First started wearing the five fingers back in 2006. In 2007 as S/C Coach for the @twins we became the first affiliated professional sports team @rocredwings in the United States to exclusively wear the @vibramfivefingers
The foot/ankle complex should really be deemed the “core”...the genesis of movement as we eccentrically decelerate and isometrically decelerate motion and the effects of gravity, momentum, inertia, and ground reaction forces 3-dimensionally. I’ve taken a lot of heat over the years with this minimal, create success from your environment approach. It’s dangerous to follow the protocols and mindless bias of evidenced based practice. A one size fits all approach that western medicine is founded and acts upon makes movement and function unsafe. We can’t have a conversation about pathology and the root of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular based pathology, the physiological effects of healing at the cellular level, customization amongst the rehabilitation, prevention, performance enhancement process without understanding the foot/ankle relative to an individual’s transformational zone function. We can’t optimize outcomes without understanding real and relative motion of the foot and ankle complex in relation to the entire kinetic chain.
May our techniques and strategies for healing and performance enhancement continue to based upon fundamental truth. May we continue to look to facilitating our deep wealth of mechanoreceptors and their ability to integrate 3D articulating relative motion throughout the entire kinetic chain as a strategy to close the gap on our genetic potential. May we eliminate pathology with an understanding on biomechanical truth. May we think, act, and feel differently then everyone else. #maverickphysicaltherapy #homegrownjedi #vibramfivefingers #appliedfunctionalscience #sandiegophysicaltherapy #movementtruth #functionalmedicinemovementacademy