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…

Beyond Biomechanics | Addressing Foot Pain with Sensory Stimulation

I want you to picture a human foot.   Now picture a person standing barefoot, and then walking barefoot.   Do you see the foot striking the ground and flexing under impact, only to re-stabilize and push off just a few milliseconds later? Often times when we think of human movement we can’t help but to be…

Feet, Fascia & Functional Movement Summit | London

Get ready for the first-ever Feet, Fascia and Functional Movement Summit coming to London on Sunday January 21, 2018! As part of the EBFA Global Mentorship this one-day event features the global leaders in fascial fitness and functional movement including: – Dr Robert Schleip (via teleconference) of Fascial Fitness – Gary Ward of Anatomy in Motion…

The Evolution of Touch, Emotion and Barefoot Science

“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes This is one of my favorite quotes.  In fact I love any quote that has to do with learning, expanding oneself and seeking self-improvement.  I have always held the belief that our ability to learn never stops, and…

How To Help Your Bunion Booty With Bunion Bootie

It’s Saturday morning and you are on your way to your favorite instructor “Toning Tony”‘s killer body conditioning class.   Famous for his squat series at the end of class you continue to endure this weekly punishment as you are committed to get the “glutes of your 20s” back. You are in the middle of…

Biohacking Your Body with Barefoot Science

We are all on the eternal hunt to looking good, moving well and feeling young – however as responsibilities (job, school, family, friends) increase the time allocated to health and fitness often decreases.   Surprisingly we expect the same results with less time in the gym but is this really even possible? Perhaps it is….

How “tuned in” is your nervous system? Advances in barefoot science.

Cell phones, billboards, TV ads, fit bits.     Now, more so than every before, our nervous system is continuously being over-stimulated with information.   This over-stimulation of  information actually has the opposite effect on the nervous system, leading to a shut down or “tuning out” of the external noise which we experience on a daily basis….

Time To Stabilization & Athlete Injury Risk

A majority of my podiatry practice is built around treating athletes and chronic athletic injuries.   From professional dancers to marathon runners all athletes – regardless of sport or art – require the same thing – rapid stabilization for optimal loading and energy transfer.   Why is rapid stabilization so important?  During dynamic movement such as…