Foot Types and Shoe Selection, anyone?

Join Dr Allen in this excerpt from the National Shoe Fit Certification Program. Need to know more about foot types? Consider taking the program. Want to take it a step further? Get Certified!

email us at: thegaitguys@gmail.com for more details.

The Importance of the “Toe Box”

In this brief video, excerpted from the National Shoe fit Training Program, Shawn and Ivo talk about the importance of adequate toe box size and how to relates to fit. Enjoy!

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Season 1: Podcast 8 of the Gait Guys Experience Now available!

You know you want it! Here it is:

You can check it out on Libsyn, by clicking here:

This link will get you a nicely laid out “show notes” and pod player.
http://thegaitguys.libsyn.com/the-gait-guys-experience-podcast-8-s1e8

This one will get you to the show player of ALL of our podcasts.
http://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/thegaitguys

Here are the show liner notes:

1-   neuroscience story

 http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-do-whales-and-dolphin
What do dolphins and sleep walking have in common?
Do ultra marathoners sleep while they run ?
Join us for the podcast neuroscience introduction.

2- More lectures available  on www.onlineCE.com 13 hours of courses there !  Go there and look up our lectures

3- OFF TOPIC Discussion:
Hi gents ! What is with the wide tripod abducted legs in obese folks >?
So many of them supinate and have a wide tripod…….
thanks alot
Julio C, in Sao Palo Brazil !

4- Off Topic:   Sole lifts or heel lifts ? Which should you use and why ? And When ?
 
5- EMAIL Question:
Hi! 

I saw your blog and one of your youtube videos and thought I would mail in a gait question! I appreciate any input or information you have about this. I was wondering about people that walk with their foot in the abducted position – why is this and what are the implications for such a gait? I know some people with flat feet have that tendency but I don’t have that and walk at baseline with my foot abducted. I took note of this since I’ve developed some hip pain recently and noticed that when I make a conscious effort to walk with my feet straight it actually feels abnormal (more comfortable and natural with the feet abducted). Why is this? Any input into this puzzle would be appreciated. 
Thanks much!  -Sheeva

6- EMAIL CASE:
Guys, love you, love your show

you guys need to do a stand up routine at a club……..maybe host Saturday Night Live !  Maybe pair  you up with Justin Timberlake !
Anyhow…….enough ego stroking…….
What is your take on the biomechanical implications of a short quadriceps muscle in gait ?

7- Pedographs or software ???? what is our take ?

8- EMAIL CASE
Hi Fellas

Can you talk a bit more about the proprisensory system in gait ?
You talked about it several blog posts but i would love to hear you expand upon it. 
thanks
Jordan

9- EMAIL:
 Is it true that walking in flip flops is bad for you?  I’ve heard a lot of “experts” say it will cause your arches to fall.  Thanks! – Norma

Season 1: Podcast 8 of the Gait Guys Experience Now available!

You know you want it! Here it is:

You can check it out on Libsyn, by clicking here:

This link will get you a nicely laid out “show notes” and pod player.
http://thegaitguys.libsyn.com/the-gait-guys-experience-podcast-8-s1e8

This one will get you to the show player of ALL of our podcasts.
http://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/thegaitguys

Here are the show liner notes:

1-   neuroscience story

 http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-do-whales-and-dolphin
What do dolphins and sleep walking have in common?
Do ultra marathoners sleep while they run ?
Join us for the podcast neuroscience introduction.

2- More lectures available  on www.onlineCE.com 13 hours of courses there !  Go there and look up our lectures

3- OFF TOPIC Discussion:
Hi gents ! What is with the wide tripod abducted legs in obese folks >?
So many of them supinate and have a wide tripod…….
thanks alot
Julio C, in Sao Palo Brazil !

4- Off Topic:   Sole lifts or heel lifts ? Which should you use and why ? And When ?
 
5- EMAIL Question:
Hi! 

I saw your blog and one of your youtube videos and thought I would mail in a gait question! I appreciate any input or information you have about this. I was wondering about people that walk with their foot in the abducted position – why is this and what are the implications for such a gait? I know some people with flat feet have that tendency but I don’t have that and walk at baseline with my foot abducted. I took note of this since I’ve developed some hip pain recently and noticed that when I make a conscious effort to walk with my feet straight it actually feels abnormal (more comfortable and natural with the feet abducted). Why is this? Any input into this puzzle would be appreciated. 
Thanks much!  -Sheeva

6- EMAIL CASE:
Guys, love you, love your show

you guys need to do a stand up routine at a club……..maybe host Saturday Night Live !  Maybe pair  you up with Justin Timberlake !
Anyhow…….enough ego stroking…….
What is your take on the biomechanical implications of a short quadriceps muscle in gait ?

7- Pedographs or software ???? what is our take ?

8- EMAIL CASE
Hi Fellas

Can you talk a bit more about the proprisensory system in gait ?
You talked about it several blog posts but i would love to hear you expand upon it. 
thanks
Jordan

9- EMAIL:
 Is it true that walking in flip flops is bad for you?  I’ve heard a lot of “experts” say it will cause your arches to fall.  Thanks! – Norma

Welcome to Friday Follies. Or should we say Friday Bloopers.

Here is a previously unreleased version of an intro to a review Dr Allen had done. Dr Ivo, knowing how Dr Allen feels about heavy metal, made this spoof.

Enjoy!

Ivo and Shawn

You have heard us talk about weakness (short weak and tight weak) muscles all the time on Youtube: The Gait Guys; now here is the neurology behind it. Think about this concept the next time you see a gait compensation and think of the muscles (agonists/antagonists) involved.