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Does changing someone's alignment result in injury?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

I was recently told by a boot fitter that he believes that everybody should have custom foot beds in their boots and grinding and punching boots to customize them is fine, however, he feels that doing the traditional plum bob type of alignment in the boots can actually lead to injury.  He feels that your body has compensated for the mis-alignment and as a boot fitter, he doesn't want to correct something that your body has already compensated for and he doesn't want to cause somebody an injury by making these adjustments.

 

Should I run away as fast as I can from this guy, or is there actually some truth to this concept? 

post #2 of 7

run

 

jim

post #3 of 7

expanding on Jims comment.....run fast

 

 sounds like he has just admitted to not knowing enough about the subject

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

That's exactly what I thought you guys would say!  Thanks!  I should trust my own instincts more!

post #5 of 7

OK,  it CAN result in injury, but if done right, and not overdoing it, and with knowledge, can product some great improvements.  

 

I think it is a bit of a scare tactict, but if your local store that does more alignment work has the tools, but maybe not the knowledge, this is a bad combo.   I'd rather see no alignment work done, then poorly done work.

 

post #6 of 7

Did you start running yet?....biggrin.gif

 

Proper alignment is actually safer for your joints.

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Yeah Bud!  I actually sprinted!!!  :D.  After talking in length to this guy, it was obvious that he didn't have a clue and shouldn't be advertising that he does custom bootfitting! 

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