Kintec Presents a 2-part Webinar Series on

Footwear Technology

Dr. Michael Ryan, PhD, C. Ped (C)
Certified Pedorthist, Director Research and Development Kintec Group,
Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology Dept, Simon Fraser University

Part 1: The Proving Ground – The Science Behind Nike’s React Infinity Run

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Part 2: Therapeutic Applications of Footwear
Footwear has long been a tool to provide either comfort or performance to daily activities. Some more technical categories of shoe, such as specialty run, have gone further by proposing they can prevent injury.  But can footwear act as therapy in itself? We believe it can.  Much in the way that contemporary footwear designs are reducing injury rates by reducing tissue load, functional shoe innovations can provide specific and sometimes immediate relief to conditions such as plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, knee osteoarthritis, and more.

This webinar dives deeper in selected functional elements of footwear and how these components that are ostensibly used to improve comfort or performance can also provide a significant therapeutic benefit.

Wednesday, August 12
5:00 – 5:45 Online Presentation
5:45 – 6:00pm Question Period

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Past CME Webinars

Footwear Technology (Summer 2020)

Footwear has long been considered an important component to preventing injuries in runners. For nearly every risk factor for injury there has been a corresponding footwear design to mitigate that risk. Over-pronation, impact loads, and heel strike pattern have each been addressed through the introduction of stabilizing elements (dual-density mid-sole, thermo-plastic shank), shock-absorbing materials, and minimalist designs respectively. Continued innovation in both shoe design and material selection, as well as greater understanding in running-injury epidemiology, motivate the need for continued study on how effective contemporary running footwear can protect its user from injury or pain. 

This webinar will highlight the study that took place in Vancouver, BC in 2019 that provided the evidence supporting Nike’s global claim of 52% injury reduction with the React Infinity Run shoe.


Part 1: The Proving Ground – The Science Behind Nike’s React Infinity Run

Exhausting Conservative Care Options (Spring 2020)

Chronic mid-foot osteoarthritis, tibialis-posterior dysfunction, adult-acquired flatfoot, acute traumatic orthopaedic injury. Collectively these conditions, and others, contribute to a growing group of patients experiencing chronic foot & ankle pain who languish in our system offering limited options outside of medication and surgery.

The fundamental need for many of these patients is mobility assistance due to mechanical insufficiency secondary to their injury or condition. Advanced pedorthic interventions such as footwear modifications, ankle-foot orthoses, and bespoke orthopaedic footwear are seldom considered, yet are vital non-surgical management options that help regain mobility and manage pain.

This webinar will highlight the nature of selected underlying conditions contributing to chronic foot and ankle pain before going into greater detail on the indications for a selection of advanced pedorthic options available at Kintec.


Part 1: Development of a Proprietary Insole for Knee Osteoarthritis


Part 2: Advanced Pedorthic Care for Chronic Foot & Ankle Pain:
Kintec’s Integration with the Orthopaedic Community to Delay or Prevent the Need for Surgery

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