Choosing the Right Running Shoe [Video]
Ask the Expert: Running Video Series
About the video: How do I choose the right running shoe?
If you’re wondering if your running shoe is helping or hurting you, listen to Summit Orthopedics’ experts share some tips to finding the right shoe for you. Featuring sports medicine physicians and avid runners, Angela Voight, MD, and Kirk Scofield, MD.
Meet Angela Voight, M.D.
Angela’s approach: “My goal is to help people return to the activities they love as quickly and safely as possible. I want patients to feel like they are well cared for, that their concerns are heard, and that we work together to find the best treatment plan.”
Angela’s education and special interests: Dr. Voight studied at both Bethel University and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN for her undergraduate degree work, and she continued at the University of Minnesota to complete her medical schooling and residency training. After her residency at St. John’s Hospital as part of their Family Medicine Residency Program, she participated in a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of California in San Diego, CA. Dr. Voight is also a running enthusiast and has participated in and provided medical care for several marathons.
Meet Kirk Scofield, M.D.
Kirk’s education and special interests: Dr. Scofield studied at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, WA for his undergraduate degree, and later he completed his medical schooling at the University of Washington School of Medicine, also located in Seattle. After his residency at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, CO, he completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Scofield is also a an avid marathon runner and triathlete, with finishes at events including the Boston Marathon, Birkie, and Ironman.
Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive sports medicine expertise
From Olympians to pro athletes to kids in youth sports and those that just want to be more active—Summit Orthopedics delivers expert care by fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians. If you are recently injured or concerned about ongoing pain, Summit Orthopedics sports medicine specialists have the expertise to evaluate your discomfort and develop a plan to quickly and safely help you get back to being active.
Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, Plymouth, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as several additional community clinics.
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