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Video Tutorial #168 The ‘Controlled Fall’ Its Importance In Reducing Impact Force and Running Efficiency

Dr. James Stoxen DC Control Fall

  Improving your running form and your running technique can help you run faster and run more efficiently. By learning the proper running form you will be able to reduce impact force adding less stress on your body and reduce the risk of injury. Some of these common running injuries include, plantar fasciitis, iliotibial band syndrome, or shin splits, heel pain and Plantar fasciitis. Proper running form is a very important component to every runner’s training plan. Body positioning at … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial # 166 Second Toe Should Point At The Target During Walking, And Running Both Barefoot And Shod

Dr. James Stoxen DC Barefoot Running Coco Cay, Bahamas

Dr James Stoxen DC shares and demonstrates Video Tutorial #166 Second Toe Should Point At The Target During Walking, And Running Both Barefoot And Shod Coco Cay, Bahamas November 9, 2011 The first piece of advice I can give you in barefoot running is keeping your second toe pointing towards the target. The second toe is the axis where your weight distributes across the foot during running. When the foot lands it's the mass times the acceleration equals the force of the … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial # 154 Barefoot or Shod? Which one is better? The debate!

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  My presentation is titled 'Run For Life, Barefoot' because the shoe industry is promoting the various different high-tech implements and the adjustments to the human foot. The foot is perfect when we’re born and they’re making these claims that wearing their shoes will make you a better runner, it is safer and you will be able to run a for a lifetime. They market the shoes as some sort of anti-aging device or something that will allow you to prevent injuries. In reality 30 … [Read more...]

Dr. James Stoxen DC Will Be Speaking At The Barefoot Running Festival Symposium, April 14, 2012 Boston MA

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  Dr. James Stoxen DC Will Be Speaking At The Barefoot Running Festival Symposium April 14 1-4pm Boston Public Library Rabb Lecture Hall 700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02216 The Barefoot Running Symposium is presented by the New England Barefoot Runners. This symposium is available to the general public at no charge on a first come, first serve basis. This FREE event occurs during (and is part of) the 1st Annual Boston Barefoot Running Festival. This event showcases well … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #157a What Is Foot Pronation And Foot Supination? Is It Good Or Bad?

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Over Pronation ICD-9 781.99 What Is Foot Pronation And Foot Supination? Is It Good Or Bad? Tips For Better Health Ask the doctor, Dr. James Stoxen DC You go to your doctor and they say, "Your feet pronate too much or over pronate." Im sure that is what someone said to you which prompted you to google this article. There are many ways to describe over pronation but the way I describe it is when the foot rolls outside a range I call the safe range between rolling from the … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #157 Barefoot Running Is Normal. Shod Running Is Abnormal? Rationale Based On Solid Training Principles

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All footwear including running shoes are binding or motion altering devices!  Period!  Therefore these devices weaken the spring suspension system and absolutely weaken both the human spring ability to protect the body from the forces of the landings of walking and running. The only natural way to run is barefoot.  Therefore running with footwear should be considered unnatural running and should be considered an activity, which accelerates the aging process and puts at risk your … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #156 – “Some People Say Don’t Run Barefoot! It’s Not Safe Or Healthy For You!”

Dr James Stoxen DC Running Age 49

Your friend and maybe even your doctor might have said to you... "Don't Run Barefoot! It's Not Safe Or Healthy For You!" Is this good advice for everyone? Read this and decide for yourself what is right for you...   Don't Run Barefoot! It's Not Safe Or Healthy for People! It bothers me when I hear people are afraid to strive for a more barefoot lifestyle. Have they read the latest research conducted by Harvard University published in Nature in 2010? Why does this … [Read more...]

Why Do I Run Barefoot…

Dr James Stoxen DC Running Barefoot

  Dr Stoxen, How Did You Discover the Human Spring Model and Why Do You Run Barefoot? When I first opened my practice, I wanted to be able to heal people and, at the same time, train sports champions. I went on a personal and professional mission not to only build a complete knowledge of the human body - the way we move and why - but to uncover the secrets of elite performance. My first decade in practice, I volunteered to treat athletes at every possible sports event, … [Read more...]

I Have Heel Pain. Should I Give Up On Barefoot Running?

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Heel Pain ICD-9 719.47  Heel Spur ICD-9 726.73 I Have Heel Pain. Should I Give Up On Barefoot Running? Tips For Better Health Ask the doctor, Dr. James Stoxen DC Whatever your level of running, regular racing, fitness running, or occasional jogging, aches and pains are a part of the sport. While aches and pains should never be ignored, some are more significant than others because they signify chronic running injury. The most commonly injured areas include the arch and heel … [Read more...]

How Can I Run Barefoot When I Have Plantar Fasciitis, Limbic Difference, Flat Feet, Scoliosis And Pain?

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Question: First, structurally, I have a severe case of scoliosis that was fused when I was 12. I have a limbic difference and I didn't know until my feet started hurting but I also apparently, have flat feet.  For these reasons the 3 podiatrists and a PT that I have seen have told me there is no possibility of my becoming barefoot (BF). My husband and I have tried to find a doctor/pt in our area open to BF with absolutely no luck.  About 5 years ago after the birth of my first child my feet … [Read more...]

