Are you doing short foot correctly? | Clearing the confusion

I think it goes without saying that I have a passion for sharing the power of foot activation and how it fascially connects to central core stabilization.  My go-to for foot activation is none other than – short foot! Considered by some as merely of foot-specific exercise and not one that is integrated or applicable…

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…

Tapping into Torsion | The Rotational Power of the Achilles Tendon

Power lies within the transverse plane. We have all heard this concept at one point or another throughout our education or training career.   From the rotational moment of the trunk to generate power when throwing a javelin to the torque created from supination of the foot into the external rotational power of the glutes –…

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…