TOFP looking for a doctor that supports BFR

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  1. rowesandi

    rowesandi Barefooters
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    Training for an ultra team running Reach The Beach in 2 weeks, and for November: my 6th NYC marathon and my 1st knickerbocker 60k. Been running in VFF and barefoot for a year. Currently up to 20 miles in VFF and am experiencing my first bout with TOFP. I think I want to get an X-Ray just to rule out anything serious as my training miles peak.

    Can anyone recommend an ortho or pod in NYC who supports barefoot running? Midtown Manhattan is the preferred location.

    Sandi
     
  2. Barefoot TJ

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    I checked the Map of

    I checked the Map of Barefoot-Friendly Doctors & Specialists, and the closest I am finding in in New York, New York. If you learn of a Barefoot-Friendly doctor or specialist, please add them to the map at http://www.barefootrunners.org/forum-topic/barefoot-friendly-podiatrists-map

    Here's the info I found on the map:
    Dr. Emily Splichal​
    Last Updated by Jen on Aug 12
    Certifications: NASM – Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM – Performance Enhancement Specialist, NSCA – Certified Personal Trainer



    Evidence Based Fitness Academy

    www.blog.evidencebasedfitnessacademy.com

    "Founded by Dr Emily Splichal (who is not only a Podiatrist but also holds a Master's in Human Movement), EBFA builds its foundational coursework around fitness professionals appreciating proper foot & ankle function, assessment and corrective exercise techniques."



    Contact Info:

    www.lucilleroberts.com/blog/?page_id=122
     
  3. Barefoot TJ

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    About the TOFP, could your

    About the TOFP, could your strap on the VFFs be too tight? Maybe your feet are swelling after running for a little while, which puts extra stress on the forefoot, especially when you have shoes on.
     
  4. Lalit Bhatia

    Lalit Bhatia Barefooters
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    Hi Rowesandi, I'm new to this group and i just came across this thread. I've been experiencing a lot TOFP in my VFFs and the simeple suggestion by Barefoot TJ - to loosen the strap -has worked wonders. The pain is down by about 70%. Seems like common sense now and i feel totally stupid not trying it earlier :). I suppose thats what these forums are for. Hope ure feeling better.

    tahanks barefoot TJ
     

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