Never Go Barefoot Again

Two clients in the last week have reported to me that their doctors have told them never go barefoot again. And this is far from the first time I have been told this by clients and students My response: Are you kidding me? This logic escapes me because my standard recommendation to everyone is that …

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Keep on Truckin’

Do you know this iconic image by Robert Crumb from the 1960’s? I think I am beginning to date myself with this picture but just the same it is really how most people walk and stand. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The three guys below all have the same patterns. I think …

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Are Your Hips tight? How About Too Loose?

There are many classifications of connective tissue in the body. Muscles, ligaments, tendons & fascia are all connective tissue and they all have a variety of elasticity. And that variability determines the range of motion that your joints can accomplish. If the connective tissue is removed our joints—of which there are numerous types—would be allowed …

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Walking Is A Core Event

When I speak about the core I am referring to three main muscle groups: The inner thighs, the pelvic floor and the abdominals. The psoas (my favorite muscle) is the main engine of walking, standing and trauma and when it is properly toned and aligned it allows the body to move with the most efficiency …

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What Up With Your Hip Joint? Is it Well Aligned?

The problem with saying the hip joint is one of the more important joints in the body is that at one point or another I say that about every joint. That being said, the hip joint is special. As the bridge between the upper and lower body it is hard to escape its fundamental influence …

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Stop Tucking Your Pelvis

Getting people to stop tucking their pelvis under seems to be my life’s work. I don’t know how it happened but here I am. For one, I don’t think most people realize that they tuck their pelvis under every minute of their lives. For another, oh so many people are told to do so. Look …

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A Right Angle

Your shin and foot should create a right angle when you are standing and in what is called the midstance of walking.  Only in this way can weight be transferred successfully from the upper body through the foot and vice versa. Unfortunately, too many of us tend to hyperextend our knees while standing and walking.  …

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Embracing change

It is amazing what happens when the body and the mind meet with consciousness and clarity. We are incredibly adaptable beings with an endless capacity for change. Embracing change is the pathway to a different self. I focus mostly on changing the body and its conditioned patterns but changing the physical is the first step …

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