• We strive for 100% patient satisfaction.
  • Our clinics are spacious.
  • We offer on-site Aquatic Therapy.
  • We use the latest techniques and technologies.
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What Shoe Is Right For You?

Running ShoeWhat shoe is best for you? The short answer is it depends. It depends on a lot of factors, including foot type, joint mobility, strength and posture. There is not one shoe type or brand on the market that works for everyones foot. Lets talk about some general differences of shoes on the market.

Shoe Type is differentiated by levels of stiffness. Construction of shoe determines stiffness.

Rules for shoe recommendation:

  • Always try on the shoe in-store before purchasing
  • Comfort of a shoe should be a strong consideration. Although certain shoes take some time to break in, you should never walk out of the store with a shoe that is uncomfortable in hopes that is will get better
  • Shoe type selection based on static arch height does not work. This is because our foot position is dynamic and is constantly changing when we walk or stand or participate in our activities.
  • If your having difficulty making a selection, seek out professional help from your local physical therapist and get an evaluation to determine which shoe would best fit your foot type.

About the Author - Alberto

Alberto Pesqueira started his journey to become physical therapist at UCSD were he received a Bachelors of Science degree in biology. He continued his education by attending the University of St. Augustine where he graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Alberto demonstrates his passion for helping people achieve long-term functional goals by gaining knowledge through continuing education in orthopedic manual therapy and evidence-based practice in both the physical therapy and fitness industries. Alberto enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds to achieve their functional goals through hands on therapy and appropriately selected exercises and appropriate life modifications. Alberto specializes in all orthopedic diagnoses with a focus on shoulder pain, low back pain and knee pain. With collegiate golf experience, and his certification through the Titleist Performance Institute, Alberto's focus is also on golf specific injuries, injury prevention and performance enhancement to keep the competitive or weekend warrior on the course. Alberto is currently the Director of our Golf Program at ProActive Physical Therapy.

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