akhil-vizTriathlon runner Akhil Viz wanted to complete the 2014 Cotswold 113 in less than four hours and thirty minutes. Upon the day of the competition finally arrived, Viz found that the swimming and cycling portions presented minor obstacles in his path.

However, the third and last segment, the foot race, was a challenge. Viz had a hard time adjusting his biomechanics after riding a bicycle for an extended period of time. But 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. Any concerns or injuries, visit podiatrist Dr. James C. Ricketti, DPM of Hamilton Square. Dr. Ricketti can treat your foot and ankle needs.

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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