The Sports Doctor, 30/12/2020
The Sports Doctor with Dr Robert Weil
Guests, Matt Gooch and Shane Toohey
Matt Gooch, Director of Product & Innovation Superfeet Insoles Worldwide, Certified Pedorthist, & MS Exercise Science joins me along with Shane Toohey, Principal Educator at Acupuncture in Podiatry, Curtin Univ., Hillarys Western Australia, Australia. Then, it's 'The Sports Doc Is In' with your emails!
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Principal Educator at Acupuncture in Podiatry
I have been a practicing podiatrist for 37 years and a certified acupuncturist for 27 years. Since including acupuncture into my private practice late in 1991 I have been combining my podiatric and acupuncture skills. During most of that time I have also lectured part-time in undergraduate podiatry courses in orthotic therapy. For all of that time I have also been Managing Director of Artisan Orthotic Laboratory. Very recently, we have incorporated digital scanning and digital modeling in the design of our devices on a foot by foot basis to create a model suitable for 3D printing.More recently I have also presented lectures and workshops in acupuncture for podiatry students at UWA, Galway University, Huddersfield University, QUT, UniSA and Metropolitan in Birmingham. For five years, I was team podiatrist for the Australian A League Football team, the Perth Glory. For the next 5 years I have been the sports therapist for a top rate under-age AFL football team and was WA State Minor Gaelic Football sole therapist for two Australasian Carnivals. Since then I have have providing my skills to my local amateur AFL club. My association with sporting teams always involves providing hands on treatment at training sessions and games. I have been conducting practical Podiatry workshops nationally and internationally for over 15 years.
It has been my mission to unravel the most effective acupuncture treatments for conditions commonly being presented to Podiatrists and pass this on to my profession. These were never self evident from the training I received. They have the capacity to make a profound difference to clinical outcomes and they do.
In 2013 I was awarded the Australian Podiatry Council Hall of Fame recognition. However, I am not about to retire!
The Sports Doctor is in! Dr. Robert A Weil, Sports Podiatrist, specializes in orthotics that improve alignment, stability, balance & performance. He has practiced podiatry & sports medicine for over 30 years in the Aurora- Naperville area and was recently inducted into the prestigious 2019 National Fitness Hall Of Fame. Dr. Bob has treated many of the world’s premier athletes from all types of sports. He is the host of “The Sports Doctor™” Radio Show. The show is now featured on BBS Radio Network, UK Health Radio Network & Sports 4 Fanz Radio. Dr. Bob was formerly on HealthyLife Radio and was also on WDCB public radio in Chicago for over 20 years. He has written articles for many newspapers & magazines and is a frequent guest on other networks. And his new book, co-written with Sharkie Zartman, titled '#Hey Sports Parents! An Essential Guide for Any Parent with a Child in Sports' - is now available on Amazon!
Join the Sports Doctor and his great guests for important topical information for injury free exercise, wellness and sports performance for both adults and kids. Frequent topics include, the role of the foot in sports, all aspects of sports medicine including, proper sports shoes, youth safety, health, wellness, and sports performance for both adults and children.