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STAND UP!

Structural disorders of the feet affect over 60% of older adults. Discover how to rehabilitate feet through standing in the right footwear.

BORN TO WALK

“Walking is man’s best medicine” (Hypocrates) – Discover more about the health benefits of walking for your whole body.

‘JOGGING’ IS A NATURAL GAIT AT SLOW SPEEDS AND ON SOFT SURFACES

Jogging is a hybrid gait comprising some elements of walking and some of running.

THE ‘SCIENCE’ OF FEET AND FOOTWEAR?

Many areas of modern ‘science’ are characterised by lack of consensus and equivocal findings. The effect of the chosen footwear is a perfect example for that.

FUNCTIONAL FOOT DEFINED

Attempts to define human foot function have a long history. This post provides a brief overview of these attempts and their strengths and weaknesses, ending with a new definition.

WALKING IS A HEEL-TOE GAIT – PART 2

There are still many that believe the heel-toe pattern is not how our ancestors used to walk, especially when barefoot. Walking (even barefoot and in sandals) is a heel-toe gait.

WALKING IS A HEEL-TOE GAIT – PART 1

The evolutionary drive to minimise energy cost seems to have been ignored by modern proponents of forefoot walking. This piece will dispel the myth that humans are evolved to walk on the forefoot.

HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?

Up to 50% of all running injuries are at the knee. Among the most common is patellofemoral pain syndrome: excessive inward collapse and internal rotation of the knee under load.

A MASTERPIECE OF ENGINEERING…

Effective and efficient energy transfer is nature’s first principle of design. It is evident in all biological systems and structures, as well as the behaviours they facilitate.

FORM AND FUNCTION IN DEVELOPING FEET

An undisputed law of biology is that form both follows and determines function which provides an adaptable and stable base of support. A functional foot should therefore have dynamic flexibility.

USE IT OR LOSE IT.

Improvements in function, fitness and health are adaptations to intelligent physical activity, but they are hard won. The body is reluctant to commit the energy, protein and other resources.

GAIT RETRAINING AND RUNNING INJURY

Running-related injury rates are between 30% and 80% annually; the knee being the most common site of injury. This prevalence has promoted research into possible mechanisms and solutions.