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zola-budd2Triathlon runner Akhil Viz had a personal goal of completing this year’s Cotswold 113 in less than four hours and thirty minutes. After training for months, the day of the competition finally arrived, Viz found only minor obstacles swimming and cycling portions presented him with only minor obstacles.

However, the final segment, the foot race, posed a challenge for Viz. Viz had a hard time adjusting his biomechanics to running after riding a bike for so long. Viz’s energy was almost depleted by the last lap. However, Viz pushed himself to finish, and in the end he clocked in at four hours and twenty-nine minutes, one minute below his goal time.

Biomechanics are what makes up the body. If you suffered an injury to your foot or ankle, or just need a checkup, visit podiatrist Dr. Mark Landry of Kansas. Dr. Landry can treat your podiatric needs.

Biomechanics in Podiatry

Podiatric biomechanics is a particular sector of specialty podiatry with licensed practitioners who are trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and lower leg. Biomechanics deals with the forces that act against the body causing an interference with the biological structure and focuses on the movement of the ankle, the foot and the forces that interact with them.

A History of Biomechanics

– Biomechanics dates back to the BC era in Egypt where evidence of professional foot care has been recorded.
– In 1974 biomechanics gained a higher profile from the studies of Merton Root, who claimed that by changing or controlling the forces between the ankle and the foot, corrections or conditions could be implemented to gain strength and coordination to the area.

Modern technology improvements are based on past theories and therapeutic processes providing a better understanding of podiatry concepts for biomechanics. Computers provide accurate determinations about the forces, moments and patterns of the foot and lower legs.

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If you have any questions, please contact our office in Overland Park, KS. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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