Tag Archives: biomechanics

Sandals vs. orthotics

During the early 1980s, I illustrated a book on running biomechanics that was authored by Dr. John Durkin (deceased) and famed running coach Joe Newton of York high school (also deceased). Durkin was a podiatrist to some world-class athletes including … Continue reading

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Running Shoes and Souls: A We Run and Ride video special on biomechanics, orthotics and healthy running

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SBR Coaching and Rocket Bicycle Studio: multifaceted approach to multisport success

Laufenberg has a passion for helping athletes get the most out of themselves as well as their bikes. She is trained in sports performance, muscle balance, posture and gait assessment, muscular injury and rehabilitation, athletic coaching, and nutritional education. That means no stone goes unturned when preparing her athletes for participation and competition in multisport events. Continue reading

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Thinking on your bare feet

Of course we know there is a whole movement toward barefoot running, about which some of us are completely convinced and others, completely equivocal. One has reason to ruminate on such subjects while walking barefoot with the dog on on … Continue reading

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Runners and cyclists can all benefit from a visit to a pedorthist

PEDORTHIST.   A pedorthist is a foot care specialist, trained specifically in gait analysis, shoe fitting, foot orthoses, custom shoes, wound care and lab fabrication.  –From the Foot Mechanics website The Injury Cycle Injuries to the foot, knee, leg or hip … Continue reading

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How to know when you need a running or riding tuneup

So you’re a runner. Or a rider. One requires little equipment. The other quite a bit of equipment. So the concept of a tuneup should vary quite a bit between runners and cyclists right? Well, yes and no. Your body … Continue reading

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