Walking barefoot is as the article states: simply the best. If you aren't a barefoot walker, you would probably notice the muscles in your feet when youspend a length of time reintroducing your feet to mother nature...
Take a trip to Cornwall, grab a surf board, lose the shoes and dare yourself to walk over the cobbles, the sand, the rocks and stones, the grass and with a bit of luck the surfboard as well. You will give your feet a work out like never before.
One thing to remember is that when your feet stop providing information to your brain - creating the potential to stumble as the post suggests - two things happen: the communication between the foot and the rest of the body begins to fade... quickly, and the coupling effect from joint to joint also breaks down.
The result is that muscle length tensions change, joint range decreases and our average centre of mass adapts to these physical responses. Is this what makes us stumble as we grow older?
Next realisation is that as soon as these changes are brought about... injury becomes a possibility. In a perfectly functioning human body, with zero tension and optimal joint range.... and good healthy active feet - you are less likely to stumble, lose balance and experience injury.
Find out more about understanding the feet and the role they play in managing the human body by visiting the Courses section of our website. As a practitioner, you'll never look back. So remember "Let the Feet do the Talking"....
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