5 Healing Benefits of Grounding

Grounding, also known as earthing, is one of the simplest ways to support the natural health and healing response of the body.     Dating back thousands of years and represented in various cultures, grounding taps into the conductive charge of the Earth and has documented benefits ranging from improved sleep to faster wound healing.  Our disconnected…

Custom Orthotics? Friend or Foe?

When you hear the word “orthotics” what comes to mind?  Medical device?   Beneficial to foot function?  Expensive?  Or, simply an over-prescribed and unneccesary arch support? When it comes to foot function, one of the most controversial topics in this space is the benefit vs. potential overuse of custom foot orthotics.  As a Functional Podiatrist, I…

4 Ways to Improve Foot Circulation

Research has shown that various types of foot stimulation can have a positive effect – not only on foot muscle strength – but also on foot circulation. So why is foot circulation so important?  Good circulation is beneficial for everyone who is looking for healthy feet, legs and movement.    You can think of good circulation as…

Got Heel Pain? It May Not Be Plantar Fasciitis

For the past several months you’ve been experiencing a sharp pain in the bottom of your heel.  After a quick search on the internet, you determine that it must be plantar fasciitis.  After doing the recommended treatments including rest, ice, arch supports and stretching you find yourself in the same painful situation and fear it…

3 Steps to a Stronger Foot Core Connection

Hidden within our socks and shoes is a powerful structure that can transform how you connect to your posture and movement.  The human foot is a fascinatingly complex structure made up of 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. With our feet acting as our body’s foundation, it is important to…

5 Ways to Bulletproof Your Feet

Strong feet means a strong foundation.     With over 29 muscles in our feet, there are important daily steps that can be done to ensure your feet stay strong and healthy.    Below are Naboso Founder Dr Emily’s top 5 ways to bulletproof your feet.  Step 1 – Daily Foot Mobilization  5 minutes twice…

Improve Running Performance with Strong Feet

Whether you are a weekend warrior or an avid marathon runner, everyone wants to improve their running performance.  Optimal running performance is often associated with proper running technique and cardiovascular endurance.  But what if I told you there was an often-overlooked secret to enhancing running performance?    Strong feet.  Due to the unique demands of running,…

What is Lateral Foot Pain?

If you feel pain alongside the outer edge of your foot, you’re experiencing what’s known as lateral foot pain. This is a common issue triggered by walking, running, and other activities. Lateral foot pain is often accompanied by instability, tenderness, swelling, and even difficulty moving around. If you are suffering from it, it’s important to…

Mimicking Movement to Improve Leg Circulation

Walking, often thought of as a means to get from point A to point B, is actually a necessary part of how our body maintains a healthy circulatory system.    With every step we take, the combination of ankle movements with calf muscle contractions, pump the blood from our feet back up to our heart.  If we…

Proprioceptive vs. Mechanoceptive Training for Ankle Rehab

Ankle sprains are the most common lower extremity injury in athletic populations, representing up to 30% of all sports-related injuries.   These injuries can result in long term disability, high economic costs due to persistent symptoms and repeated ankle sprains; and can potentially end an athlete’s career.     Rehabilitation typically includes proprioceptive training of the foot and ankle with…