NC BFR Friendly Podiatrists & Health Practitioners

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  1. peacekaren

    peacekaren Barefooters
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    Injuries happen. Use this thread to share info about BFR friendly (and unfriendly) health practioners in NC.
     

  2. peacekaren

    peacekaren Barefooters
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    (reposted from Health,

    (reposted from Health, Nutrition, Injuries & Medical Conditions forum -- with update and link added)

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    I contacted nearly a dozen podiatrists in my area with the following message by e-mail or phone:

    "I'm looking for a foot specialist to diagnose and treat a recent running injury. I am a barefoot runner and have been running barefoot for over a year. Ideally, I'd like to find a specialist who is familiar with both the benefits and risks of barefoot running and is supportive of patients making that choice. I'd settle for a specialist who will at least accept that I am determined to return to barefoot running and has something to offer other than just, "put on supportive shoes."

    Would you be a good match for my needs?"

    Most all of them replied, no. Two offices replied, yes, they would see me. One doctor replied, "Barefoot running! My favorite topic! I would be certainly happy to assist you in diagnosing your foot injury; barefoot running is really a test of your personal biomechanics and how it interacts with the ground. Give me a call to set up an appointment!"

    Guess which one I'm going to see next week.

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    I went to see Dr. Armstrong today. He's in Brier Creek in Raleigh.

    http://www.armstrongpodnsportshealth.com

    He was great -- very open to the idea of BFR with an understanding of the benefits and risks. He has a few other patients who are also BF runners.

    He recommened a sports massage therapist to help with my TOFP which he thinks is related to very tight calf muscles. I'll let you know how the massage therapist works out for me.

    Peace,

    Karen
     

  3. Barefoot TJ

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    That's a wonderful idea,

    That's a wonderful idea, Karen. If we can find the time, we should incorporate a directory listing of all known BF/MR-friendly doctors for the BRS.
     
  4. That's great that you found

    That's great that you found someone so open to barefoot running. Good luck with getting your TOFP undercontrol.
     
  5. jimfootbare

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    Barefoot friendly podiatrist- I have seen him a time or two to remove glass from my front heel.
    Kevin S. Molan DPM
     
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  6. Barefoot TJ

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    Jim, please add this doctor's contact info here: Barefoot-Friendly Doctors & Specialists Map

    Thanks!
     
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