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Video Tutorial #205 Barefoot-Arch Stretches in Malaysia

Barefoot-Arch Stretch

Dr. James Stoxen DC of Chicago IL and Dr. Amir Majidi Dc of Ontario Canada  April 29, 2012 at a park Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Keep in touch with Dr. Stoxen and Team Doctors by connecting to us below: Connect with Dr. Stoxen:                                        Connect with Team Doctors: Dr. James Stoxen DC Facebook                                   Team Doctors Facebook Dr. James Stoxen DC Twitter                                        Team Doctors Twitter Dr. James Stoxen … [Read more...]

Cracking Achy Knee Pain or Chondromalacia Patella – Treatment and Prevention Tips from The Barefoot Running Doctor

Knee Pain

  Chondromalacia Patella ICD-9 733.92 What is chondromalacia patella? Athletes and trainers call it runners or jumpers knee. Non-athletes call it cracking knees. Doctors call it chondromalacia patella. It has many names which confuse people.  Some people even split up the word as chondro malacia patella but it should be chondromalacia patella. chondromalacia patella or CMP, sometimes called anterior knee pain; patellofemoral pain syndrome; patellar tendinitis; patellar … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #75 The Deep Tissue Treatment Dr. James Stoxen DC Uses For Shin Splints

Dr. James Stoxen DC Demonstrates How To Relieve Shin Splints

   Dr. James Stoxen DC Demonstrates The Deep Tissue Treatment He Uses For Shin Splints   Today i'm going to talk about Shin Splints. I am going to show you how to get some relief from the pain from shin splints by doing some deep tissue work. This is helpful if you have major or minor shin splints. This is exactly what I do with patients in my office which means i'm teaching you all of my tricks. First you find the shin which is located in the picture … [Read more...]

Dr. James Stoxen DC Appointed a Weekly Contributor To The Natural Cures Website www.naturalcures.com

health blog

  Dr. James Stoxen DC has been asked be a contributor to the natural cures website (www.naturalcures.com) The nature cures blog offers paid subscribers a whole range of extra benefits such as acess to a library of information from a range of selected professionals. Other contributors to the natural cures blog are: Ronnie Cummins Director of the Organic Consumers Association Dr. Theresa Dale Ph.D., DNS, C.C.N., N.P. Certified Clinical Nutritionist Traditional Naturopathic … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #169 How To Land Your Foot When Walking, Running And Barefoot Running

Dr. James Stoxen DC explains the best way to land your foot.

  The next tip I'm going to share with you is the correct way to land your foot. The body is the mass and the speed of which we are running is the acceleration. The force of the landing is how the mass engages with the human spring. There are three ways your foot can land your foot with your bodyweight and the relation of your spring mechanism: 1. The first way is when your mass is behind the spring. I call this a deceleration spring landing. It's also called 'breaking' in … [Read more...]

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 #88 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates Stretching Of The Foot While Sitting At Your Chair

Dr james Stoxen DC demonstrates stretching of the feet while in a chair

Part of releasing your Human Spring involves stretching. Stretching is very important. If we stretch our body we will be able to absorb more energy into the spring. Sitting for a long period of time could result in muscle atrophy (When a muscle atrophies, this leads to muscle weakness, since the ability to exert force is related to mass) One thing you can do while sitting in a chair is to stretch your foot. What you do is take your shoe off and put your foot back behind you on … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #83 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates Self-Help Deep Tissue Treatment Above The Big Toe And Second Toe

Release point above the big toe and second toe, knuckle

  Release The Muscle Spasms and Stiffness Between The Big Toe And Second Toe The Human Spring is built into the body. It helps to absorb the force of the landings. When the body is not moving correctly or if the body is moving in ways that it was not engineered to move in then the Human Spring becomes locked. This can happen in a variety of ways. wearing shoes that do not fit our feet wearing high heel shoes abnormal walking patterns weak feet Today I am going … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #84 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates Scissor Stretching Of The Feet

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  The Human Spring is a concept I developed based on the fact that the body is like a spring mechanism. When you Impact with the ground our body mass comes down with a certain amount of acceleration which creates a force on the body that actually deforms the shape and stores energy during this deformation process. When you push off of the ground it releases that deformity and returns back to it's original shape. Stretching the foot can help to increase the depth of the loading … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #82 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates Self-Help Deep Tissue Treatment Under The Big Toe And Second Toe

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Most of the weight is felt over the Big toe and the second toe. The force or mass of the Human Spring impacts these two areas the greatest. Today we will focus on the Big toe and the second toe. See Below the Deep Tissue Point:   click here to go to the next self help top video tutorial #83 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 … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #81 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates How To Self-Help Deep Tissue Treatment Of The Ankle (Subtalar Joint Outside)

Subtalar Joint Outside Deep Tissue Point

  The subtalar joint (STJ) is also known as the talocalcaneal joint. In explaining subtalar joint anatomy, it is  located at in the rearfoot.    The subtalar ankle joint is comprised of the calcaneus (heel bone) and the talus, the bone that sits above it. Also known as the talocalcaneal joint, the subtalar joint is actually three separate articulations between the two bones. The subtalar joint makes up the foundation of our body so if there is a problem with joint movement,, ankle … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #80 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates How To Self-Help Deep Tissue Treatment Of The Ankle (Subtalar Joint Inside)

Deep Tissue Points Subtalor Joint

  The subtalar joint (STJ) is also known as the talocalcaneal joint. In explaining subtalar joint anatomy, it is located at in the rearfoot. The subtalar ankle joint is comprised of the calcaneus (heel bone) and the talus, the bone that sits above it. Also known as the talocalcaneal joint, the subtalar joint is actually three separate articulations between the two bones. The subtalar joint makes up the foundation of our body so if there is a problem with joint movement,, ankle joint … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #79 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates Self-Help, Deep Tissue Treatment Of The Gluteus Medius Muscle of the Hip

Gluteus Medius Muscles

One of the most common injuries or cause of injuries in runners that I see is Gluteus Medius weakness, resulting in the gluteus medius muscle becoming strained, tightened and/or leading to a specific Gluteus Medius injury or compensatory injuries down the kinetic chain such as knee joint pain,  foot pain and ankle pain. Releasing and Strengthening this important stabilizer will help decrease running or walking overuse injuries. Releasing and Strengthening the Human Spring is one of the more … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #78 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates Self-Help, Deep Tissue Treatment Of The Knee Popliteus Muscle

Dr. James Stoxen DC

  Are your knees swollen or do you haven chronic knee pain ? Do you have patella groove pain or infra patellar pain? What I have found in treating patients with pain in the knee is that the knee inflammation and  intense knee pain could be caused by a locking of the Human Spring. In the video below I will demonstrate and explain how to release the knee Popliteus Muscle.   Today i'm going to share with you how to release the popliteus muscle or the knee. The muscle … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #77 Dr James Stoxen DC Demonstrates How to Self Adjust Your Toes

Dr James Stoxen DC Releases The Toes

At the age of 27 I suffered from pain and fatigue. I developed foot and toe pain, sharp leg pain, lower hip pain and even knee cap pain. Every weight bearing joint was killing me!  My knees were cracking with every step. Not to mention having foot lock.  I sounded like a cricket! I couldn’t lift without severe lower back pain afterwards. I was a 27 year old doctor thinking, what are the causes of arthritis? I was thinking there has to be a treatment plan for pain! In my experience … [Read more...]

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