Tag: foot function

Plantar Fasciitis Be Gone!

One of the most common injury conditions for Lifetime Athletes…is the demon known as Plantar Fasciitis! It frustrates and debilitates many athletes, but it is a problem that can be solved. We just need to understand what it is, how it develops, and how to make it go bye bye forever. Plantar fasciitis, and improving foot function, is the focus…

Pronation, Foot Function, and Athletic Longevity

I think that title pretty much says it all. At least with respect to this week’s topic. May is Human Locomotion Month at The Lifetime Athlete and this week we are studying the motion of the foot and how it can be leveraged for peak performance and long term health. This week’s MasterClass took a deep dive into all things…

Athletic Foot Function

Ep126 – Pronation and Athletes

Ep126 – Pronation and Athletes

 
 
00:00 / 00:48:07
 
1X
 

Pronation is a natural and necessary component of foot function. It describes the composite triplanar motion of the foot as the calcaneus everts, the talus dorsiflexes, and the forefoot abducts. It is how our foot accommodates and conforms to the ground. The reverse of this motion is known as supination. If all that sounds complicated, you’ll definitely want to listen…

Foot Function and Running Shoe Selection

Spring is right around the corner in some parts of the country, and the change of seasons gets many folks thinking about reviving or revving up their running program. This often coincides with shopping for a new pair of running shoes. The title of this week’s article has the potential to be an immense topic, but I’m going to a…

Ep041 – Foot Function and Running Shoe Selection

Ep041 – Foot Function and Running Shoe Selection

 
 
00:00 / 0:51:16
 
1X
 

The human foot is an amazing example of architecture and mechanics. Understanding how our feet are designed to work, and facilitating that performance, can help to make our running more enjoyable. Application of proper foot function also increases both performance and orthopedic longevity. Utilizing footwear that encourages natural gait patterns, and progressing training intelligently, can restore the natural optimal function…