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#Repost @thefootcollective (@get_repost)
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Most modern shoes are rigid and stiffen your feet by preventing movement of the individual joints
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If the joints of your feet don’t move for the majority of each day your feet get mega stiff and from that, the muscles get weak
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If a joint doesn’t move then there’s no need for the muscles crossing it to fire so the body deactivates them and over time they shrink
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Mobilize your feet and strengthen them by spending time barefoot and switching to barefoot shoes. The stability of your foundation depends on it
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#thefootcollective #barefoot #strongfeet #healthyfeet #train #run #yoga #balance #human #movement #education #footwear #bettershoes #posture #strong #fitness #physicaltherapy #painfree #prehab #ottawa #movement

Mr. Pilates’ Standing Footwork on a 2x4! Just grabbed a 2x4 from my dad’s shop and it’s ON, true health for your feet, ankles, and hips. #pilatesstrong #wyominglife #dadshavewhatyouneed #the2x4 #thefootcollective #pilates #foothealth

Summer is the perfect time to mobilize and strengthen your feet by going barefoot!
#barefoot #movement #strongfeet #footmobility #yoga #thisisyoga
@thefootcollective
Most modern shoes are rigid and stiffen your feet by preventing movement of the individual joints
👣
If the joints of your feet don’t move for the majority of each day your feet get mega stiff and from that, the muscles get weak
👣
If a joint doesn’t move then there’s no need for the muscles crossing it to fire so the body deactivates them and over time they shrink
👣
Mobilize your feet and strengthen them by spending time barefoot and switching to barefoot shoes. The stability of your foundation depends on it
👣
#thefootcollective #barefoot #strongfeet #healthyfeet #train #run #yoga #balance #human #movement #education #footwear #bettershoes #posture #strong #fitness #physicaltherapy #painfree #prehab #ottawa #movement

#Repost @thefootcollective with @get_repost
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Most modern shoes are rigid and stiffen your feet by preventing movement of the individual joints
👣
If the joints of your feet don’t move for the majority of each day your feet get mega stiff and from that, the muscles get weak
👣
If a joint doesn’t move then there’s no need for the muscles crossing it to fire so the body deactivates them and over time they shrink
👣
Mobilize your feet and strengthen them by spending time barefoot and switching to barefoot shoes. The stability of your foundation depends on it
👣
#thefootcollective #barefoot #strongfeet #healthyfeet #train #run #yoga #balance #human #movement #education #footwear #bettershoes #posture #strong #fitness #physicaltherapy #painfree #prehab #ottawa #movement

Most modern shoes are rigid and stiffen your feet by preventing movement of the individual joints
👣
If the joints of your feet don’t move for the majority of each day your feet get mega stiff and from that, the muscles get weak
👣
If a joint doesn’t move then there’s no need for the muscles crossing it to fire so the body deactivates them and over time they shrink
👣
Mobilize your feet and strengthen them by spending time barefoot and switching to barefoot shoes. The stability of your foundation depends on it
👣
#thefootcollective #barefoot #strongfeet #healthyfeet #train #run #yoga #balance #human #movement #education #footwear #bettershoes #posture #strong #fitness #physicaltherapy #painfree #prehab #ottawa #movement

Great post from @shop.tfc
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👣That about sums it up👣

Shout out to @scottystopnik for paving the way for the next generation
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Let your kids be barefoot. Their foot health depends on it
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#thefootcollective #livedifferent #healthyfeet #generationnext #skateboarding #barefoot #strongfeet #anklemobility #squat #healthyfeet #balance #miniramp #ottawa #human #movement

Healthy feet: wide forefoot, toes splayed and often times dirty soles. Spend time barefoot, switch to human shoes and discover the strong, mobile feet that humans are adapted to have
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Restoring optimal foot health is more about removing things that harm your feet (rigid, narrow shoes and spending too much time sitting in chairs) than it is about doing extra stuff. Go barefoot and your feet automatically get stronger and more mobile
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#thefootcollective #strongfeet #healthyfeet #dirtyfeet #physicaltherapy #injuryprevention #prehab #education #rehab #movement #unshoeyourfeet #human #humanshoes #ottawa #hipstability #anklemobility #painfree

