CUSTOM MOULDED INSOLES
- Made out of a wide range of thermo-mouldable materials to suit your body type, type and level of activity, age, lifestyle and underlying conditions.
- Moulded directly onto your feet (without the use of foot casts) and crafted in front of you, your orthotics are ready to wear at the end of your 90 minutes appointment.
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28 Mortimer Street, 2nd Floor
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020 3301 2900
WEIGHTLIFTING WITH ORTHOTICS
Heavy but easy!
It is common to hear from a personal trainer, whether you train using extra weight or solely your own bodyweight, that you must engage your core first, then master the movement before you increase its frequency or decide to lift more or heavier.
At PODO we recommend our patients to spend some time choosing their PT, Physiotherapist or Osteopath when they weightlift.
As much as bad tutoring can cause lots of damage, not having a strong foundation is the main cause of injuries when weightlifting.
When using extra weights to train, you become overweight for your feet. More support is mandatory.
The bones tell the muscles what to do, not the other way around.
The action of a muscle when moving any part of your body, depends on its attachment to a bone or a fascia. A simple way to look at it is to take the example of a muscle bridging a joint, inserted on each of the two-bones that comprise this joint. Depending on the bones (shape, position, rotation and so on) the joint will either be aligned or misaligned. As your core is either engaged or disengaged.
When a joint is misaligned, one side of it will tend to impinge and cause uneven wear and tear affecting the cartilage or the bones themselves. Also, the muscles surrounding the join will be unbalanced and a source of injury.
Agonist and antagonist. In every movement there are always at least two muscles working.
When lifting, or more simply when moving, at least two muscles will work. One muscle is ensuring the function wanted and another muscle, the antagonist, is doing the opposite function. A good and safe workout is about finding the right balance, using those muscles together to build a strong body. It starts from being aligned at a joint level, balanced even though we are not symmetrical and with an upright standing posture to engage your core and make lifting easier.
Go further with your orthotics
Orthotics are only one piece of the puzzle in helping your body work better.
Below you will find a wealth of information that has been helping patients around the world get the ‘big picture’.
The following resources (articles, videos and tutorials) do not just strive to give out the right advice, they also set the record straight on common misconceptions.