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Are Your CrossFit Patients Wearing Proper Weightlifting Shoes?

Saleena Niehaus DPM | 8,337 reads | 1 comments | 06/09/2015

CrossFit is a fitness phenomenon that has taken the athletic community by storm. It is a regimen of constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensities within a communal environment.1 CrossFit incorporates a variety of exercises into daily workout routines. These exercises include biking, swimming, rowing, gymnastics and plyometrics to name a few. 

Modifying Shoes And Orthoses For Severe Lateral Ankle Instability

Larry Huppin DPM | 5,795 reads | 0 comments | 09/26/2014

These pictures show the feet, shoe and orthoses of a longtime patient of mine. He is a 77-year-old who has severe bilateral cavus feet.

Why Minimalist Shoes Do Not Create Injuries

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS | 9,618 reads | 16 comments | 05/16/2014

The lawsuit against Vibram USA was for making false claims about its footwear product FiveFingers. The website touted many benefits. In particular, Vibram USA claimed your foot can become stronger by wearing FiveFingers. In my opinion, this is a true statement although it was not scientifically proven at the time the claims were made.

Before Treating Their Feet, Try Walking In Their Shoes

Lynn Homisak PRT | 3,460 reads | 0 comments | 10/17/2013

Don’t your patients deserve an excellent treatment experience? Here are a few examples of providing an optimal environment for patients from the first moment they contact the office.

On the phone. A unique thing happened to me the other day when I called a doctor’s office to make an appointment. I was a potential new patient; that should make me pretty special to them, don’t you think? “I’m sorry,” said the receptionist, “Dr. Mightierthanthou cannot see you until December 30th.”

Are Minimalist Running Shoes Really To Blame When It Comes To Running Injuries?

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS | 6,089 reads | 1 comments | 08/01/2013

Have we forgotten about pronation? With all the hype surrounding minimalist shoes, the concern has shifted from controlling motion to simply avoiding minimalist shoes. This has happened not because minimalist shoes don't control motion but plain and simple because they allegedly cause injury.

Point-Counterpoint: Minimalist Running Shoes: A Significant Advance Or Injuries Waiting To Happen?

Nicholas A. Campitelli, DPM, FACFAS, and Kevin A. Kirby, DPM | 24,233 reads | 0 comments | 08/21/2013
Significant advance. Noting a lack of evidence support for traditional running shoes with elevated cushioned heels, this author says the wider toe box of minimalist shoes and a gradual transition of running form can be beneficial for runners.

By Nicholas A. Campitelli, DPM, FACFAS

Where Orthotic Solutions Come Into Play For Women’s Shoes

Guest Clinical Editor: Alona Kashanian, DPM | 11,456 reads | 0 comments | 01/24/2013

Our expert panelists discuss the role of orthotics, orthotic modifications and other conservative solutions for pregnant women, female athletes and CEOs in dress shoes.

Can Minimalist Shoes Be Beneficial For Osteoarthritis-Related Knee Pain?

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS | 17,315 reads | 21 comments | 04/19/2013

A new study accepted for publication in Arthritis & Rheumatism says patients walking barefoot or wearing minimalist shoes have reported a reduction in knee adduction as well as reduced pain.1 This article is greatly needed in the world of orthopedics where the majority of orthopedists are still prescribing foot orthotics to treat many of the lower extremity injuries that do not warrant surgery.

When Patients Ask About Barefoot Running And Minimalist Shoes

Moderator: Jenny Sanders, DPM Panelists: Richard Blake, DPM, Bill Johncock, DPM, Kevin Kirby, DPM, Doug Richie Jr., DPM, FACFAS, and Nicholas Romansky, DPM, FACFAS | 36,192 reads | 3 comments | 04/19/2013

Chances are that you have had a patient or two ask for your opinion on barefoot running or minimalist shoes. Accordingly, these panelists share their perspectives on the recent surge of interest in these topics, review pertinent keys to patient assessment and discuss common injuries they have seen.

Athletic Footwear For Children

By Russell G. Volpe, DPM | 23,183 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/2005

   Although the summer will soon be winding down, the activities of children dictate year-round use of athletic footwear. When assessing and treating pediatric patients, and answering the questions of their parents, clinicians often face the challenge of evaluating and recommending features in a good pediatric athletic shoe.    Certainly, using orthoses can help encourage normal development of the foot.