7 reasons to allow your child to walk barefoot

Children, and specifically very young children, like to walk barefoot. It is often difficult to get them to wear shoes. Isabel Gentil Garcia, professor of nursing, physiotherapy and podiatry at Complutense University in Madrid, did research in this area and found that...

Realigning the Body

We are generally too busy and preoccupied to consciously think about how we use our bodies, in particular how we stand. The following five steps are a guide on how to realign your body. Stand with the feet pointing straight forward or slightly inward. Realign the...

How can I look after my feet?

The 24 bones in the feet are ‘kept’ together by how they fit ‘into each other’ and by ligaments. The muscles and plantar fascia provide secondary support. Fat pads help with weight bearing and absorb impact. As the foot strikes the ground, this force unlocks the bones...

Plantar fasciitis, reflexology and foot mobilisation

Plantar fasciitis: “Rather than being the result of inflammation, the condition more closely resembles long-standing degeneration of the plantar fascia near its attachment.” Statement by James Speck1 who has a master’s degree in physical therapy and a special...

How to help foot pain

The foot The 24 bones in the feet are ‘kept’ together by how they fit ‘into each other’ and by ligaments. The muscles and plantar fascia provide secondary support. Fat pads help with weight bearing and absorb impact. As the foot strikes the ground, this force unlocks...