1 September 2013

MBT Super Trainers

I’ve never forgotten trying on some MBT trainers in a shop one day. I had no intention of buying them; I just wanted to try them on to see what all the hype was about. I couldn’t believe how awful they felt; unstable, uncomfortable, ghastly, never mind the £250 price tag. I have never recommended MBTs to my patients.

According to the Daily Mail today a scientific study commissioned by the company has shown no benefits for low back pain sufferers – and "in some cases can make problems worse". Fad is all I can say, it’s a bit like barefoot running. A patient of mine decided to try barefoot running; the first time out resulted in a fractured metatarsal bone and a plaster cast for 6 weeks!

The findings are due to be published in the journal Spine in October and "will add to the woes of MBT, coming just 18 months after the Swiss parent company filed for bankruptcy"

Why £250 MBTs wont put an extra spring in your step

Daily Mail article: download PDF here

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