A couple weeks back on the blog I wrote about why your feet absolutely have to flatten when you walk. You can check the entire post here. This concept of your feet flattening is important to understand because your feet have multiple motions they have to perform when you walk. Read more…
I remember when I started taping and wrapping my feet. I would wrap the tape so tightly that I either had to sit or, if I stood, I had to deal with the fact that my toes would be blue. This all started before the age of ten. I remember my feet hurting so badly that I told my mother that I was scared that the bottom arch of my foot was going to literally rip and snap.
I remember my mother putting each of my feet into hard plastic boots before tucking me into my youthful, flower-power pink sheets at night. I remember having to wear the ugliest and clunkiest “pronator” shoes in 3rd grade when all my friends wore pink light-up shoes. I remember hating the 1-mile run day at school because it meant that I wouldn’t be able to participate in dance class later that night. (more…)
In last week’s post, I discussed why your feet need to move. To recap, your feet are made up of many bones and joints. In order for each of the joints to stay healthy, they have to be able to move. Performing exercises for the muscles of your feet can help with this.
One of the most effective ways of ensuring that your joints are able to move is to make sure your muscles are working well. Why? Because the number one purpose of muscles is to help position and control joints. In other words, muscles help your joints move, so making sure your muscles are working well will help to make sure your joints are moving well. As a certified personal trainer and Muscle Activation Techniques™ specialist in Schaumburg, this is a conversation I often have with my clients. (more…)
As a certified personal trainer and Muscle Activation Techniques™ specialist in Schaumburg, I understand the importance of having healthy feet. In fact, making sure my clients have healthy feet is of great importance to me because of how often we use our feet. Nearly every physical activity is heavily dependent on your feet being healthy, stable, and functioning well. Furthermore, issues that begin in the feet can quickly impact the health and function of the rest of the body. (more…)
Whether you consider Memorial Day to mark the start of summer or you hold off until it officially turns in late June, almost one thing is for certain: flip-flops season is now in full swing. While this lightweight form of footwear can have you feeling footloose and fancy-free, there are potential repercussions on the horizon by sporting the open-backed staple of summer.