🌳👣 @thefootcollective Only a few days left until our upcoming session in Longbeach, California
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One of our most powerful workshops - teaches you the key elements needed to restore optimal human ankle and hip mobility
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Reclaim a stable barefoot squat, improve performance and prevent issues upstream at the knees and low back by optimizing two key joints that are under constant attack by shoes and chairs in our modern world
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Simple, applicable information and a plan of how to program the work into your life to ensure success. Our goal is to simplify the body and have people leave feeling empowered that they can correct their issues themselves through consistent maintenance and more importantly - avoiding harmful footwear and prolonged sitting
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Registration now open at tfc-shop.com under the “Seminars & workshops” tab
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#thefootcollective #strongfeet #healthyfeet #painfree #anklemobility #hipmobility #hipstability #physicaltherapy #education #workshop #advice #powerful #longbeach #california #crossfit #train #movement #ottawa

🇬🇧 Getting ready for the MudDay by running barefoot style (@thefootcollective ) and training legs, less and less muscles pain after running 6 km 💪🏽
🇫🇷 Préparation pour le MudDay, au programme : 6 km de course à pied en vibram (@vibramfivefingers ) et entraînement des jambes, les courbatures s'estompent, on est sur la bonne voie 👣

#mudday #funrun #barefoot #thefootcollective #running #runningmotivation #runningbarefoot #vibramfivefingers #garminvivoactivehr

#Repost @thefootcollective with @get_repost
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Great post by TFC instructor @optimize.physiotherapy
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- Arch height varies
- Your ability to control your arch is what matters most
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↪️ You can work on this, and it is in your control
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Many people confuse natural/genetic arch height with having ‘flat feet’
👣 Flat feet = an inability to CONTROL pronation, which is primarily the responsibility of the joints/musculature upstream of the feet (HIPS being the major players)
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➖ Just because you have a LOW arch, doesn’t mean you have ‘flat feet’. You can have a low arch and have strong feet which you can control well
➖ Just because you have a higher arch doesn’t mean you don’t have ‘flat feet’ (or uncontrolled feet). You can have higher arches but poor strength and ability to control these arches
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✅ It’s all about how you control your joints (and your body). Lack of control at the hips is usually the main culprit, having a domino effect downstream. The feet are good indicators of what is happening (or not happening) above them
.
➡️ Is it purely a stability control problem ❓
↪️ Mobility issues are also commonly present (at the ankles and hips primarily), which contribute to this lack of control. However this can be changed and worked on too!
✔️ The good news is that ‘flat feet’ can be worked on and changed over time. Working on MOBILITY, CONTROL, and STRENGTH is the key
👣
#thefootcollective #feet #barefoot #fitness #health #healthy #lifestyle #fit #yoga #pilates #crossfit #movement #mobility #education #change #strength #training #trainer #running #runner #anatomy #human #squats #learning #ottawa #strong #hips #physicaltherapy

Enjoyed power of slow running... say CHIiiiiii#thefootcollective #chirunning #distancerunning #garminfx5x #comrade2020 #vivoprimus

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Let's talk about another "excuse" that, in fact, IS in YOUR control.
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Great post by TFC instructor @optimize.physiotherapy
👣
- Arch height varies
- Your ability to control your arch is what matters most
.
↪️ You can work on this, and it is in your control
↘️
Many people confuse natural/genetic arch height with having ‘flat feet’
👣 Flat feet = an inability to CONTROL pronation, which is primarily the responsibility of the joints/musculature upstream of the feet (HIPS being the major players)
.
➖ Just because you have a LOW arch, doesn’t mean you have ‘flat feet’. You can have a low arch and have strong feet which you can control well
➖ Just because you have a higher arch doesn’t mean you don’t have ‘flat feet’ (or uncontrolled feet). You can have higher arches but poor strength and ability to control these arches
.
✅ It’s all about how you control your joints (and your body). Lack of control at the hips is usually the main culprit, having a domino effect downstream. The feet are good indicators of what is happening (or not happening) above them
.
➡️ Is it purely a stability control problem ❓
↪️ Mobility issues are also commonly present (at the ankles and hips primarily), which contribute to this lack of control. However this can be changed and worked on too!
✔️ The good news is that ‘flat feet’ can be worked on and changed over time. Working on MOBILITY, CONTROL, and STRENGTH is the key
👣
#thefootcollective #feet #barefoot #fitness #health #healthy #lifestyle #fit #yoga #pilates #crossfit #movement #mobility #education #change #strength #training #trainer #running #runner #anatomy #human #squats #learning #ottawa #strong #hips #physicaltherapy

