From Primal to Bipedal | Why we need to get off the ground and walk more!

Before you start throwing stones at me assuming that I’m bashing or discrediting any of the primal movement programs out there – please hear me out.    Anything I’m about to say does not mean I do not value the role primal movements and ground work has on restoring optimal movement patterns.   However, where these…

Emotion Meet Motion at the 3rd Annual Barefoot Training Summit

For those who follow EBFA you know that recently I’ve been speaking a lot about INTEROCEPTION and the emotional side of movement and fitness.    When it comes to movement and mental health, they are so deeply connected that we as an industry need to start focusing on this connection. We need to say goodbye to…

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…

Local Reflexive Stabilization & Movement Efficiency

Whether we consciously realize it or not we all want to move better, feel stronger and stay pain-free.   We all seek the ability to do the activities we love – whether that be going for a long walk with a loved one or competing in an obstacle race. It is my mission to help professionals…

Myofascial Energy Transfer & Movement Efficiency

When we walk, run, jump or do any dynamic movement there is a fascinating interaction that occurs between the body and the ground.  This interaction may only take a mere milliseconds but it provides the energy source needed for efficient human movement. Upon ground contact the body encounters impacts forces which are detected by the…

The Future of Proprioceptive Training | Small Nerve Stimulation

When you hear the words “proprioceptive training” what comes to mind? If you do a Google image search for these two words you will get hundreds of pictures demonstrating balance exercises on unstable surfaces.   Despite the popularity of these unstable surfaces how effective are they for improving balance or proprioception? Surprisingly, not as good as…

Compartment Pressure | The Secret to Preventing Impact Injuries?

Upon haring the words “compartment pressure” – what comes to mind? A majority of us may think of exertional compartment syndrome in runners or possibly compressive garments. Today’s blog is going to explore how our body – particularly the foot and lower leg – uses compartment pressure to efficiently transfer forces. After researching the concepts…

Barefoot Training Specialist® Training Beyond “Barefoot”

After wrapping up yet another incredible Barefoot Education TourI find myself in a state of happiness as I reflect on the past several days.   Each workshop I teach and each lecture I give my passion for the science of barefoot training and from the ground up movement increases. In early 2012 when I taught…