Posts Tagged "foot pain"

Quick Tip: Are you living from the feet up?

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Are you living from the feet up?

Our feet do so much for us, and though that hard work can show up in achy arches and toes, it can also have broader effects. When our feet aren’t healthy and strong, patterns of compensation can crop up in other structures of the body — and those patterns can sometimes cause pain. So to ensure we’re making the best use of our body’s structure and power, we have to offer some care to these feet of ours! With all that in mind, we’re bringing you a foot-focused Quick Tip this week. In this video, Psoas therapist K.C. Wassner shows an easy exercise to help reduce...

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Quick Tip: How flexible are your feet?

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: How flexible are your feet?

Most of us do not give our feet enough love. Our feet have enormous power to affect pretty much everything in the body, so it’s important to remember to stretch them along with the more commonly stretched psoas and hamstrings. In this week’s Quick Tip, Scott Schwartz shows off a great series of easy stretches to increase flexibility in the ankle, toes, and tops of the feet. This series is not recommended for anyone with serious dysfunction in the foot, but it’s great for maintaining overall health of the feet and preventing future pain. Unless you have incredible balance,...

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Quick Tip: AIS Plantar Fascia Stretch

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: AIS Plantar Fascia Stretch

Even those of you who are lucky enough not to suffer from plantar fasciitis might have some tough tissue on the soles of your feet. The plantar fascia is the connective tissue that reaches from the ball of the foot to the heel, and it can take a beating from walking, running, and just general overuse. Take a seat with Scott Schwartz in this  Quick Tip, as he guides you through how to use your toes to stretch that connective tissue that gets tight on so many people. Since this is an Active Isolated Stretch, you’ll want to give the stretch 10-12 passes with increasing tension each...

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