Regrann from @thefootcollective - Great post by TFC instructor @optimize.physiotherapy
👣
- Arch height varies
- Your ability to control your arch is what matters most
.
↪️ You can work on this, and it is in your control
↘️
Many people confuse natural/genetic arch height with having ‘flat feet’
👣 Flat feet = an inability to CONTROL pronation, which is primarily the responsibility of the joints/musculature upstream of the feet (HIPS being the major players)
.
➖ Just because you have a LOW arch, doesn’t mean you have ‘flat feet’. You can have a low arch and have strong feet which you can control well
➖ Just because you have a higher arch doesn’t mean you don’t have ‘flat feet’ (or uncontrolled feet). You can have higher arches but poor strength and ability to control these arches
.
✅ It’s all about how you control your joints (and your body). Lack of control at the hips is usually the main culprit, having a domino effect downstream. The feet are good indicators of what is happening (or not happening) above them
.
➡️ Is it purely a stability control problem ❓
↪️ Mobility issues are also commonly present (at the ankles and hips primarily), which contribute to this lack of control. However this can be changed and worked on too!
✔️ The good news is that ‘flat feet’ can be worked on and changed over time. Working on MOBILITY, CONTROL, and STRENGTH is the key
👣
#thefootcollective #feet #barefoot #fitness #health #healthy #lifestyle #fit #yoga #pilates #crossfit #movement #mobility #education #change #strength #training #trainer #running #runner #anatomy #human #squats #learning #ottawa #strong #hips #physicaltherapy

OH HEY VICTORIANS...be sure to book yourselves in, education is key in barefoot transitioning, many of us are undoing a life time of foot distortion thus body missalignment. AND what you understand about your personal journey, you can use to inspire and influence others around you. I’m having my personal ‘wounded healer’ episode right now, and will share shortly. bodRepost from @thefootcollective using @RepostRegramApp - TFC is heading to Australia !!! First seminar officially scheduled is in Melbourne and will be hosted by @melbournestrengthconditioning
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Registration is now open at tfc-shop.com under the “Seminars & Workshops” tab
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Some of the topics we cover:
- The importance of feet
- Understanding the causes of foot dysfunction
- Restoring painfree and strong feet
- How your hips affect your feet, causes of hip dysfunction and how to restore your hip mobility
- Essentials of walking, running and footwear
- Barefoot training, strengthening the feet and programming hip stability
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Seminars are taught by actively treating physical therapists and are open to people looking for guidance on how to fix their own issues as well as physical therapists, coaches, trainers and physicians
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#thefootcollective #education #tfcseminar #Australia #tfcaustralia #melboune #barefoot #painfree #healthyfeet #strongfeet #hipmobility #hipstability #anklemobility #balance #prehab #physicaltherapy #movement #health #fixyourfeet #run #train #humanshoes #victoria

Great post from the gang over at @joenimble
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Nimble Tip: walking 10k steps per day can dramatically improve your physical & mental health. Humans are adapted for movement. We aren’t designed to sit in chairs and spend all day in foot-damaging footwear
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#thefootcollective #strongfeet #barefoot #healthyfeet #physicaltherapy #movement #toefreedom #functionalfootwear #health #movementculture #lifestylechange #functionality #functionaltraining #outdoorfun #biomechanics #science #beinformed #education #foothealth #strongfeet #healthychoices #healthyliving #gethealthy #walking #hiking #outdoorlife #ottawa

SHORT FOOT👣

As I’ve written before about foot pains that are often due to weak and inhibited muscles of the foot.
The short foot is an exercise for the instrinsic foot muscles to help your create those strong and robust feet🏃.

Having flat feet and a fallen arch can be caused by functional reasons such as muscle weakness and alignment dysfunctions (hips, knees etc.)
Almost every pair shoes have arch support already built in them. 👟 In some cases they are
useful but they can also cause weakness in the muscles that are supposed to make the arch when there is no external support.

Starting out this might be hard to accomplish due to poor control of these muscles but it'll get better in time.
Put your feet on the floor. Try to shorten your foot as if pulling your forefoot to your heel.

Do you have ‘FLAT’ Feet?👣
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🔸Arch height varies
🔸Your ability to control your arch is what matters most
-
👣You can work on this, and it is in your control. Many people confuse natural/genetic arch height with having ‘flat feet’
👣 Flat feet = an inability to CONTROL pronation, which is primarily the responsibility of the joints/musculature upstream of the feet (HIPS being the major players)
-
🔸Just because you have a LOW arch, doesn’t mean you have ‘flat feet’. You can have a low arch and have strong feet which you can control well
🔸Just because you have a higher arch doesn’t mean you don’t have ‘flat feet’ (or uncontrolled feet). You can have higher arches but poor strength and ability to control these arches
-
✅It’s all about how you control your joints (and your body). Lack of control at the hips is usually the main culprit, having a domino effect downstream. The feet are good indicators of what is happening (or not happening) above them.
-
🤔Is it purely a stability control problem❓
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🧘🏻‍♀️Mobility issues are also commonly present (at the ankles and hips primarily), which contribute to this lack of control. However this can be changed and worked on too.
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😁The good news is that ‘flat feet’ can be worked on and changed over time. Working on MOBILITY, CONTROL, and STRENGTH is the key 🔑
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Shout out 🗣 to @thefootcollective for the amazing shared content📸📝
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#thefootcollective #feet #barefoot #fitness #health #healthy #lifestyle #fit #yoga #pilates #crossfit #movement #mobility #education #change #strength #training #trainer #running #runner #anatomy #repost #squats #learning #strong #hips #physicaltherapy #primalfitnessofnaples #personaltrainer #fitspo

