How to get your clients into runners – Shoes, orthotics and psychology
As a podiatrist its important or us to keep up today with new shoes and tech on the market. Knowing what type of orthotics and the amount ion support given will depend on the shoes that they will wear.
As we all know your orthotics are only as good as the shoes you wear them in, ad the better the shoes the better the orthotics you can make.
Personally I avoid prexeibing ortohtoics for anything apart from runners I recommend. The reason being, I know im going to get better results if I can get my client in orthotics and runners.
This is easier said than done sometimes as people love to wear sandals here in Australia. It’s usually its fashion over function, and people complaint about having hot feet. Even the ones that have neuropathy that cant feel temperature.
Id always recommended going to your local sports shop and try on all of the runners there. Make some notes of what’s in stock and what shoe is going to be best for what person and what pathology. Do this every 6 months to keep up with new drops.