Spring Marathon Season Is In Full Swing: How to Stay Safe

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Arizona Orthotics, the premier destination for the best custom foot orthotic, provides tips and advice on how to keep the body safe and healthy now that spring marathon season has arrived.

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“The way in which the body handles the shock wave of force every time the foot hits the ground will always be an issue.” -Dr. Doperak.

Spring marathon season is a highly anticipated time of year that running enthusiasts itch for. According to Arizona Orthotics Clinic Director, Dr. David J. Doperak, “It is also the time of year when we see a lot of unnecessary foot, ankle, knee, hip and back injuries.”

During a 26.2 mile run the feet strike the ground approximately 37,500 times, at a force of 3 to 4 times body weight. Poor shock absorption is the most common cause of injury, and every practical discussion about running touches on the need to reduce shock in order to avoid injury and improve performance.

Even after performance technique is mastered, one constant remains – gravity. If gravity ceased to exist so would the principle of ground reactive force (GRF). “The way in which the body handles the shock wave of force every time the foot hits the ground will always be an issue,” explained Dr. Doperak. “We are excited to offer advice and solutions for a simple and effective way to combat GRF to help runners reduce their risk of injury.”

Optimal pronation and supination allow the feet to absorb the overwhelming shock of body weight from gravity. Proper absorption is entirely dependent upon the posture of each foot. An arch that is unsupported specific to individual needs results in a negative wear-and-tear that is magnified while running.

Arizona Orthotics offers the only made-from-scratch custom foot orthotic designed to support an individual’s corrected arch-up foot posture and precisely calibrated to match body weight, foot flexibility, and activity level – the Gold Standard of custom foot orthotic design.

Precision calibration is how inefficiency is transformed into advantage. When the shock wave of force is absorbed during pronation, the absorbed energy is then utilized for propulsion onto the next step. Calibration takes an otherwise ordinary rigid plastic shell and turns it into the biomechanical advantage able to optimize pronation and supination specific to the unique support requirements of the individual.

Considering all the one-size-fits-all products on the market, the advantage of precision calibration is clear. Calibrated to match body weight, foot flexibility, and activity level is how Arizona Orthotics delivers the advantage runners have always dreamed of.

Reduce the risk for injury with a truly custom calibrated foot orthotic, then get out there and scratch that itch!

About Arizona Orthotics
Arizona Orthotics is the premier destination for the best custom foot orthotic money can buy. Made from scratch and precisely calibrated to 1) body weight, 2) foot flexibility, 3) activity level. Welcome to the next generation of custom foot orthotics!

About Dr. David J. Doperak
Dr. David J. Doperak BS DC NSCA-CPT is an Arizona licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with a post-graduate certification in spine remodeling. Dr. Doperak earned his second post-graduate certification from Sole Supports™ after developing a passion for foot biomechanics and mechanical engineering. Sole Supports™ is the brainchild of world-renowned Edward Glaser, DPM who served in private practice for 13 years before earning a substantial national and international reputation for re-visioning and re-engineering the ideal way to correct poor biomechanics in the foot and lower extremity.

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