Materials for Further Education on Foot Health
Here are my favourite resources for more information on feet, movement and general health!
Katy Bowman - A biomechanist with several awesome books on movement and how it's a natural part of human health. My top recommendations are Whole Body Barefoot and Move Your DNA. Her website has courses, along with her blog and podcast.
Gait Happens - Dr Courtney Conley has a wealth of knowledge and experience working with foot pain and health. Her Instagram account showcases exercises for mobilization and activation of the tissues in and around the feet and ankles.
The Foot Collective - An group of physical therapists who are on a mission to educate and challenge conventional thinking around foot related health treatment. Their Instagram account is full a tips and thought-provoking material.
Natural Mobility - Alex Schenker blends natural movement, martial arts and shiatsu therapy to create a well-rounded practice of achieving health and movement. He has a Youtube channel full of instructional videos and also delivers workshops and classes in Toronto.
Alignment Rescue - Carol Robbins is a certified Restorative Exercise Specialist. She helps discover root causes to joint and tissue pain and her website has a video library to address and rehabilitate common issues. She conducts online consultations, sees clients in-person and teaches workshops in Toronto.
Correct Toes - This company has been making toe spreaders to help restore the natural spacing between healthy toes. We also supply a version of the toe spreaders at Cool East Market. The Correct Toes website has a great video library with exercises, lectures and considerations for alternative footwear.
That's all for now. I'll be writing a follow-up featuring the top minimal shoe brands and models for different categories. For now, please take a look at our website for a selection of the shoes we love bringing to our customers. Or come by our store on the Danforth if you are in the Toronto area.
May 01, 2019
Thank you for this. As someone just coming to the idea of minimalist footwear, this was very helpful, especially the resources page.