Situated in the beautiful Illawarra Region of NSW Australia, Wollongong Podiatry is owned and run by The Running Lab founder Tim Bransdon. It is headquarters for The Running Lab and location of the One on One In-Clinic Program.
Wollongong Podiatry prides itself on offering more: more assessment, more treatment options; more patient education; and ultimately more healthy, happy feet.
Wollongong Podiatry utilises technology including force platform, dual high-speed cameras and 3D scanner; along with an extensive range of treatment options such as dry needling, active release technique (ART), foot mobilisation, acupuncture, myofascial release; and most important of all, a dedication to treating the root cause of aches, pains and injury rather than just the symptoms.
Wollongong Podiatry’s philosophy is that if we move with more efficiency we will perform better in life and have less aches, pains and injuries. Performing better in life accounts for everything from sporting pursuits to kicking a ball down the park with your children.
VIVOBAREFOOT, one of two footwear companies I have found that has the same footwear philosophies as The Running Lab. They adhere to the 4 simple footwear requirements that The Running Lab and Wollongong Podiatry preach on a daily basis – Light, Flat, Flexible and the Shape of a human foot.
For more on how modern footwear destroys the natural function of our feet download the ebook “The Seven Deadly Sins of Modern Running Shoes” by The Running Lab; or read this article by The Running Lab founder Tim Bransdon, titled: “The Foot: Evolutionary Disaster or Persecuted Masterpiece?”
Lems Shoes is a small American run company that is 100% family owned. In their own words: “Lems Shoes are made with less – shoes should be flat, and fit the natural shape of the foot, allowing movement without any constraint or restriction”.
All those familiar with The Running Lab and Wollongong Podiatry’s aim of rehabilitating feet, rather than supporting and weakening them, will understand why I personally (Tim Bransdon – founder of The Running Lab) own several pairs of Lems Shoes. A quick read through the ebook “The Seven Deadly Sins of Modern Running Shoes” (free download at the bottom of page) will make you realise how rare it is for a footwear company to design and make shoes based on feet as opposed to marketing gimmicks.