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Every Woman's Guide to Foot Pain Relief: The New Science of Healthy Feetby Katy Bowman
Synopses & Reviews
Foot pain isnt just pain—its a symptom of serious problems that will only get worse if you ignore it. One in four women in the United States is suffering from debilitating foot pain, which can affect the function of other body parts, from knees and hips to the pelvis and spine. But foot pain - and the underlying problems it reveals - can be eliminated.
Every Woman's Guide to Foot Pain Relief will show you how to not only prevent pain but how fix your feet and halt damage to the rest of your body. Through the scientific approach of biomechanics, which looks at the gravity, friction and pressure of our bodies, expert Katy Bowman offers an innovative set of exercises; her easy-to-follow program will help you to eliminate unnecessary foot and lower-leg pain. Bowman, a science advisory member for Earth Footwear, also walks you through the shoes you should (and should not) be wearing at different life stages—without sacrificing fashion.
Every Woman's Guide to Foot Pain Relief will teach you how a healthy foot works optimally and put you on the road to prevention and recovery.
Katy Bowman, MS, is the creator and talent behind the Aligned and Well™ DVD program, the director of the Restorative Exercise Institute, and the creator of the Restorative Exercise™ DVD kits for Gaiam. She is a regular contributor and expert for national health, fitness, and wellness publications and TV segments.
About the Author
Biomechanist Katy Bowman, MS, has become a leading voice for the science of wellness. The creator and talent behind the Aligned and Well™ DVD program, the Director of the Restorative Exercise Institute, and the creator of the Restorative Exercise™ DVD kits for Gaiam, Bowmans goal is to educate the public about correct exercise prescription, traditional movement, and how modern living impacts the human machine.
Long before becoming a international health celebrity, Bowman opened a small studio - now a very large institute - utilizing her studies in biomechanics and kinesiology to design safe exercise programs for injured or post-rehab patients. Dedicated to the teaching the ABCs of movement, she developed a reputation for achieving unprecedented results in pain reduction, increased bone density, and improved metabolic health. She is a regular contributor and expert for national health, fitness, and wellness publications and TV segments.
Table of Contents
1 Welcome to...Your Foot
How much do you know about your own anatomy? Did you know that you should be able to lift each toe by itself? Can you? If not, the basics of foot motion will be a fun ride!
2 Your Shoes...a Map
The parts of a shoe go beyond the latest style. By learning to identify four main characteristics, you can make smart choices when it comes to improving your outfit, and your foot health.
3 Where Do Your Feet Stand?
Any ballerinas out there walking around with their feet turned out? Why do our gait patterns differ so greatly from person to person, but tend to be the same within a family. Hint:Its not genetic!
4 Take a Stand Against Your Mothers Bunion!
Even though bunions tend to run in a family, their appearance in the family tree has a lot more to do with the way you learned to move your body and the footwear you are choosing to wear, as opposed to flaws in your tissue. Find a solution here!
5 Shoe Science
What is it about a shoe, really, that limits foot health? Turns out, the four main parts of a shoe each have particular qualities that can increase the development of common ailments like hammer toes, plantar fasciitis, bunions...just to name a few!
6 The Foot Bone is Connected to the Hip Bone
Sometimes foot pain is created much higher than you realize. The way we stand can load tissues in the wrong place, causing them to wear out before their time. Do you wear your hips out in front of you? Thats a good place to start looking for likely culprits!
7 Women, Undermining Womens Health
Is the high heel really that bad? Really? What about the research? If a shoe was implicated in ailments of the foot, knee, or spine, wouldnt it be on the front of every newspaper? Well, the research is showing something, and frankly, no one is talking!
8 The Foot Gym
Everyone knows they are supposed to exercise, but few of us know what to do with the muscles in the foot...and there are a LOT of them down there. This chapter offers a simple, easy to follow program that will help you restore function to the under-used muscles in the feet as well as increase circulation to the tight, over-stressed tissues of the lower leg.
9 Taking the Next (First) Step
Do health feet require a complete closet makeover? Am I going to be banned from cute shoes forever? How do I fit more exercise into my busy day when I can barely handle what is currently on my plate? Find those answers here.
10 Guidelines, Recommendations, and Frequently Asked Questions
What if you dont have foot pain, but want to prevent it? What if you want to optimize foot development in your friends and family? Does footwear matter during pregnancy, childhood, and in later years? Included here are guidelines on footwear for various ages and stages in life. Come find out what is best for your (or your familys) feet!
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