Recently I was interviewed by a reporter from active.com about running shoes. They were trying to find out if running shoes prevented injury. I was happy to talk about the evidence as there are many trends that become en vouge even when there is no evidence or they...
Part 2 Last post we saw that research has not proven barefoot running to be better in general than running with shoes. If you are used to a particular running style and it is working for you it is questionable how worthwhile a change would be. However, research does...
Part 1 You may have heard the claim that barefoot running is more natural as it promotes a front-foot strike (FFS) pattern. The idea is that shoes are a modern invention that interfere with the normal foot-strike pattern and mechanics. Is it true? With respect to the...
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If you are looking for a physical therapist that is patient, knowledgeable, and will get you back to where you want to be, there is no better place in town than Physioworks. From the beginning, Andrew Walker is an empathetic and detailed listener, which enables him to tailor his approach to each individual athlete. He works incredibly hard to make sure all of his approaches are completely evidence-based. He has even contacted research scientists to ask about therapies under study in order to find out if they would be beneficial for a specific patient. Andrew is willing to think outside...read more of the box and has had a dogged persistence to helping me heal and get back to the things I love to do. I have recommended every injured friend in Huntsville to him and will continue to do so. His practice model has made a few friends hesitant because he is “out-of-network,” but I will add to the many people who have already said that by doing my exercises at home and being seen less often, I have saved hundreds of dollars in health care costs as compared to a traditional, in-network physical therapist.read less
Andrew is an extremely valuable asset to our community thanks to his passion for not only his patients, but for staying on top of current research and techniques. I have seen him numerous times and the care I have received is second to none. Andrew is also actively involved in our local athletic community offering injury prevention advice and training tips, and you can often see him volunteering his time at athletic events. Highly recommend.
Dr. Walker, an incredibly knowledgeable and understanding physical therapist, has set the bar high when it comes to my expectations of the quality of medical care. He puts forth the effort to stay sharp by reading all of the current research publication material, and he has many quality connections for other medical services. His business model is very economical as you seem him once every month or two and are trusted to perform the exercises at home, although he is always available for advice over email. Further, he is listens attentively to your problems and does not come across as...read more condescending - even if you make errors in following his advice. He works to get the abnormality under control and then push it to strengthen as much as possible without flaring up it to eventually handle normal activities. I had a nagging hip pain, which he identified as a compressive hamstring tendonopathy from cycling and sitting for long hours on hard lecture hall seats. He addressed the problem by having my sit off of the tendon and on a cushion as much as possible and then progress to strengthening. We overcame the problem in about 2 months. I have also been seeing him about a shoulder injury, which has progressed rather non linearly for about 8 months now. This timeline hasn't been very ideal for me returning to exercise, but I am confident it is in good hands for recovery and will keep the review updated accordingly.read less