Fix Your Feet: Build the Best Foundation for Healthy and Pain Free Knees, Hips, and Spine
World renowned kinesiologist Philip Maffetone has for more than a quarter century been a student and proponent of a holistic approach to health that at its center is starkly simple.
Take his approach to foot care, for example: Our feet are our foundation and are vital components to maintaining overall health. Poor foot and ankle function set the stage for improper movement of knees, hips, and spine. Adjusting your gait to accommodate a sore Achilles tendon or a stiff ankle, for example, will almost inevitably lead to a misaligned and painful back. Even for a healthy foot, popular sport and dress shoes often disturb the delicate natural balance our feet strive to attain. Despite this, feet are one of the most neglect parts of our bodies--out of sight, out of mind.
FIX YOUR FEET is for anyone-not just athletes-who has ever suffered from foot pain or dysfunction and its resulting aftereffects. It provides a concise and clearly written explanation of anatomy basics, then shows how to assess and treat foot and ankle problems, beginning with methods to restore proper biomechanics and restore muscle balance.
And once your feet are repaired FIX YOUR FEET shows how to maintain their health by making simple adjustment and ejecting old habits, including how to find shoes that best match the foot. It's the next best thing to having a personal therapist at your beck and call.