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Chondromalacia Patella / Cracking Knees or Runners Knee, Treatment and Prevention Tips from The Barefoot Running Doctor

patella pulley example

Chondromalacia Patella ICD-9 733.92 Chondromalacia Patella / Cracking Knees or Runners Knee, Knee Cap Pain! Treatment and Prevention Tips from The Barefoot Running Doctor Tips For Better Health Ask the doctor, Dr James Stoxen DC Do you experience knee pain when running? Do you have knee pain when bending? Does your knees crack when going up the stairs? You may have what athletes call Runners Knee, what non-athletes call Cracking Knees and what doctors call, Chondromalacia … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #201 Can You Pass The Foot Ankle Toe Raise Alignment Test? (Posterior View)

The Foot Ankle Alignment Test (back view)

  Dr. James Stoxen DC of Chicago IL, USA and  Dr. Amir Majidi Dc of  Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 29, 2012 at a park Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Today I am going to help you evaluate if your Human Spring Suspension System muscles are weak by doing the Foot and Ankle Alignment Test. Dr. Amir Majidi Dc from Toronto, Canada, my research assistant will be demonstrating for you how to execute the test. This is the sister test to the Foot-Ankle Toe Raise Alignment Test … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #200 Can You Pass The Foot Ankle Toe Raise Alignment Test? (Front View)

Ideal Foot/Ankle Alignment

Dr. James Stoxen DC of Chicago IL, USA and Dr. Amir Majidi Dc of  Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 29, 2012 at a park Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Today I am going to help you evaluate if your Human Spring Suspension System muscles are weak by doing the Foot and Ankle Alignment Test. This is the sister test to the Foot-Ankle Toe Raise Alignment Test (Posterior) Dr. Amir Majidi Dc from Toronto, Canada, my research assistant will be demonstrating for you how to execute the test. The … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #90 Obstacle Course, Combining Exercise Drills

Obstacle Course

Obstacle Course, Combining Exercise Drills This drill actually combines various exercise drills that move the body in different movement patterns such as: Side Shuffle Zig Zag Backward Cone Touches and Circle Runs excerpt taken from the book, 'How I Got My Wiggle Back', The drills concentrate on moving in multiple directions (side to side, zig-zagging, circles) to challenge spring suspension system muscles that often become weak because we don't vary our movement. We move … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #136 Double Leg Cone Jump or hop

Double Leg Cone Jumps

  Double Leg Cone Jumps  excerpt taken from the book, 'How I Got My Wiggle Back', bend at your knees before dropping into a squat. Explode out of the squat upward and to the side. make sure you land midfoot and forefoot. Don't let the heel touch the ground until you come to a stop. Instructions: Start at the side of an object or cone which you are able to jump over. Jump to the side and land with knees bent. As soon as you land jump back over to the other side. Continue … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #167 Side Shuffle

side shuffle

  excerpt from the book, 'How I Got My Wiggle Back', page 170, Stand with your feet slightly wider than a shoulder-width apart and bend your arms at the side. Slide the left foot forward to the right, then step to the right with the right foot. Keep your shoulders over your knees. Change speed and direction for fresh challenges. Repeat 3 times, then reverse, leading with left foot. Spring Action: This drill develops spring in all levels Special Tip: You can add speed and … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #97 On Your Feet All Day? Fatigued? Achy? Over Pronation? I Recommend Footwear with Extended Medial Counters

Shoe Safe and Unsafe Range

    Today i'm going to talk about shoes, specifically counters. A counter will help you stabilize or maintain your heel in a safe range in the rolling from supination to pronation. When your foot lands on the ground it starts on the outside and it rolls to the inside and springs off. If it starts too far to the outside then it could cause twisting of the leg. If it rolls too far to the inside then it could also cause twisting of the leg. Neither one is … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial # 99 What Is The Best Way To Lace Your Shoes?

