Functional Foot Medicine has become a thought process championed by biomechanics experts and quickly being integrated into practices of astute doctors. The concept of connectivity with the foot and body is nothing new. Everyone has heard the song with the phrase the foot bone’s connected to the leg bone… The new dialogue concerns integrating motor patterns with optimizing foot function thought strengthening intrinsic exercises, core stability, flexibility programs and orthopedic supports and splints when needed. I have developed a splint with OS1st for arthritis in the big toe (the most common arthritis in the foot) called the Turf Toe Bracing Sleeve (TT3). This is just one of the many examples of using functional devices to help with activities of daily living and sport activities. EPAT Therapy is another example of Functional Foot Medicine Shockwave Therapy For Foot And Ankle Pain.
There is a great amount of information available on intrinsic exercises but the bible of these is by Jay Dicharry called “Running Rewired: Reinvent Your Run for Stability, Strength, and Speed,” “Run Like an Athlete: Unlocking Your Potential for Health, Speed and Injury Prevention” and “Anatomy for Runners.” Stay tune for more videos and posts on this topic. Schedule Appointment