⚠️Warning: I’m going to go on a very important rant. Did you know that modern footwear is the root cause of many foot, knee and hip problems? This is because conventional shoes are not often shaped like a natural human foot and include extra cushioning (that blinds your foot from the ground below) and arch support (which makes your arch weaker). Most shoes narrow around the toes when in reality the toe area should be the widest part of the foot. A lifetime of wearing modern shoes makes your feet shoe shaped instead of foot shaped. If you’re a runner, you’ve probably developed an injury or two while training (I know I have😫) and you think a solution to the problem is buying fancy, super support running shoes... but these will only make the problem worse. Imagine breaking your arm and having to wear a cast for 3 months. When you take it off, your arm is stiff and weak. Same goes with your feet. Shoes are a cast, and your feet become weaker and weaker unless you actually use them. Nature made the perfect running “shoes” for you, your feet! Don’t let them waste away along with the hundreds of dollars you spend on running shoes.

-@mackenzie_smith_dc
#Repost @thefootcollective
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Great post by TFC instructor @optimize.physiotherapy
👣
- Arch height varies
- Your ability to control your arch is what matters most
.
↪️ You can work on this, and it is in your control
↘️
Many people confuse natural/genetic arch height with having ‘flat feet’
👣 Flat feet = an inability to CONTROL pronation, which is primarily the responsibility of the joints/musculature upstream of the feet (HIPS being the major players)
.
➖ Just because you have a LOW arch, doesn’t mean you have ‘flat feet’. You can have a low arch and have strong feet which you can control well
➖ Just because you have a higher arch doesn’t mean you don’t have ‘flat feet’ (or uncontrolled feet). You can have higher arches but poor strength and ability to control these arches
.
✅ It’s all about how you control your joints (and your body). Lack of control at the hips is usually the main culprit, having a domino effect downstream. The feet are good indicators of what is happening (or not happening) above them
.
➡️ Is it purely a stability control problem ❓
↪️ Mobility issues are also commonly present (at the ankles and hips primarily), which contribute to this lack of control. However this can be changed and worked on too!
✔️ The good news is that ‘flat feet’ can be worked on and changed over time. Working on MOBILITY, CONTROL, and STRENGTH is the key
👣
#thefootcollective #feet #barefoot #fitness #health #healthy #lifestyle #fit #yoga #pilates #crossfit #movement #mobility #education #change #strength #training #trainer #running #runner #anatomy #human #squats #learning #ottawa #strong #hips #physicaltherapy #chiropractic

Credit to @pharoahkafele1 : Regrann from @thefootcollective - Great post by TFC instructor @optimize.physiotherapy
👣
- Arch height varies
- Your ability to control your arch is what matters most
.
↪️ You can work on this, and it is in your control
↘️
Many people confuse natural/genetic arch height with having ‘flat feet’
👣 Flat feet = an inability to CONTROL pronation, which is primarily the responsibility of the joints/musculature upstream of the feet (HIPS being the major players)
.
➖ Just because you have a LOW arch, doesn’t mean you have ‘flat feet’. You can have a low arch and have strong feet which you can control well
➖ Just because you have a higher arch doesn’t mean you don’t have ‘flat feet’ (or uncontrolled feet). You can have higher arches but poor strength and ability to control these arches
.
✅ It’s all about how you control your joints (and your body). Lack of control at the hips is usually the main culprit, having a domino effect downstream. The feet are good indicators of what is happening (or not happening) above them
.
➡️ Is it purely a stability control problem ❓
↪️ Mobility issues are also commonly present (at the ankles and hips primarily), which contribute to this lack of control. However this can be changed and worked on too!
✔️ The good news is that ‘flat feet’ can be worked on and changed over time. Working on MOBILITY, CONTROL, and STRENGTH is the key
👣
#thefootcollective #feet #barefoot #fitness #health #healthy #lifestyle #fit #yoga #pilates #crossfit #movement #mobility #education #change #strength #training #trainer #running #runner #anatomy #human #squats #learning #ottawa #strong #hips #physicaltherapy

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