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How to Pick a Good Athletic Shoe

Follow this video for easy tips on picking  a good athletic shoe..

When buying an athletic shoe and comparing different ones it is always good to do the three point test that I described in the video.
(1)            Make sure the shoe bends at the ball of your foot not the middle of where your arch is located.
(2)            Careful that you can’t twist the shoe  like you are “wringing out a towel”
(3)            Lastly, pinch the heel of the shoe at the point where the sole ends and the fabric begins.
Another thing to always do is get your foot measured.  Especially as we age changes in our forefoot cause increased need for space in the front of the shoe. If you wear orthotics, heel lifts or any type of insert, you may use in the shoe.  Make sure you bring them in to check the fit.   If you are located in the Wyckoff/Ridgewood, NJ area we recommend New Balance of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ and The Ridgewood Running Company in Ridgewood, NJ.  Both places typically take a little extra time to ensure the best fit for their clients.

Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann is a premier physical therapist based out of Bergen County, New Jersey. He holds an MS in physical therapy from the University of Miami, is credentialed in the world-renowned McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), and holds an OCS (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist) certification. As of 2018, there are approximately 14,000 ABPTS certified specialists in the nation and less than 400 of them are located in the state of New Jersey. Tom is the owner and director of Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Paramus. He opened the clinic, which specializes in spine and sports injury prevention, in 2004 after many years of experience in the field. Tom’s caring interest in others and his strong belief in continuity of care, combined with his clinic’s ability to find solutions for the most difficult orthopedic problems, have earned Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation its excellent reputation with patients and medical professionals in northeastern New Jersey and beyond. A true “family man,” Tom takes pride in his clinic’s warm and welcoming environment.
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