Dr. James Stoxen DC shares tips on how to lace a shoe properly

    Today i'm going to talk about how to lace a shoe. That might sound kind of strange because most of them are already laced when you get them. You might think the company laces them correctly when you get them but that is not always true. I have a tricky way of lacing shoes that will make them fit perfectly, snug and make the shoe a better support mechanism when you need it.   What we have here is a Drew shoe and it has a lacing system that starts over … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #133 Circle Walk, Jog, Run And Sprint

Circle Run

    Modern society has removed the twists and turns out of our daily life. We walk on sidewalks, roadsides, hallways and treadmills. We no longer have as much uneven terrain to stimulate the receptors, which help with the balance of strength in the sides of our foot stabilizers. This exercise is excellent for redeveloping the muscles, which have atrophied due to a lack of use. An exercise you can do to strengthen the spring suspension system muscles is Circle … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #177 Side Lunge With Cable

Side Lunge With Cable

  Side Lunge With Cable Instructions: Place the cable strap around your wrist (waist height) get into a wide stance Go down towards the cable so that it pulls you into a side lunge, then step back up. It's very important to keep the correct form You can also do this exercise by tying a band to a machine. … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #175 Barefoot Running? What If I Step On Something? part 2

tibialis anterior muscle

  As you can see in the video when I was barefoot running on the trail I was meandering around the rocks.  This adds another dimension to the barefoot running. When you are running barefoot you have to watch where you step. This adds an extra dynamic to the 'running training' What that means is if you have shoes on you don't pay much where you are stepping or the environment. Just running perhaps listening to your ipod and the latest music. I try to get into the training … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #174 Barefoot Running? What If I Step On Something?

Dodging

  Dr James Stoxen DC shares and demonstrates Video Tutorial #174 What If I Step On Something? part 1 Coco Cay, Bahamas November 9, 2011 As the barefoot running doctor one of the first things people ask me is: Aren't you worried about stepping on something? such as: a piece of glass? a rock? a syringe? (crazy as if there are syringes all over the place?) When you are running with shoes on you don't have to worry so much about stepping on those things but when … [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 #170 Running In Circles Will Get You Somewhere

example of the positioning of the foot angle as you lean in on a circle run

Dr James Stoxen DC shares and demonstrates Video Tutorial #170 Running In Circles Will Get You Stronger In The Barefoot Running Arena Coco Cay, Bahamas November 9, 2011 'Circle runs' can increase the strength of your Spring Suspension System muscles. Watch below another demonstration of 'Circle Runs' in slow motion to see the form and technique involved. The Spring Suspension System muscles move in other directions additionally to forward, backward, plantar flexion and dorsi … [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 Analyzes His Footprint In The Sand

  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

Cable hip adduction and foot inversion (finish)

        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 #110 Dr. James Stoxen DC loses An abdominal Exercise Competition By One Rep. Watch And see

Supercharge Spring Exercises Hanging Abdominal Raises Lateral Flexion

  Dr. Stoxen Loses An Abdominal Exercise Competition By One Rep.  Watch Above And See!!!!!   Instructions: Place your arms into the straps until your elbow shows. Reach your hand up and press into the top of the strap towards the back but do not grasp with your hands. Slowly bend your knees to 90 degrees. Then lift your pelvis and so your knees are above your waist and your thighs are parallel to the ground. Laterally flex your torso to the left and then back to … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #107 Ankle Exercise Training Strengthening

Board Ankle Training

    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 #109 A Great Hip Abduction Exercise Demonstrated by WBC Pro Boxing Champion Miguel Macho Hernandez at Team Doctors

Hip Abduction

  excerpt taken from, 'How I Got My Wiggle Back', page 162 Hip Abduction (cam resistance) Stand in the center of a four-way hip machine with your legs close together. Put the resistance roll (the cam) on the outside of the thigh. Make sure it is at the hip height. Keep your body still. Abduct (push out against the cam) your leg to about 30 degrees. You must keep your foot pointing straight ahead (if you turn the foot, you're training a different muscle). Don't stop … [Read more...]

Video Tutorial #105 Foot Eversion

Spring Strengthening Of The Human 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...]

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