Jeffrey Conforti, D.P.M.
2 Sears Dr., Suite 201
Paramus, NJ 07652



July 07, 2014
Category: Foot Care

Akhil Viz after completing the Cotswold 113 middle distance triathlon in under four hours 30 minutesWhen he started his training a few months ago, avid triathlon runner Akhil Viz decided that he would complete this year’s Cotswold 113 in less than four hours and thirty minutes. When the day of the competition finally arrived, he found that the swimming and cycling portions presented him with only minor obstacles as he raced to meet the goal he had set for himself.

The third and last segment, the foot race, also seemed easy enough at first, although at the beginning he had a hard time adjusting his biomechanics to running after riding a bike for so long. By the time he hit the last lap, his energy was almost depleted. But Viz pushed himself to finish, and in the end he clocked in at four hours and twenty-nine minutes, just under his target time.

Runners can often improve their performances by learning more about their own biomechanics. If you have questions about the natural movements of your feet and ankles, visit podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will explain the concept of biomechanics to you and help you use that knowledge to refine your exercising techniques.

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 feel free to contact our office located in Paramus, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.

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