Tag: pronation

I Broke My Arm

Some images may be unpleasant, there is no blood or actual broken skin, but there is bruising. THE INJURY On Jan. 16 I fell on some hidden snow covered ice and landed hard on my arm. As I lay there in the snow, unable to move, I had this realization that things had changed. I finally managed to scramble to my feet and edge my way to a fence and along the fence. I was on my way to pick up an order from my farm CSA, which is about 2.5km from home. My arm hurt, a lot, but I kept going, met th

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Anatomy of the Top of Foot Stretch

The Top of Foot Stretch lengthens the front of the shin and ankle, and shortens the plantar surface muscles (you may experience cramping), it also lengthens the tendons that extend, or lifts, the toes. Here’s a primer on Foot Anatomy. Feet have 26 bones -that's a LOT of bones. That's a lot of bones for muscles to attach to and to make up joints for movement. That's a structure meant for a lot of movement. Landmarks of the feet are: Heel - the calcaneus bone. If I asked you to point at

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Foot Mobility – Top of Foot Stretch

Yesterday I taught another full workshop on Functional Feet. I've lost count of how many foot workshops I have taught since 2012 when I got my "Healthy Foot Practitioner" designation (which is no longer offered as a stand-alone course by Nutritious Movement™). At that time I loved that you could specify with foot health and I've continued my studies and personal journey to better foot health ever since. A few days ago I returned from a 10 day trip to Costa Rica, where I hiked some very hilly,

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Feet and the Pelvic Floor

I just finished another foot workshop. I love doing them because they are literally your foundation and also the foundation of all the work that follows, typically the pelvic floor. So yes, next up is a pelvic floor workshop (my second!). I thought I'd write a post about how feet and the pelvic floor are related, and why you can't really address one without the other. Let's establish some very basic anatomical details: 1. Your hip joint is made up of the ball and socket of the femur and the

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Orthotics: Good or Bad?

I'm doing a Foot Workshop this Sunday and every time I do a foot workshop I get this question: "What's your take on orthotics?" The answer always is: "it depends." It depends on what the orthotic was prescribed for of course, but it also depends on what your goals and priorities are. For example, if I told you to fix a fallen or collapsed arch caused by excessive pronation, or perhaps relieve a plantar fasciitis issue, you would need to: change your shoe selection to a shoe with no heel

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