A New Approach to Improving Mobility in Peripheral Neuropathy

Feeling pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness in your hands or feet may be a sign of peripheral neuropathy.  With over 20 million Americans diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy, this is a quite common condition or symptom of other conditions. The goal of managing peripheral neuropathy should be to maintain and restore the function of your peripheral nervous…

Infant Brain Activation with Foot Stimulation

It has been well established and accepted that sensory stimulation is critical to both cognitive and motor development in children – with many professionals advocating barefoot is better!   With the advent of Jean Ayes work and rise in sensory spectrum children much attention has been directed towards techniques which will increase sensory input and…

PELVIC BALANCE Lectures Series in Arizona & Online

EBFA Global is dedicated to providing the most up to date education to professionals which includes our Annual Barefoot Strong Summit where we bring together educators and professionals from around the world. The year’s Summit we are heading to sunny ARIZONA for the PELVIC BALANCE Lecture Series! Happening Sunday October 27th, the PELVIC BALANCE Lecture…

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…