With many clubs getting back to training, it’s the perfect opportunity to take a moment and make sure you have the right kit before you hit the oval. Physiotherapist Darcy Sharples and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Lauren Campbell, from the Optimal Health Lab, share their tips and advice on what to look for in football boots and how to ensure you make it through the remainder of the season – injury free!
Choosing the ideal footwear for your workout varies greatly depending on the activity, frequency and competition level. When possible, it is always best to have your shoes fitted to your individual needs and activity requirements. What works for one gym goer won’t necessary work for you.
With the gyms closed, sports cancelled and rec centres shut – it’s time to move to plan B!
We are fortunate to live in a time of online classes, tutorials, fitness aps, blogs and Youtube channels. But before you start – it is key to ensure you have the right tools… from the ground up!
A netball shoe is a ‘court specific’ shoe that is designed to withstand side-to-side and stop start movements required in court sports. It is important to ensure you are wearing activity specific shoes to improve performance, minimise fatigue and the risk of injury. We help demystify the technology and design features of the netball shoe for you.
It can be hard to break the cycle. Best intentions, but busy lives. We’ve all been there. We asked Active Feet alum and podiatrist David Hudson for his best tips to help you start the new year on the right foot.