Foot care and shoe selection can make the difference between winning or finishing as Dr. Heather North explains and common foot injuries
Ready Steady Rehab is hosted by Dr. Heather North of Red Hammer Rehab
Podcast length: 12′ 04″
The care of your feet and the correct footwear for your individual needs is a critical aspect of athlete health as Dr. Heather North explains there are some simple ways to ensure your feet don’t slow you down. She talks about some of the common issues and injuries with feet, how to recognize them and treat them. Heather has some advice on foot care after exercise and competition as well as buying the right shoes for your sport. She offers some recommendations for brands and why it’s always worth spending extra for the right pair.
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Heather North holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado. She is the owner of Red Hammer Rehab in Louisville, CO that specializes in sports-related orthopedic injuries and prevention. This practice has won “Best Sports Medicine Rehab Facility” and “Best Sports Medicine Doctor” year upon year since it’s opening. Heather’s focus is on sports medicine and orthopedic manual and manipulation physical therapy. She is known for being aggressive with injuries and focusing on discovering and fixing the mechanics behind each and every injury. She believes that it is important to continue to learn the newest and most up to date techniques. Heather’s philosophy revolves around getting patients recovered quickly and teaching them to sustain a healthy state. Injuries can only be eliminated by addressing bio-mechanical causes and then aggressively treating the damage created from these issues. When not in the clinic, Heather enjoys road/trail running, mountain biking, coaching for Revolution Running (she is the group’s in-house physio), and spending time in the mountains with her husband Ewen. She regularly competes in races all over including the Pikes Peak Marathon. Heather was a college level swimmer and has even tested the waters with triathlon in her post-collegiate years as well.