1 in 10 people will have plantar fascitis sometime in their life. But foot health isn't really something that we women think about on the day-to-day.
Ladies, we have so many shoes to keep up with. And a lot of those, you know the ones I'm talking about, the red bottoms, the heels, the stilettos. They can be really killer to your feet!
So today we're talking all about finding the right shoes for whatever you're doing, what you should be looking for, and how footwear impacts our feet, with Dr. Irene Davis
Dr. Irene Davis is a Professor in the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science in the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida. Prior to this, she was the founding Director of the Spaulding National Running Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Davis received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts, and in Physical Therapy from the University of Florida.
Her research is focused on the relationship between lower extremity structure, mechanics, and injury. Her research also extends to the development of interventions to alter faulty mechanics through gait retraining. She has been studying the use of wearable sensors in both the evaluation and treatment of injured runners. Her interests also include the effect of minimal footwear on mechanics and injury.