Episode 054 - Sean MacMillan: Putting the Right Foot Forward

D&D Fitness Radio Podcast show

Summary: In Episode 054 of the D&amp;D Fitness Radio podcast, we sit down with pedorthist, Sean MacMillan to talk about orthotics, choices around footwear and the foot itself. As both Don and Derek have relatively flat feet, they were more than interested in Sean’s opinion on the need for orthotics and the plight of the flat-footed. We discuss innovations in orthotics over the last several decades, as well as the differences in foot types and individual preferences. We pepper Sean with questions about frequency of orthotic use, changing between different shoe types, sports and even going bare-footed for some activities. Additionally, we talk about shoe selection for different types of feet and activities. <br><br>Sean MacMillan graduated from the University of Calgary in 1994, and began working in the field of Pedorthics in 1996. Sean competed in Track and Field at a Varsity level for 4 years. An Achilles rupture in 2001 necessitated a switch from weekend warrior to coaching. He worked for several years developing and implementing a sprint program for the Kelowna Track and Field team, working with several university and provincial level athletes. In 2003, he was named a National Team coach for the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Dublin Ireland.<br><br>Sean’s Pedorthic experience began in a technical shoe store in Calgary in 1992, fitting shoes for the orthotist who worked on site. After graduating from University he began his pedorthic apprenticeship with Kintec Orthotics attaining his Certified Pedorthic Technician and Certified Pedorthist designations quickly taking on management of the Surrey satellite clinic. He enjoys all areas of Pedorthics including gait analysis, biomechanical assessment, orthotic fabrication, shoe modification and custom orthopaedic shoes. In 2007, he completed a 120 hour course on Custom bootmaking in central Oregon. Sean is actively pursuing his Master Craftsman designation while working with other members of the Honourable Cordwainer’s Company (A non-profit, educational Trade Guild of bootmakers and shoemakers.)<br><br>For more information on Sean MacMillan, you can follow him via the links below:<br><br>Website: <a href="https://www.orthoquestpedorthics.com" rel="noopener">https://www.orthoquestpedorthics.com</a><br>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/orthoquest/" rel="noopener">https://www.instagram.com/orthoquest/</a><br>Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/orthoquestpedorthics/" rel="noopener">https://www.facebook.com/orthoquestpedorthics/</a><br>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/Orthoquest_Ped" rel="noopener">https://twitter.com/Orthoquest_Ped</a><br><br>The D&amp;D Fitness Radio podcast is available at the following locations for downloadable audio, including: <br><br>iTunes – <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/d-d-fitness-radio-podcast/id1331724217" rel="noopener">https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/d-d-fitness-radio-podcast/id1331724217</a><br><br><a href="https://www.iheart.com/podcast/dd-fitness-radio-28797988/" rel="noopener">https://www.iheart.com/podcast/dd-fitness-radio-28797988/</a><br><br>Spreaker.com – <a href="https://www.spreaker.com/show/d-and-d-fitness-radios-show" rel="noopener">https://www.spreaker.com/show/d-and-d-fitness-radios-show</a><br><br>You can reach both Don and Derek at the following locations: <br><br>Don Saladino: <br><a href="http://www.DonSaladino.com" rel="noopener">http://www.DonSaladino.com</a> <br>Twitter and Instagram - @DonSaladino <br>YouTube - <a href="http://www.youtube.com/donsaladino" rel="noopener">http://www.youtube.com/donsaladino</a> <br><br>Derek M. Hansen: <a href="http://www.SprintCoach.com" rel="noopener">http://www.SprintCoach.com</a> <br>Twitter and Instagram - @DerekMHansen <br>YouTube - <a href="http://youtube.com/derekmhansen" rel="noopener">http://youtube.com/derekmhansen</a>