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Video Tutorial #12 Is Running Bad For Your Knees? How Does The Body Spring Back Safely From Impacts Of Running and Walking?

Tibialis Posterior

Is Running Bad For Your Knees? How Does The Body Spring Back Safely From Impacts Of Running and Walking? Running and walking involve impact with the ground. Doctors and scientists currently believe the body resists impacts as a lever mechanism. Hmmmmm I guess I should beleive it.   Its in the book! The lessons taught in medical schools, medical books and scientific papers about how the body works and how it breaks down, though based on modern medical constructs, just didn't add … [Read more...]

Article: Barefoot Approach, Foundation of Health Planted in Feet, Expert Says, Malaysia Star Newspaper, by JAYAGANDI JAYARAJ

the star online Dr. James Stoxen Chicago Chiropractor

  Barefoot Approach, Foundation of Health Planted in Feet, Expert Says Malaysia Star Newspaper written by, JAYAGANDI JAYARAJ June 9, 2012 Read the article here PLANNED exercise is done to supplement what we do not get in our daily routine, unless of course, if we were running barefoot through the jungle looking for our meals, there would be no need for gyms and exercise. For that reason, even cycling or going on a cross-trainer does not provide your feet the exercise they need to … [Read more...]

What Songs Do You Listen To When Running?

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    What are the top three songs you listen to when running? When you run barefoot, part of the analysis of form and technique is to hear the sound your foot makes on impact. By listening very carefully and making adjustments to the tension of your landing gear you can soften up your landing from a bang and a twist to a spring.... When it comes to running efficiency and reduction of injurious conditions... The "SPRING IS THE THING" As a reporter I met from the 'Malaysia Star', … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #137 Why Plyometric Jumping Or Impact Exercises Increase The Level Of Human Performance In Athletes and YOU too!

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  Below, is an example of the way athletes are trained in by plyometric box jumping. Resisting the impact to make the spring mechanism stronger. Not many doctors would recommend this to their patients because one might think that impact is going to be damaging to the joints of a patient. The impact is only damaging to the joints of the patient if we don't have a an intact spring mechanism. THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE In this case he is jumping down with the force of the … [Read more...]

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

Orthotic Arch Support which inhibits the arch of the foot

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 #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 #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...]

African Track Athletes Have More Spring – Lessons Learned from the 5th All African Track and Field Championships

Dr James Stoxen DC at the 1988 All African Track and Field Championships

In 1988 I was invited to work at the fifth All African Track and Field Championships in Annaba, Algeria. I found that the most extreme difference between the African athletes and my patients back home, was the spring in their feet and legs. In the African Track and Field Athletes, their tibialis posterior, tibialis anterior and peroneal muscles (I call the landing  muscles or spring suspension system muscles) were highly developed. What I discovered was that many of these African athletes … [Read more...]


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