The Windlass Mechanism: A Powerful Addition to your TFL / ITB Stretches

Tensor fasciae latae (TFL) / iliotibial band (ITB) over-recruitment and tightness is one of the most common contributors to movement dysfunction observed in the lower extremity.   Whether it is a dancer with an over-supinated foot or a runner with tibial femoral external rotation, hypo-mobility in this muscle (connective tissue) can be a strong deforming force. For…

Understanding (Subtle) Peroneal Subluxation: Treating the Cause vs. Symptoms

Welcome to another post in the Barefoot Strong Blog!   Today’s post is a great example of why all health and wellness professionals (including those that are specialists) must always consider the greater picture and consider integrated movement systems. Although I am a Podiatrist and am presented with patients complaining of foot & ankle pain or…

Five Tips to Protect Your Peripheral Nerves

As a Podiatrist, I frequently treat patients complaining of numbness in their feet and legs.   From the top of the foot to the lateral aspect of the heel, we typically associate loss of protective sensation with our diabetic clients – however this is not always the case. We all, regardless of age need to consider…