podiatry

Radial Shockwave Therapy and Achilles Tendonitis

Podiatrist, foot and ankle specialist Benn Boshell offers Radial Shockwave Therapy here at Balance Performance for a range of conditions – see them below – including chronic achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis. Benn has put some information together about this treatment and the technology: What is Radial Shockwave Therapy? Radial shockwave therapy is a new […]

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Born to Run and Why We Run reviewed: ultradistance Spartathlon and virtually barefooted super athletes

Barefoot Running is controversial. I’ve heard it said of barefoot running that “it’s unnatural!”, some in the running press, amongst physios and sports therapists feel that its a recipe for sports injuries, particularly around the ankle and achilles tendon. On the other hand proponents feel barefoot running reduces risks of chronic injuries, increases running efficiency […]

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Barefoot Running and Natural Movement workshop at Balance Performance Clapham

Running Engineer, Naeem Akram & Fitness Explorer, Darryl Edwards host barefoot running and natural MOVEment workshop at Balance Performance. WHEN: 7.00-9.00pm, Tuesday 20th March 2012. WHERE: 113 Gauden Road, Clapham, London, SW4 6LE TO BOOK: visit http://balancephysiobarefootrunning.eventbrite.co.uk or contact Scott Morris on 020 7627 2308 / scott@balancephysio.com Many people are drawn to running as it […]

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Running Clinic page now up on Main Site

Balance Performance #Running Clinic info: http://bit.ly/cp1Oe5 our expertise goes beyond high quality rehab and the Alter-G, we do PBs too! We have long catered for runners – from novice marathoners to elite and professional runners – but we have refocussed some of our existing services and changed the structure some to better cater for a […]

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Shoes may have changed how we run – piece from BBC Science journo

BBC Science Reporter Victoria Gill’s article is linked to below: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8483401.stm It describes research that came to the obvious conclusion that if you give a human the chance to take the path of least resistance they will take it, even if the consequences are a down turn in long term efficiency. Well thats my interpretation, […]

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Ski Boot orthotic service

Mick Habgood has written a piece on his approach to what is the specialist area of ski boot fitting and orthotics suitable for ski boots. Mick is also at the Earls Court Olympia ski show next week to update his knowledge on this seasons boots. BALANCE’ing Ski Boot Pain and Ski Performance: http://tinyurl.com/ski-orthotics

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Running shoes – its bad news!

Running shoes get a thumbs down from various critics (taken a little of context to be fair). Mick Habgood, podiatrist, and running orthotic specialist offers an alternative view in response: This is the original article published in the Daily Mail: http://tinyurl.com/cerpyu Here is the alternate view from Mick: Companies like those mentioned seem to create […]

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Frustration of injuries and podiatry

I read this blog yesterday whilst searching to see who else was talking about the G-trainer and marathon training. I came across this Addicted to Running Blog: One pointless podiatrist appointment then another more fruitful one! If you’ve been reading this blog for some time you’ll know that I’ve been wearing custom made orthotics for […]

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