Your feet are made up of a complex system of bones and joints that contribute to shock absorption (when your foot hits the ground) and propulsion (when you use your foot as a lever to propel you forward). Even the smallest biomechanicalinefficiencies in this system can produce detrimental effects on performance, as well as injuries. Conversely, even small improvements in this system can have a positive effect on performance including speed, poser, and balance.
Most athletes suffer from injuries. These injuries vary from mild to severe foot and knee related injuries (such as shin splints, Achilies tendonitis, plantar faschiitis, IT bad syndrome, patellar tracking dysfunction and runners knee). Many of these issues relate to poor foot biomechanics and can be prevented and/or corrected through the use of customized orthotics and other podiatric treatments.