Video Tutorial #148 Bosu Ball Foot Training

    This exercise strengthens the spring suspension system muscles in eversion, inversion, the combination of inversion and eversion dorsiflexion and plantarflexion. excerpt from the book, ‘How I Got My Wiggle Back’, page 161 Bosu Ball Foot Training Point the big toes slightly inward (pigeon toed) as you stand up straight on the ball. Push down, it's resistance. Shift your weight from the left side of the foot to the right, rolling the foot in and … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #68 The Exercise Your Doing Could Be Aging You Faster!

  Is it true that exercise could accelerate the aging process? Of course! Exercise is ONLY healthy if your body is moving the way it was engineered to move. Would you take your car for a 10 hour trip if your front end was out of alignment?’ NO! Would you lift weights knowing that your form and technique could lead to stress and strain of your joints causing arthritis over time? No! So by telling your patients that you should exercise as a form of anti-aging … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #171 Barefoot Footprints In The Sand – What They Can Tell You About Your Walking and Running Form And Technique

  Dr James Stoxen DC shares and demonstrates Video Tutorial #171 Footprints In The Sand - What They Can Tell You About Your Barefoot Running Form And Technique Coco Cay, Bahamas November 9, 2011 What you can do while running in sand or a more solid ground with sand on the top, is to analyze your footprint to determine how your biomechanics are and what your step looks like. By looking at your imprints in the sand you can determine whether the step was primarily a … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial # 108 Cable Hip Adduction And Foot Inversion

        Instructions: taken from page 162 from How I Got My Wiggle Back While standing, attach a Velcro cuff to your foot.  Start in full eversion and invert your foot fully.  Your leg crosses over and back to the end range of motion. the cable runs across the body.  Do not move your shin bone. The lower leg must not not move at all. (no cheating!) By holding it still, the muscles in the foot are isolated. Spring Action: This exercise … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #107 Ankle Exercise Training Strengthening

    Instructions: Standing on the balance board, balance on it rolling back and forth from one side to the other. You can also move in dorsiflexion and plantarflexion. Challenge yourself in many directions. Spring Action: This develops the spring suspension system muscles of the foot and ankle. Special Tip: This exercise should be done barefoot but can be done shod. You can add challenging hand-eye coordination drills to incorporate the balance into an … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #106 Foot Inversion Exercise

  This is an excellent exercise to develop the human spring suspension system muscles of the arch.     Instructions: Sit on the floor and attach a Velcro cuff to your foot with the band facing towards the opposite foot. Wrap the with the elastic band around the opposite foot and hold onto it with your hands. Start in full eversion and invert your foot fully to the end range of motion.   Spring Action: This exercise develops the muscles that … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #105 Foot Eversion

  This is an excellent exercise to develop the human spring suspension system muscles of the arch. Instructions: Sit on the floor and attach a Velcro cuff to your foot with the band facing towards the opposite foot. Wrap the with the elastic band around the opposite foot and hold onto it with your hands. Start in full inversion and evert your foot fully to the end range of motion. Spring Action: This exercise develops the muscles that suspend the spring in your … [Read more...]

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

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 # 162 How does the Human Spring Work to Absorb Impacts Without Cushion Footwear? My Research

  These photos come from slow motion videos I did of a barefoot runner. The arch is like a spring; it has 26 bones in the foot, 33 joints and even a spring ligament. Arch “Leaf Spring” Bend Creates Energy When your body weight comes down it sits primarily on the first and second toe; the remaining three toes, number three through five work as guides. When the weight hit’s the arch, the arch bends as it descends a couple millimeters to a couple centimeters in the middle, … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial # 159 – Foot Lock! What You Get From Standing Too Long And How To Prevent It

  I have been standing in these shoes all day! My Feet Hurt! Maybe the pain will go away....... Those are six very dangerous words, maybe the pain will go away.... An activity as simple as standing all day can lead to pain in your feet. So you need to know how to protect your feet when you're stuck standing for hours on end, especially on a hard surface. Besides the stress of prolonged standing, the architecture of the foot can also increase the symptoms from pre-existing … [Read more...]

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

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...]

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

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...]

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

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...]

Video Tutorial #86 Dr James Stoxen DC Recommends The Best Shoes To Prevent The Foot From Deforming

Based on The Human Spring Approach and many patients that I have helped with shoe fitting I will explain my opinion on what are the best shoes to keep the foot from deforming. When the foot lands on the ground it lands on the outside and rolls towards the inside. That is how it absorbs the force. When it asends the force of the landing is absorbed by the 33 joints of the foot across the foot evenly. To summarize there are two ways of attenuating the force The rolling effect  and the … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #85 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates Stretching Great For Mortons Neuromas And Narrow Heels

note: please allow video to load, then click start for smoother viewing The Human Spring Mechanism is important for walking, jogging, running and movement of any kind. The Human Spring protects you from the impacts of the landings. By preserving the Human Spring we protect ourselves from those impacts. The Human Spring also recycles energy. To explain this further think of a spring. It changes it's physical shape during the spring down or deformation process, stores energy and then … [Read more...]

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

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...]

NBC Special News Report: Dr. James Stoxen DC Interviewed on the Human Spring Approach

NBC Special News Report: Dr. James Stoxen DC Interviewed on the Human Spring Approach April 23, 2006 Like this article? We will send the next one to you.  Register for our updates below: Please share your comments below and include your web site everyone can check you out! Please feel free to share this information with your friends Keep in touch with Dr. Stoxen and Team Doctors by connecting to us below: Connect with Dr. Stoxen:                                       … [Read more...]

ABC SPECIAL NEWS REPORT – Ties To Pain, Features Dr James Stoxen DC By Sylvia Perez

ABC SPECIAL NEWS REPORT - Ties To Pain features Dr James Stoxen DC By Silvia Perez February 23, 2005 We've all heard of the damaging affects of backpacks and our children's health. But how often do parents worry about their children's feet? One Chicago health professional says it's time they started. He calls it pronation syndrome. A Chicago chiropractor says more children are dealing with back pain today because of this problem. The culprit: shoes that are trendy and in … [Read more...]

Dr James Stoxen DC Speaks at the 2nd Annual Bangkok Anti-Aging Conference, Bangkok, Thailand 2005

Dr James Stoxen DC Speaks at the 2nd Annual Bangkok Anti-Aging Conference Bangkok, Thailand, February 24-27, 2005 The Second Annual Bangkok Anti-Aging Conference took place at the Bumrungrad Hospital Complex  February 24-27 2005. An official scientific educational program co-supported by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), the event drew hundreds of physicians from Asia and Oceania attending as program delegates. The host venue, Bumrungrad Hospital Complex, is a … [Read more...]

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