We complete the strength training for runners season by squeezing in one more episode. We highlight the importance of foot strength for running and everyday life with Tim Bransdon. Can we overcome plantar fasciitis, heel pain, foot pain with functional strengthening? If so, how?
We look at some practical tests you can perform at home to determine your level of:
- foot balance
- foot coordination
- functional strength,
- High level spring
- overall function
Tim also talks about the role of orthotics for runners, foot shape and pronation. Does the structure of your foot determine your level of recovery, or does strength and function play a more important role?
If your plantar fasciitis is so severe that it is painful walking, Tim talks through your first steps to recovery. He discusses the importance of establishing the correct mindset and empowering you through careful stages of rehabilitation.
Tim Bransdon is a podiatrist from Wollongong Podiatry and is also part of the Running Lab conducting StrongFeet programs for health professionals.
Learn how to practically implement strengthening exercises into your routine no matter how strong you are or what equipment you have available.
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