Should I Do Other Cardio Between Running Days? Barefoot Running Society Forum Question

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Question: Let's say I'm running/walking 3 days a week, such as the C25K or E25K program I'm currently working on.  Should I engage in other cardio activities such as cycling or elliptical during the running "off" days in between?  Or would it be better to have the off days be TRUE rest days with no cardio activities? Despite hating stationary indoor workouts, I was leaning more towards the elliptical if I do anything, since that's probably lower impact than even cycling for me.  We have plenty … [Read more...]

“Barefoot Running Helped Me Qualify For The USA Taekwondo Olympic Trials”, Christian Medina.

  Dr. James Stoxen DC interviews two time National Taekwondo Champion Christian Medina about his training and the upcoming Olympic Trials which take place in Colorado on January 12, 2012. Dr. Stoxen shares how watching Christian walk and evaluating his gait revealed that his Human Spring was banging into the ground which caused him to have a weak and locked spring. They discuss how impacts are not bad if you first release and unlock the Human Spring. If the spring is intact … [Read more...]

LECTURE ABSTRACT: RUN SAFELY FOR LIFE! BAREFOOT or SHOD New more effective approaches of evaluating and restoring the human spring mechanism, IVO Congress, Sydney, Australia, 2011

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Lecture Abstract Title: RUN SAFELY FOR LIFE! BAREFOOT or SHOD - New more effective approaches of evaluating and restoring the human spring mechanism Presented by Dr. James Stoxen DC To be presented for review and consideration to lecture at the IVO Congress March 29th, 30th, and 31st, 2012, Sydney, Australia Overview/Introduction I chose the subject of barefoot running and the human spring model of biomechanics because running barefoot demands near perfect impact resistance … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #6 Important Functions Of The Human Spring Mechanism, To Protect The Body From Impact Forces

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The functions of The Human Spring: The Human Spring recycles energy through the spring mechanism The Human Spring is a protective mechanism The Second important function of the Human Spring is that is absorbs the forces of the landings. Therefore it is a protective mechanism that protects you from the impacts. Kids fall down and cry for a minute and then get up and run around like nothing ever happened. When we as adults fall down sometimes we have a hard time getting up. We … [Read more...]

The Doctor Says, “We Were Meant To Be Barefoot” Watch this to see why……..

8th Malaysian Conference and Exhibition on Anti-Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine and 1st International Congress on Anti-Aging

Presented at the 8th Malaysian Conference and Exhibition on Anti-Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine and 1st International Congress on Anti-Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine April 30, 2011 at 9:00am – May 2, 2011 at 12:00pm Shangri-La Hotel, 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Today we are going to talk about the impact of walking and running and specifically I've made my topic barefoot running or run for life, barefoot. Tomorrow is … [Read more...]

Can Running Cause Injuries? Watch this to see….

Presented at the 8th Malaysian Conference and Exhibition on Anti-Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine and 1st International Congress on Anti-Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine April 30, 2011 at 9:00am – May 2, 2011 at 12:00pm Shangri-La Hotel, 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   As you know running can cause acute and chronic injuries. Certainly running can cause injuries by people that fall down and get injured but we are not necessarily going to … [Read more...]

If The Shoe Fits Should You Wear It? Watch this to see Dr. James Stoxen DC answer…

Presented at the 8th Malaysian Conference and Exhibition on Anti-Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine and 1st International Congress on Anti-Aging, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine April 30, 2011 at 9:00am – May 2, 2011 at 12:00pm Shangri-La Hotel, 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Another reason why my presentation is titled "Run For Life, Barefoot", is because the shoe industry is promoting the various different high-tech implements and the adjustments to the … [Read more...]

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT: Run For Life! Barefoot, The Second World Anti-Aging Medical Conference, Mexico City, Mexico 2011

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Presentation Abstract: Title: Run For Life! Barefoot Presented by Dr. James Stoxen DC                                                                                              To be presented at The Second World Anti-Aging Medical Conference February 4th-6th 2011 Mexico City, Mexico Running, as decades of studies have shown, is one of the best ways for your patients to put distance between themselves and the aging process. The medical quandary though has been determining when, … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW: Dr James Stoxen DC, Human Spring and Barefoot Running, on “Second Opinion with Dr Ron Klatz”

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Interview of Dr. James Stoxen Dc by Dr. Ron Klatz on Second Opinion, November 21, 2010 The Spring in Your Step: The Role of Foot Biomechanics in Overall Health  With show host Dr. Klatz, guest Dr. Stoxen explains the physics and engineering of foot biomechanics. Dr. Stoxen presents the concept of “The Human Spring,” and discusses its specific implications in overall health. Find out how shoes can cause damage to the foot and why “barefoot is … [Read more...]

RACE RESULTS: Dr. James Stoxen DC Ran Barefoot in the AIDS 10K Run Chicago 2010

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Dr. James Stoxen DC ran barefoot in the AIDS 10K Run Chicago 2010 held on Saturday, October 2, 2010 in Grant Park. His time was 1:00.19 … [Read more...]

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