Fix Your Feet: Build the Best Foundation for Healthy, Pain-Free Knees, Hips, and Spine

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Globe Pequot, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 140 pages
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World renowned kinesiologist Philip Maffetone has for more than a quarter century been a student and proponent of a holistic approach to health that at its center is starkly simple.
Take his approach to foot care, for example: Our feet are our foundation and are vital components to maintaining overall health. Poor foot and ankle function set the stage for improper movement of knees, hips, and spine. Adjusting your gait to accommodate a sore Achilles tendon or a stiff ankle, for example, will almost inevitably lead to a misaligned and painful back. Even for a healthy foot, popular sport and dress shoes often disturb the delicate natural balance our feet strive to attain. Despite this, feet are one of the most neglect parts of our bodies--out of sight, out of mind.
FIX YOUR FEET is for anyone-not just athletes-who has ever suffered from foot pain or dysfunction and its resulting aftereffects. It provides a concise and clearly written explanation of anatomy basics, then shows how to assess and treat foot and ankle problems, beginning with methods to restore proper biomechanics and restore muscle balance.
And once your feet are repaired FIX YOUR FEET shows how to maintain their health by making simple adjustment and ejecting old habits, including how to find shoes that best match the foot. It's the next best thing to having a personal therapist at your beck and call.
 

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If you're an athlete who has foot problems (including blisters!) you need this book. Read full review

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Excellent book for folks with foot problems. Great for athletes. Read full review

Contents

BASIC ANATOMY
1
SHOES
45
TREATMENT
81
Bibliography
129
Index
135
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Page 131 - Balance and vertical impact in sports: role of shoe sole materials. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 78, 463-467.
Page 132 - The effects of foot orthotics on the EMG activity of selected leg muscles during gait.
Page 132 - Schuit D, Adrian M, Pidcoe P. Effect of heel lifts on ground reaction force patterns in subjects with structural leg-length discrepancies. Phys Ther 1989;69(8):663-670.
Page 131 - Nurse MA, Nigg BM (2001). The effect of changes in foot sensation on plantar pressure and muscle activity. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon); 16(9): 719-727.
Page 131 - In vitro antagonistic activity of monoterpenes and their mixtures against 'toe nail fungus

About the author (2003)

For more than two decades, Dr. Philip Maffetone, an authority on alternative medicine and a certified acupuncturist and physiotherapist, helped world-class athletes and regular folks alike to live, eat, and exercise simply and sensibly. His practice taught him that Western health care systems treat symptoms but not causes. He writes extensively on the need for individuals to understand their own bodies and to take responsibility for their own health.

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