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Matthew Klein, PT, DPT

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*DISCLAIMER*: For medical or physical therapy questions, please be aware that I cannot realistically treat you over the internet, so please do not expect treatment or your injury issues solved.  I will be happy to educate you on the injury and what can contribute to it, but I CANNOT diagnose or treat you.  I also cannot evaluate you over the internet, so cannot be sure what your issues or deficits are, which could potentially lead to missing something more serious.  My blog and opinions SHOULD NOT serve as a replacement for actual medical care, medical evaluations and physical therapy evaluations.  If you have an injury, please see your local running physical therapist or medical professional.

13 comments:

  1. Contact Hoka one one they might sponsor you guys

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  2. I am Dennis Rehbock - sports podiatrist from Johannesburg South Africa
    Just come across your site.
    Looks interesting
    I will be following you

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  3. Hello from NJ!Really enjoy your blog and your insight as a DPT. Hoping for a little guidance.I have a LLD of 1cm on right side, tibia, confirmed by a scanogram.In my late 40s and was experiencing Achilles issues (mainly left) side so went to two prominent sports podiatrists and still had issues after purchasing two expensive, different sets of orthotics. I ditched them and created my own heel lift made of rubberized cork and can run up to 60 miles a month but can't really ramp things up w/o some foot pains creeping in. Neither podiatrist really took a solid look at my running gate nor guided me on what shoes would be best. I guess they just relied on the orthotics being the fix. So my question is, could a DPT analyze my gate taking into account my LLD and suggest a proper training regimen and shoe? I pay a lot of $$ on top of my company insurance so I don't need referrals to see a specialist but I wasn't sure if I had to have an "injury" to rehab to see a DPT.I appreciate any guidance you could provide. Best Regards,Mel

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    1. Hey Mel.

      Since DPTs are the movement experts, I think that would be worth your time and money. If you live in NJ, I believe there is direct access to physical therapy (with some limitations in regards to number of days/months if there is an injury before you need further approval if I understand correctly). If foot orthotics have not helped, that makes me think there is a problem higher up. Since I have not evaluated you, I cannot say for certain where this is coming from, but an in person evaluation from a physical therapist with running experience would again be well worth your time in my opinion.

      Hope that helps and thanks for reading!

      -Dr. Matthew Klein, PT, DPT

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  4. Hi Dr. Klein! Thank you for your informative posts! I was wondering if you have any recommendations for running shoes for people with scoliosis. Thanks in advance!

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    1. Hey Sujini.

      I have a great deal of experience treating scoliosis. For that reason without having done a full evaluation on an individual and understanding where their curves are, what their strength and mobility is like I cannot recommend a specific shoe. There are not specific shoes for that. Find shoes that are comfortable, figure out if you need a lift in one if a leg length discrepancy is present and go from there.

      Hope that helps.

      -Dr. Matthew Klein, PT, DPT

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    2. That's very helpful! Thanks much!

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  5. Hi Matt, My favorite shoe the Brooks ST-5 has been discontinued :( Is there something similar that you have tested? Thanks! -Seemant

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    1. Hey Mr. Hokie! I totally understand being sad about the ST-5 being discontinued. That was one of my favorite shoes. The Brooks Asteria is a great evolution of that shoe. It is rare to find light stability racers. The only other similar shoes might be the Asics DS Trainer 22 or maybe the New Balance 1500v3. The Asteria is going to be the most similar though.

      Hope that helps and thanks for reading!

      -Dr. Matthew Klein, PT, DPT

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  6. Hi Matt!
    I have achilles tendonosis that is slowly affecting my periformus and sciatic nerve--both probably from compensating from an injury playing tennis. I was advised to find some tennis shoes with medial flare support to prevent my feet from rolling out. Do you have any recommedations for tennis shoes? Thank you!

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    1. Hello A.

      I do not have a great deal of experience with tennis shoes. Running and walking shoes are my specialty. If you are looking for a walking or running shoe, I would suggest taking a look at Saucony as they tend to flare their soles quite a bit.

      I also suggest you see a physical therapist or so one that can help you treat your Achilles tendinosis. If that is what you truly have, it will not heal by itself due to the chronic inflammatory nature of that disease. That can be treated but you must be diligent. Now I have to be honest that I have no idea if that is the source of your issues or a symptom. Thus I would suggest you go see an DPT orthopedic or sports Specialist (OCS or SCS) to take a look and see if they can help you with that (because I cannot treat you over the internet). Medial flare is nice, but it may not solve the issue. Tendinosis can and should be treated.

      Hope that helps.

      -Dr. Matthew Klein, PT, DPT

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