.
The Running Shoe: Excellent Science or Excellent Marketing?
The shoe industry has evolved most rapidly over the previous decade and will continue to evolve as new technologies and markets are formed. We are in an era where athletes are training in barefoot running shoes and it’s not uncommon for a shoe to carry a microprocessor to play music and/or retain information for further gait evaluation post training. This article aims to unravel the hype and assist physiotherapists on advising the most appropriate footwear for their patients.
Excessive Foot Pronation: What Should We Do About It?
On a daily basis sports physiotherapists assess and diagnose in an attempt to establish contributors to injury. When assessing lower limb injuries one of the most common offenders seems to be excessive dynamic pronation. As you know this movement is required during stance phase to allow for normal patterning. Pronation is not always evil! However, where we get into trouble is when there is excessive pronation. This article will discuss the effectiveness of various external controls in preventing excessive pronation…
Prevention of Lower Limb Overuse Injuries with Orthotic Therapy
If you are a sports physiotherapist who works with endurance athletes, in particular runners, I am certain that you would have had the pleasure of treating lower limb overuse injuries (?sarcasm). As you would know, they can frequently be a challenging condition to rehabilitate due in no small part to the reluctance of the athlete to stop training. This makes the prevention of these injuries, and identification of ‘high-risk’ athletes essential.