In episode 177 of The Physical Performance Show I share a conversation with Ian Griffiths Sports Podiatrist: Foot Orthoses – facts and fiction in this expert edition.
On this Expert Edition we take a deep dive into all things Foot orthosis or Orthotics. When it comes to foot orthosis it seems that everyone has an opinion, some people believe that everyone needs orthotics, others believe that no one needs orthotics. Some say that orthotics or orthosis weaken the foot, many maintained that orthosis re-align or reposition the skeleton and others believe that once you’ve got foot orthosis you have them for life. These are just some of the myths that we tackle and Ian Griffiths provides accurate information on this episode. We discuss the history of and definition of and mechanisms by which foot orthosis are known to have an effect. Ian shares an intriguing concept around foot orthosis as medication and Ian lays down a fun physical challenge.
Ian Griffiths is a foot, ankle and lower limb specialist. Ian is the Head of Podiatry at the prestigious pure Sports Medicine Practice in London. In addition Ian provides Sports Physiotherapy services to the PGA European tour, England Rugby Sevens, Surrey County Cricket Club and numerous football clubs and has provided services at the 2012 London Olympic games. Ian maintains an active interest in research having published work in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, The Journal of Foot and Ankle Research and The Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Ian also is a manuscript reviewer of the Civil Sport Injury in Physical Therapy Journals and Ian speaks internationally on all things Sports Podiatry. Furthermore Ian was awarded Fellowships for both the College of Podiatry in Podiatric Medicine and also the Faculty of Podiatry Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.
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