The Foot Collective@thefootcollective

The truth about feet πŸ™ŒπŸ½
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Flat feet are often a smoke signal for hip dysfunction. Your intrinsic foot muscles help stabilize the arch but your hip muscles (glutes) create the torque needed to form the arch in the first place
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Reset your hip, loosen up your foot and reconnect the two to restore a strong, stable arch in your feet
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#thefootcollective #glutes #barefoot #healthyfeet #strongfeet #physicaltherapy #education #sitting #lowbackpain #movement #fitness #ottawa #run #balance #yoga #injuryprevention #education #human #beinformed


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Simple, inexpensive yet so effective
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Toe alignment matters and most modern shoes mess it up by squishing the foot into a narrow toebox. Leads to things like a collapse arch, Bunions, big toe issues, decreased balance etc
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For $15 these silicone spreaders help restore natural toe alignment when used consistently. A great non surgical alternative to help reduce bunions and create a more stable base at the feet
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Start with 30 minutes a day and increase as tolerated all the way up to sleeping with them if you can. No need to wear them in shoes if you’re being consistent at home when barefoot
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Available on our website (link in bio) and shipping globally
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#thefootcollective #barefoot #health #healthyfeet #simple #alignment #posture #balance #yoga #train #strongfeet #bunions #flatfeet #ottawa #toronto #toespreaders #movement #fitness #bettershoes #yoga #toes


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The human foot is insanely impressive when you understand the crucial role it plays in human movement and the complexity of its design
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Respect your feet, wear healthy human footwear and keep this magical body part in optimal condition
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Wicked graphic created by @themvmtpts
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#thefootcollective #barefoot #healthyfeet #davinci #foot #feet #health #education #prehab #physicaltherapy #strongfeet #bettershoes #prehab #ottawa #human #movement #design


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30 sec Beam screen during one of our Toronto seminars in 2018
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Balance is trainable. Balance is safety. Balance is an indication of how well your foot can act as a sensor, the speed that it sends signals to your brain, and your ability to recruit and fire important muscles at the hip
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Any human of any age at any level of strength or flexibility can work to improve their balance with minimal risk. Beam work on a daily basis has been a powerful training element for me personally and something I use regularly when working with patients in clinic
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Make your own beam from aluminum pipe or purchase one from TFC and get access to a database of progressively more difficult movements to work towards. Available at tfc-shop.com under the β€œbeam” tab. Made in Canada and shipping globally from Ottawa
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#thefootcollective #balance #beam #barefoot #strongfeet #health #yoga #run #lift #train #humanshoes #injuryprevention #education #physicaltherapy #ottawa #human #movement #challenge #madeincanada #prehab


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Love this post by the team over at @vivobarefoot.kids
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USE IT OR LOSE IT – are we making our bodies atrophy?
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Roger Kneebone, professor of surgical education at London’s Imperial College, says young medical students spend so much time on screens they lack the dexterity needed to stitch up patients
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If we don’t use our bodies, we lose the ability to express certain skills
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So what does a lifetime of normal shoes do to our feet? Like wearing a cast, normal shoes are stiff, narrow and rigid: they can wreck the form and function of feet as they grow
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And then we see sedentary adulthoods always on chairs and screens, complaining of back and foot pain
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Keep feet bare 🦢🏽
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Our feet are awesome evolutionary gifts of biomechanical engineering – let’s keep them that way
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#thefootcollective #strongfeet #healthyfeet #livebarefoot #letthemexplore #naturalmovement #wildkids #sensoryfeedback #raisingchildren #injuryprevention #education #physicaltherapy #ottawa #movement #human #prehab #humanshoes #painfree


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Great post by @the_running_lab
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You do not build strong feet in the gym or out running .. You build them the other 17 waking hours each day .. By simply walking β€œQuiet and Smooth” with as little shoe as possible interfering with the awesome feet you were born with
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#thefootcollective #healthyfeet #strongfeet #footpain #heelpain #orthotics #healthyfeet #flatfeet #barefoot #barefootstrong #runstrong #run #runner #running #fit #fitness #movewell #positionispower #active #health #workout #gym #strong #strongrunner #crossfit #ottawa #movement


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Tactical frog: one of the Big 3 hip mobilizations we teach in the Hip section of the TFC seminar and the brainchild of the awesome @chweingroff
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Spend time working on improving your hip mobility and modify how much time you spend sitting in chairs and your body will change in profound ways
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Be informed, be consistent and rediscover a mobile, stable, resilient body that takes you down whatever movement path you choose for the rest of your life without breaking down
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#thefootcollective #hipmobility #injuryprevention #education #physicaltherapy #health #movement #painfree #frog #groin #fitness #performance #ottawa #tfcseminar #movement #human #madeincanada


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Fresh travel gear for the team sent from our awesome travel partner @nanukcases
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Traveling with electronics that you want to keep safe? Check out the insanely durable and well built (made in Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‘ŒπŸ½) hardcases they offer
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Peace of mind knowing that even if your luggage gets tossed around or squished in transit your precious cargo is safe
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Video coming soon showing how we use their equipment to make traveling for seminars more convenient
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#thefootcollective #travel #cases #luggage #quality #protectyoshit #nanuk #injuryprevention #tfcseminar #madeincanada #sponsor #strongfeet


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Awesome podcast with @babakowen yesterday in the Ottawa TFC store. Great chat about feet, hips and getting away from your orthotics that are only making your feet weaker and stiffer
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This guy drove all the way from Montreal to record 30 minutes in person and ensure good audio quality. Dedication to the craft
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#thefootcollective #injuryprevention #education #physicaltherapy #barefoot #strongfeet #train #health #healthyfeet #human #movement #painfree #performance #orthotics #fitness #ottawa


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Be informed, make a better decision and respect your feet. The amount of women who wear shoes like this and are confused why they have bunions and foot pain blows my mind
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At TFC we never tell adults what to wear on their feet. We just want to make sure people understand the dangers of footwear like this so they can make better decisions
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If you prioritize β€œfashion” over the health of your body that’s your choice. Just don’t complain when your machine stops working properly and sending you pain signals all day
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#thefootcollective #bunions #heels #healthyfeet #truth #beinformed #painfree #posture #kneepain #education #movement #ottawa #health #shoes #barefoot #strongfeet #balance #health #human #weird #alienshoes #fashion #function


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Awesome AM movement session in the Ottawa Dojo. Everybody barefoot working on single leg stability, boxing footwork patterns and tuning in the slings
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Go barefoot, explore unconventional movements and rediscover play. Because training should be fun
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#thefootcollective #injuryprevention #education #physicaltherapy #movement #barefoot #balance #strongfeet #health #train #ottawa #hipstability #prehab #footwork #agility #riversidesouth #tfcdojo #human


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Truth from a very smart, unbiased human using science to guide his statements
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Read it a few times and really think of what he's saying. Are your shoes letting you run yourself to joint replacements?
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#thefootcollective #barefoot #education #shoes #movement #bettershoes #strongfeet #run #runner #technique #human #prehab #injuryprevention #ottawa


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