Different Shoes for Different Activities [Video]
Ask the Expert: Sports Medicine Video Series
About the video: Do I really need different shoes for different activities?
Listen to Summit Orthopedics’ experts share insights on athletic shoe choice to help protect you from injury during your favorite activities. Good walking shoes are not the best gym shoes or even best running shoes. Featuring sports medicine specialists, Peter Daly, MD, and Angie Voight, MD.
Meet Dr. Peter Daly
Dr. Daly’s approach:“I understand the concern of athletes to get back to their sport. And I work in combination with our therapists to get them fully active.”
Dr. Daly’s education: Dr. Daly received his undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana and continued to Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN for his medical degree. Following his residency at the Orthopedic Surgery Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, he received advanced specialization training in the Rowe Shoulder Fellowship at Harvard University, Boston, MA.
Meet Dr. Angela Voight
Dr. Voight’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.”
Dr. Voight’s education: Dr. Voight received her undergraduate degree from Bethel University in Arden Hills, Minnesota and University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota and her residency with St. John’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program connected to the University of Minnesota. Additionally, she completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of California in San Diego, California. A fellowship is the highest level of advanced professional training for physicians.
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, Plymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.
More resources for choosing the right shoe
- Watch video: How do you know when an athletic shoe is a good fit?
- Ask Sam Olson: How Do I Find The Right Running Shoe?
When Summit patient and runner Julio Salazar was treated for a progressive running injury, he quickly learned that he was choosing his running shoes for all the wrong reasons. Physical therapist Sam Olson reviews the factors to consider when choosing the right running shoe. Read more…
- Ask Dr. Scofield: Guidelines For Transitioning To A New Running Shoe
Runners swear by their shoes, and for good reason. The type of shoe a runner wears may affect performance, and can make a difference between a running career marked by victories—or by repeated injuries. Read more…
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Visit our Sports & Active Medicine section where you’ll find more articles on sports medicine and active lifestyles, our sports medicine video series, and more.
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