By Konrad Barnes An introspective look into what heel spurs are, what causes them, how they affect you and how you can deal with them. Pain in the heel area of the foot? Is the pain localized to when you wake up in the mornings or after you’ve completed your daily five mile run? Does […]
Should You Use Heel Cups or Shoe Inserts for Heel Pain?
By Konrad Barnes Can orthotic devices help treat chronic heel pain?Orthotics have, over the last decade or so, become far more common amongst our running community. I see more and more people using some sort of orthotic device as part of their daily or weekly training schedule. I see them at running clubs, in gym […]
Do Hard or Soft Orthotics Help With Plantar Fasciitis?
By Konrad Barnes Before we dive into this conversation I think it would be best if we just have a recap on what exactly orthotics are, what they do and how they could potentially help people with plantar fasciitis.Orthotics – A RecapOrthotics and Plantar FasciitisWhat Type of Orthotic Works Best for People Suffering from Plantar […]
Does Shockwave Therapy Help Treat Plantar Fasciitis?
By Konrad Barnes An overview on the efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave therapy as a treatment modality for chronic plantar fasciitis. I have spent close to 10 years in this industry. A world hyper focused on performance, optimization and chasing perfection. But all of the high performance comes at a price and as a rehabilitation specialist and […]
How Effective is Barefoot Running?
By Konrad Barnes Don’t be caught flatfooted! Step up your training with barefoot running! I am willing to bet money that you’ve seen THAT GUY OR GIRL in the gym before. You know, the one with the scuba diving shoes that look like feet? And now I know we’ve all taken a moment to try […]
How to Fix Pronating or Supinating Feet
By Konrad Barnes If you’ve made this far in our series, I just want to congratulate you because you have made it to the good part. I think we made it quite clear in our previous articles, either your feet are prone in orientation, supine or overpronated. Yes, you do get those individuals that technically, […]
What is Overpronation? Understanding Your Feet
By Konrad Barnes In the first part of this article series we covered, wait what? You haven’t read our first installment of this series? Come on guys and girls, what’s up with that? Okay, okay we’ll wait for you guys to go get caught up. Done? Good. As we were saying, in the previous installment […]
What is Supination?
By Konrad Barnes As runners we’re almost obsessive about improvement. Improving our diets, improving our training, improving our gear and even improving our mindsets. This is all based on the need to be better, to get the edge over competition. Now there is merit to this madness, as nine out of ten of us are […]
Meniscal Injuries: Rehab and Recovery
By Konrad Barnes Meniscus injuries tend to be complicated regardless of the mechanism of injury. A meniscus tear can be one of 4 or 5 different shapes and level of severity. This complexity makes it difficult for therapists to accurately confirm, diagnose and treat. And that’s why we are going to simplify the process for […]
Meniscal Injuries: What to Expect Before and After Surgery
By Konrad Barnes Meniscal injuries can happen at any time and quite frankly, they can happen to anyone. There is a slight misconception that only athletes and active people are at risk for major knee injuries. This is unequivocally not true, as anyone is at risk to meniscus injuries regardless of their level of activity. […]