May, 2018

To continue with last month’s theme, all of the bones in the feet are designed to move while we walk. True pronation, which is the first phase of gait, means that each one of the 33 bones in the feet move in certain directions to cue the rest of the bones and muscles in the body creating forward movement. Because of this necessity for the bones of the feet to move, my approach to most orthopedic issues starts with the feet. Movement is natural to humans and immobility often results in pain. Walking is one of the most potent forms of human movement in terms of resetting the body’s neuromuscular system while simultaneously positively impacting organ health.