Enhancing Your Pilates Practice with Naboso Technology

As a former gymnast and now aerialist, I greatly appreciate the methodology and progressive programming of Pilates.  Centered around deep core engagement and postural alignment, Pilates focuses on proper form and technique during every exercise execution. Founded by Joseph Pilates in the early 1920s, Pilates was developed through Joseph’s personal movement experience, his work with World…

Foot Numbness and How Enhanced Sensory Stimulation Can Manage It

A lack of sensation in your foot could signal that something is affecting your peripheral nerves.  Now the culprit may be as simple as nerve compression from poor posture or tight shoes, or it could signify a much larger cause requiring medical evaluation.   Many disorders can have paresthesia (the medical term for “numbness”) as…

The Best Insoles for Preventing Running Related Injuries

What are the best insoles for running injury prevention? The softer, the better, you might say.  But is extra cushioning actually the best approach for preventing injuries? Recent research indicates that more cushioning in our shoes and insoles is actually not effective for preventing running-related injuries. In fact, there’s evidence that too much cushioning may…

Three of the Best Ways to Strengthen the Foot Muscles

Physical inactivity is becoming a greater risk around the world, affecting more adults than ever before. Modern lifestyle relies heavily on technology. The downside of it is that it’s no longer necessary to be active to earn a living. But the good news is, modern technology backed by scientific research can enhance and support a…

Common Causes of Arch Pain & Prevention With Foot Strengthening

Though foot arch pain is common in athletes, it can happen to anyone, whether they love exercise or enjoy living life slowly. That’s because the arches of the foot do a lot of work every day. They absorb the shock when you walk or run, and they bear your weight when you stand. You may…

Toe Walking and Tactile Input

Walking on the toes as a child may be considered a normal phase of learning to walk, however in the child past 3 years old the absence of heel contact at initial contact is not normal. According to Williams et al. (2010) an average 7% of children present with a toe walking gait.  Any child…

NeuroRehabilitation with Naboso Technology

Balance impairment and gait instability are common symptoms in patients living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD).   From an increased fall risk to reduced independence, compromised dynamic stability can place a heavy emotional burden on these individuals. When developing a balance and fall reduction program for PD clients, research has shown that stimulation of the foot with…

Foot Strength & Arch Stiffness in Relation to Minimal Footwear

Earlier this week one of my master instructors shared an interesting article with me on the relationship between foot strength and stiffness in those who chronically wear minimal footwear. For those who study barefoot movement and integrated foot mechanics, the association between minimal shoes and stronger feet may seem like an obvious finding but I…

Enhancing Sensory Stimulation to Improve Balance in Multiple Sclerosis

Balance impairment is a common symptom in patients living with Multiple Sclerosis.   From an increased fall risk to reduced independence, compromised dynamic stability can place a heavy emotional burden on these individuals. When developing a balance and fall reduction program for MS clients, research has shown that approaching it from a sensory perspective is the…