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If the shoe fits, performance improves! That is the message our guest this week is so passionate about sharing. Dr. Bob Weil is a sports Podiatrist & host of “The Sports Doctor”,, a live weekly hour show featuring guests from all aspects of sports medicine, fitness & Wellness.

Highlights from the Podcast:

  • How does the way a shoe fits improve performance?
  • What three things does Dr. Bob recommend when it comes to shoes?
    • Chose the shoe that is designed for the sport.
    • Be fitted properly.
    • If there are constant concerns, consult a podiatrist.
  • What role does genetics play in foot problems?
  • If kids need over-the-counter drugs to participate in sports, maybe we should re-evaluate the situation.
  • What are the two best exercises to strengthen feet?
  • How do you know when a child rally wants to play only one sport?
  • Dr. Bob shares a checklist of things to look for with problems stemming from foot problems
Dr. Bob has treated & worked with some of the world’s great athletes in all sports at all ages. He was recently inducted into the prestigious National Fitness Hall of Fame & has Co-authored “#HeySportsParents – A Guide for any Parent with a Child in Sports”.

Resources mentioned:

  • Every Moment Matters, book by John O’Sullivan Link
  • Dr. Bob’s Radio Show Link
  • #heysportsparents, book by Dr. Bob Well Link


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