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…

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…

Flow Your Way to Happiness

Flow.     Animal Flow?    FlowFit?    Vinyasa Flow? Everyone in the fitness industry is “flowing” but is a movement flow state the same as a  mental flow or a superfluidity state?    Does flowing through a series of yoga poses do the same to the brain as when a base jumper jumps off a cliff or…

Interoception: The Emotional Side of the Human Myofascial System

As movement specialists we have grown to build a deep appreciation for the proprioceptive network in the human body.    From the perception of vibration and texture to the integrated tension along fascial lines, proprioception is truly the sixth sense in human movement. As important as proprioception is, what if I told you there is an…

Biomechanics of the Stiletto Strut

Anyone who has followed by work since before 2012 knows that I love shoes! I may be barefoot strong but come Friday night, I, like most women across the world, am strapping on my sexiest stilettos for a night out on the town.   Blame it on fashion and living in NYC for over a…

EBFA Year in Review 2014

Very special Happy New Year to all the health and fitness professionals and affiliates who have attended an EBFA workshop, supported our barefoot education and/or integrated our from the ground up programming into their practice!    We would not be where we are at today without YOU! As we say goodbye to yet another year I…

What does it mean to be BAREFOOT STRONG?

As a Doctor one of my favorite aspects of my job is educating and empowering patients to take their health and well-being into their own hands. Most patient complaints could have been prevented if they had a little deeper understanding of the way the body moves, how forces are transferred through the body and the…